"Wild financial crime tale"
Brothers Oliver and Charlie Caruso work at the exclusive
banking firm of Greene and Greene where client entry begins
at two million dollars. However, the siblings soon learn
that a boss Henry Lapidus is destroying Oliver's career.
Already in major debt, The Caruso brothers decide to
embezzle a three million-dollar inactive account owned by a
dead client that no one in the firm or the deceased's
family seems to realize exists.
However, the smooth felony fails as hidden strings
attached to the loot ring alarms to various players. To the
sibling's fear and bewilderment, the cash abruptly
multiplies one hundred times. The Secret Service, the
Disney Corporation, and a thug or two chase after the
lads. Desperate Oliver and Caruso flee to Florida in an
attempt to get out of this mess by following up on the only
lead available, the dead client's daughter.
THE MILLIONAIRES is a wild financial thriller that takes
the audience on a strange but interesting trip into the
world of not so real but somehow spending money. The story
line is fast-paced though marred from the seesawing between
past and present tense that at times jars the reader out of
the plot. The Caruso brothers gain fan empathy as their
one attempt at crime ends up as a Mad Hatter ride leading
to the audience singing Brad Meltzer's praise for an
enlightening, exciting, and entertaining story.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 13, 2002