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The Successor

by Stephen Frey

The Successor by Stephen Frey
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2007
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Make-or-break decisions involving millions of dollars are all in a day’s work for Christian Gillette, chairman of Everest Capital, New York’s most renowned private equity firm.

Gillette is no stranger to Jesse Wood, the first African American president of the United States, having been Wood’s chosen running mate in his historic bid for the White House. Though still slightly upset over being dropped from the ticket at the eleventh hour, Gillette’s not about to ignore the chief executive’s summons to a top-secret meeting at Camp David. There, Wood drops a bombshell: The president of Cuba is dead. Cuba’s communist regime has kept the dictator’s demise hush while it races to fill the power vacuum. And the United States is poised to support a cabal of Cuban professionals plotting a coup. The President wants Gillette to meet with the conspirators and size up the chances for a successful capitalist revolution. But by no means can his mission be traced back to the White House. If anything goes wrong, Gillette is on his own.

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"Despite some pedestrian prose, the action quickly takes on a life of its own, aided by a sadly credible wealth of details about what it takes to survive in Cuba." - PW.
"Frey's action is typically rather far-fetched, the characters rather wooden." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Stephen Frey Author Biography

Stephen Frey is a managing director at a private equity firm. He is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including The Fourth Order, The Insider, and The Takeover.

Steve lives in northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC. He has three daughters, Christina, Ashley and Gabriella. He enjoys fly-fishing and golf.

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