In nature, the vortex takes many forms. On land or at sea it is mesmerising, powerful and destructive. When Andy Duncan secures a dream job in an Asian investment company, he discovers that the same forces apply in business. The pursuit of power, money and status blurs moral boundaries and once the first line is crossed the vortex will drag you in. Duncan is learning to plIn nature, the vortex takes many forms. On land or at sea it is mesmerising, powerful and destructive. When Andy Duncan secures a dream job in an Asian investment company, he discovers that the same forces apply in business. The pursuit of power, money and status blurs moral boundaries and once the first line is crossed the vortex will drag you in. Duncan is learning to play the game, but those around him are changing all the rules and he soon realises that his career, his freedom and even his life may be at stake. He is thrown many lifelines, the question is whether he can trust his saviours and whether he's willing to pay the price they demand....
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A hundred pages in there was no turning back from Vortex. Guess there was a clue in the title. Carrell understands the need to raise stakes and build tension to keep the reader hooked in this accomplished novel which I'll loosely describe as a financial thriller set in a tropical locale.We follow the building and eventual collapse of a branch of an investment bank in the Far East. Most novels should have an overall message and the message that settles after Vortex has fallen is something along the lines of - Trust No One. This is a story of greed and deceit in the shady world of investment management. A world that the author obviously knows well. Well enough to detail an elaborate scam unfold from cradle to grave. People get hurt, careers ruined, relationships faked and drugs taken... The prize of one billion dollars sits before the winner proving if any proof be needed that the greed for hard currency is indeed at the root of all evil. Vortex is described as a whirlpool - get too close and you get drawn in and thrown to the depths of the ocean. This a page turner and once you're in, you'd better have a few spare hours. Carrell has made a brave choice to inform in narrative which he does without devaluing the story. What we have here is not only an entertaining yarn but also an informative look at the world of corporate investment slugs a peep into how and why capitalism often fails all but the super-rich. Look forward to reading more from the author starting with the football book "A Matter of Life and Death."
Oh My God, I have extremely strong desire to read this book!!! It's so appealing! I love mystery and adventure stories!!
Vortex continues the Thai theme established in my previous books, Thai Kiss and Thai Lottery but draws on over two decades working in the investment industry. Andy Duncan agrees to a three month internship at a leading firm just to please his father. