Somebody born to it, who was just smart enough to understand what Mickey laid out for him to do, and polished enough to sell it. Somebody who could walk into a room at a conference, any conference, and come away with 50 business cards from people to pitch later. The type of man, like Sly had said, who could pick up women.
Jack, the charismatic salesman who roped in the clients with impetuous promises. Promises that Mickey, the quiet one with the brains, figured out how to make into deals with his genius at financial engineering and his insight into human nature. An idea he now wished his talker had talked him out of. After they got caught, Jack turned on Mickey, so Mickey did him one better and cut a deal before Jack could.
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He told the Feds everything as part of a plea bargain for a short sentence in a white-collar prison. The Feds stuck to their word. They put him in Yankton, one of the cushiest country clubs in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The place had everything—plenty of computers with e-mail in the study rooms, a weekly bookmobile, pool tables, Ping-Pong, music lessons, intramural sports, a huge gym, a track, vocational training and stress reduction classes—everything except tennis courts and a golf course.
And Mickey was scheduled for release in two months. Paul Reece walked with the guard, Sly, beside the Forbes Building, the Romanesque redbrick building that was the former main building for Yankton College before the Feds turned it into a prison camp in the s. They now stepped out of the lush grass next to the baseball diamond, then crossed a stretch of dusty earth with tufts of unwatered grass toward where Mickey sat alone on one of those built-in benches to a picnic table, his newspaper spread out on the top.
A week in, Paul was still out of his element, uncertain. He always relied on a smile, a can-do attitude and his firm handshake to break the ice. But here in Yankton he had no idea how it worked, how he needed to conduct himself to get an introduction started in the right direction. A little paunchy and soft, not very tall, with frizzy Jewish hair. He arrived last week. Paul sat down, reminding himself that Mickey was regarded as one of the smartest guys on Wall Street, and for whatever reason Mickey had summoned him, that this was a rare opportunity.
He wore a friendly smile. Mickey thought he looked the part. But so did the five others Sly had brought him, all duds. Mickey turned. The latest book in this extremely popular series, called Blue Moon , arrives on bookshelves on October 29th. All Jack wants is to help an old couple and suddenly he is in the middle of a brutal gang war.
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Let us know - we're continually adding new authors and characters daily. I thought it was intriguing and kept my interest up. Yes there was some thriller part to it, but it was kind of tamed, but it was enough for me, I did give it 5 stars because I thought it was a great book and worth reading.
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The book was a clean book, which I liked about. I also received this book from Amazon Prime and was able to read it before it was released. Mar 02, Regina rated it really liked it. This is not the type of book I usually read, but Amazon gave it to me for free as a pre-release. The word "thriller" in the subtitle made me think it would be high-action, perhaps even a little scary, but that was not the case. It is really a story about a con. Working in finance myself, I understood the main character's line of work all too well - I have worked with brokers who have ended up in jail because of their shady business deals.
But a thorough knowledge of the market is not necessary t This is not the type of book I usually read, but Amazon gave it to me for free as a pre-release. But a thorough knowledge of the market is not necessary to get into the plot. Overall, an interesting read with well-developed characters and a satisfactory conclusion.
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I realy enjoyed " Mickey Outside" , a crime novel by David Lender. The subgenre of the novel, a con or caper story is even better when it involves crooks scamming another crook, as "Mickey Outside" does. Even more so when it involves cheating a member of the New York Arte scene of the pretentious and proud. With a quick moving plot, a bit of tension andengaging characters the was fun all the way through. Lender does white collar crime so well, it is a wonder his books, especially this one has not I realy enjoyed " Mickey Outside" , a crime novel by David Lender.
Lender does white collar crime so well, it is a wonder his books, especially this one has not been optioned for screening. Sep 13, Jeff Wise rated it liked it. Mickey Outside is the first in a series of books centered on the character of Mickey Steinberg a big shot Wall Street finance guy that went a little too far and got himself locked up for a stint.
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After his time served, he starts a semi-complicated scheme involving art forgeries that ends up being a somewhat altruistic and revenge laden caper. For a li Mickey Outside is the first in a series of books centered on the character of Mickey Steinberg a big shot Wall Street finance guy that went a little too far and got himself locked up for a stint. For a light quick read it was a decent book.
Mar 13, Henry Lawrence rated it liked it. Starts very slow, but if you stick with it it gets interesting. Mickey and Paul are in a country-club prison for white collar crimes on Wall Street. They hook up and develop a caper to get money for a new start. After release from prison, they go to New York and market their painting to collectors who do now mind buying a piece of stolen art. After various twists and turns, they eventually partially succee Starts very slow, but if you stick with it it gets interesting. After various twists and turns, they eventually partially succeed.
Apr 19, Tifa rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, once I got past the first chapter. I stopped reading for a couple weeks because the beginning made me believe it was going in one direction, but it definitely made a turn for the better. I'm glad I picked it up again. Once the author made it more personal about the characters, rather than making it all about a heist, I enjoyed it. It was a short read, written pretty tight and fast. I rated it an extra star just because the ending was that satisfyi I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, once I got past the first chapter.
