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Full Ratchet

A Silas Cade Thriller

Mike Cooper - Author

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ISBN 9780670025794 | 384 pages | 03 Jul 2013 | Viking Adult | 9.25 x 6.25in
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In Die Hard style, Silas Cade takes his atypical brand of "auditing" from Wall Street to Main Street

Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp will want to add Silas Cade to their lineup. Cade, the tough-guy auditor antihero introduced in Clawback, employs a brand of financial reform that comes with plenty of firepower. Needing a respite from Wall Street, Cade jumps at a job opportunity in western Pennsylvania—but finds that Main Street is just as dirty.

The job seems easy enough—check out a Pittsburgh manufacturer and file a report—but Cade quickly discovers corruption at every level. His revelations catch the attentions of hair-trigger Russian mobsters and a blonde assassin named Harmony. Cade’s estranged brother is dragged into the fray as the tension builds to bullet-riddled showdowns across defunct steel mills, forests, and Appalachian fracking fields.

Cooper again delivers a timely plot involving Wall Street greed, financial corruption, and the plight of blue-collar workers.



Praise for CLAWBACK:


"This reads like a made-for-TV movie with a pleasing mix of action, sleuthing, clever tricks, a slow-developing romance, and far-out chase scenes. A great start for what one hopes is a series character, this will appeal to anyone who likes a fast-moving thriller leavened by wit.”
Library Journal

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Cooper, 'a former financial executive,' vividly renders a gossip-fueled world where self-important one-percenters begin to carry guns to protect themselves from murderous “peasants,” anarchists, and jihadists. Clawback has intriguing characters, knowing insights into the Wall Street demimonde, a blistering pace, lots of action, and some over-the-top derring-do that may attract Hollywood." — Praise for Clawback
Booklist (starred review)


Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
“By mid-tale, Cade’s gone hand-to-hand more than once, dodged a shoot-out and arm-wrestled a helicopter before jumping into the Hudson River to save himself. Cooper’s characters will probably populate sequels… There’s much snappy, half-cynical repartee reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood cinema, including snarks about the necessity of gun control, and a firefight aboard a mega-yacht followed by a jet ski-Zodiac water pursuit. Cooper sets the action in New York City, a locale he has down pat, from neighborhood diners to the only place it’s legal to live on your boat. Arm a Hollywood hero with a Beretta and disposable cell, point him at a Gordon Gekko–type, and this book’s big screen ready.” — Praise for Clawback
Kirkus

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Engaging ... Cooper clearly knows the investment world.” — Praise for Clawback
Publishers Weekly

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Mike Cooper’s Clawback is fantastic. If Tom Wolfe could channel Robert Ludlum, he would have written this novel. Think Bonfire of the Vanities meets The Bourne Identity and then kick it way, way up. Action, suspense, and tons of insider information. This is my kind of thriller and I can't wait for the next one. If you like Nelson DeMille, you will love Mike Cooper." — Praise for Clawback
— Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
Clawback is a great guilty pleasure.  It has vivid but convincing action, a sympathetic protagonist with a specialty we haven't seen before, and plentiful antagonists we all have reason to despise. Buy it.” — Praise for Clawback
— Thomas Perry, Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of The Butcher’s Boy

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Sharp, invigorating and remarkably assured, Mike Cooper's financial thriller Clawback has done the unthinkable: it's made Oliver Stone's Wall Street look downright naïve.”  — Praise for Clawback
— Josh Bazell, author of the New York Times bestselling Beat the Reaper

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
“Better than a bank with wheels, Clawback reads like a rollercoaster on a financial graph! Mike Cooper’s debut novel has a narrative that’s breezy and light, kind of like the fire that backdrafts under a door before it blows off the hinges.” — Praise for Clawback
— Craig Johnson, bestselling author of Hell is Empty

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Clawback is smart and savvy, and paced like a bull market rally! Silas Cade is part Jack Reacher, part Seal Team Six in the Madoffian canyons of power and greed." — Praise for Clawback
— Andrew Gross, bestselling author of Reckless

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Intriguing...Clawback is definitely worth the investment." — Praise for Clawback
— Associated Press

Praise for Clawback
Praise for Clawback
"Required reading" — Praise for Clawback
New York PostPraise for Clawback



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