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This review is from: The Insider (Paperback)This is a perfectly pleasant little read but it leaves no great lasting impression and can hardly be described as inspired.
The plot centres around corrupt bankers, computer hacking and high stakes poker. It is difficult to escape the conclusion that the author wrote the novel to cash in on current public disquiet about the financial world.
The book does keep the reader engaged, but it is not terribly original or surprising. A female heroine has an absentee father whom she worships and despises in equal measure . There is a mysterious villain (the Prophet) and it is obvious that one of two characters will eventually be revealed as this villain. When one rather than another is unmasked there is no great surprise for the reader and jaws certainly do not drop. A code is hidden at one point and this reader had certainly worked out the source many pages before our apparently savvy poker playing, computer hacking heroine.
Despite the lack of originality this is a pleasant read; just don't go expecting the book of a lifetime.