I rated it an extra star just because the ending was that satisfying and the supporting characters were great. Jun 06, Mike rated it liked it. A solid little crime novel but nothing special in the end. A strong start withers as the story of a Wall Street insider, brought down by greed and imprisoned, turned art con-man upon his release from jail tries to scam his former rich friends in order to get back on his feet.
A nice twist in the middle allows for some plausible romance and unexpected revenge but heavy exposition and slightly flat characters take a lot of the fun out of this page turner. May 03, Tina rated it liked it. Mickey's out of the slammer after doing three years of soft time for cooking deals on Wall Street. He's broke, his ex-wife is engaged to a shady art dealer and he's got a plan. Paired up with his former cellmate Paul and a few influential contacts, Mickey is about to make a comeback deal. A light, easy read that is predictable, but likeable. Mickey's a crook, but you'll love him in the end.
Thanks Amazon Prime for the First Look free e-book. Feb 13, Kenneth Brachfeld rated it really liked it Shelves: read-fiction. Yet another solid financial thriller from David Lender Lender is a compelling financial thriller writer. His wall street background contributes to a realistic sense of the world he is writing about. My guess is that no real art buyer would fall for such a simple scam but the story moves nicely anyhow.
Mar 02, Ken Bour rated it really liked it Shelves: amazon-free. I picked up this novel for free as part of an Amazon promotion. It took me a few chapters to adjust to the author's writing style; then, I pretty much completed it in two sittings. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the characters, the dialogue, and the pacing.
Others have summarized the basic story line, so I won't repeat any of those details Feb 27, Matthew A Kauffman rated it really liked it. A fast paced thriller Seriously, this was an engaging story that was thoroughly entertaining. The author painted characters with very real personalities and told the story with efficiency, not wasting space with filler.
That is how toy keep a story moving and keep a reader's attention.
This reader anyway. Feb 16, Rae Sontheyon rated it it was ok. Mickey is painted as this white collar criminal that just got sucked into the life of easy money when he fell into wall street schemes. He turned on his partner in order to get a plea deal and was sent to Yankton a minimum-security prison. It's there he learns his ex-wife, Rachel, is going to marry a slime-ball gallery owner named Goldstein, whom he realizes was possibly a reason he was sent to prison.
Mickey finds Paul a fellow inmate who will need a new beginning once out and concocts an art forgery scheme that should set them up financially if all goes accordingly to plan. Especially since Mickey aims to win back his ex-wife while ruining Goldstein's reputation and financials. The writing style of this author is choppy at times and like I stated before the flow is a bit slow but once the plot is set up the story plays out well. The very end made it seem like there could be a sequel I'm not sure, perhaps that's just the authors writing style as I said Lender writes a bit choppy in going from scene to scene almost like a movie or a screenplay.
Overall I enjoyed the book it was a light easy read that seemed very Ocean's, whatever number, mixed in with the fascination people seem to have with Wall Street and New York elite, who apparently have nothing better to do with their money then spend it on stolen artwork that they can't even show people in public but can only whisper about. The fact that the main characters had in fact been white collar criminals and then come together to rip off a traveling european fraud makes the book interesting, since your essentially cheering for criminals to win over the other criminal.
But in the end like I said it was an easy read with a bit of thrill mixed in that kept the reader on edge, while you hope Mickey's plan works and they all have their HEA. Mar 31, Bradford rated it did not like it. While no means a terrible book, Mickey Outside was unfortunately very predictable and formulaic book that never really progressed past it's one-dimensional characters, despite it's unique premise.
Thrillers should be about the excitement of the unexpected, not knowing what will happen next, and with a tension that keeps you turning the page and wanting to know how the characters will deal with the large obstacles that are stacked up against them. Unfortunately, there was never an obvious challen While no means a terrible book, Mickey Outside was unfortunately very predictable and formulaic book that never really progressed past it's one-dimensional characters, despite it's unique premise.
Unfortunately, there was never an obvious challenge the characters had any difficulty overcoming in the entirety of the book. There were many twists that the author could have thrown at the characters to make them backpedal or to put them off their game, but instead would up with a rather obvious solution to an ending that was broadcasted from the very start. The few problems that the characters did seem to face resolved themselves quickly and never really left me with a sense of urgency or distress that I longed for. All told, the resolution to the foundation of the book itself might have occurred many chapters earlier as little would have prevented it from occurring, and it simply made me want for something better.
Jan 12, Heather rated it liked it. The action was pretty consistent throughout the book. No parts dragged, but nothing including a gun chase was super exciting either. I found myself rooting for Mickey and Paul to succeed in their scam because they were both truly likeable characters. The dialogue was definitely a strong point. The transitions through time were often confusing, however. I think this was partly because the chapters were just plain too long only 6 for the entire book. The few times those parts came up were distracting from the main story. Mickey Outside is an easy read, and definitely worth reading if the description interests you.
Mar 11, Melissa rated it did not like it.