Fiction: Sands Point - Memoirs of a Money Trader
by B.K. Smith
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These are the new go-go years, the eighties, and money is plentiful—custom-made designer clothes, champagne cocktails at Windows on the World, limousines lined up in front of the trendiest restaurants and private clubs along Park Avenue. The WTC is a beacon and venue for money traders. The US dollar is strong and cash, as always, is king. It is a decade of fast cars, fast markets, and fast talkers. And then the music stops. The yield curve is inverted, S&Ls are insolvent, OPEC is a dangerous cabal, Petrodollars and Eurodollars are flooding the financial markets, and countries are defaulting on loans.
Billions of dollars disappear from the Vatican Bank, and the bank chairman, Roberto Calvi, is found "suicided" under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in 1982.
Meg is an aspiring actress, married to Dick, a struggling director. They live over a deli in a walk-up tenement on the eastside. What she dreams of is being married to a filthy rich man and shopping at couture salons on Madison Ave.
Becky is writing a novel, living in Sands Point on Long Island, married to Kevin, a successful money market broker on Wall Street pre-9/11. She has everything a woman could want, except love.
Alex is a middle-aged playboy who owns several businesses in town, drives a sports car and fantasizes about both of these women—but he's married.
They are all married. None happily.
Is money the cause of all unhappiness—too little, too much, never enough—and is it the root of all evil?
Meg, Becky, and Alex never suspect what is really going on and where they will ultimately end up. Can money manipulate their destinies? Or, is it fate?
A novel of fast money, easy money, love, sex, betrayal, international scandal, embezzlement, and murder.
A modern story of the profound and deadly effects of deception.
Check Out What One Reader Had To Say Below!
By Jay Morgan on March 31, 2015
B.K Smith is a wonderfully talented author who page after page creates exquisite visual and visceral images out of words. Reading this book is like experiencing a painter working on canvas. As a trained speed reader I found myself consciously slowing down to better absorb the imagery.
The construct of the novel is different and interesting but easy to follow. I found most interesting that the author, identified as a female, is so able to capture the hopes, anxieties, strengths and frailties of the male characters, especially Alex.
There is much commentary about the ending, the resolution of many flawed people and situations. Yes, it is a surprise ending but unlike many novels that tediously wrap up, B.K.Smith has delivered a machine gun rapid fire closure to the story which is crisp and clear. All in all I look forward to absorbing and being provoked in a positive way by subsequent works by this author.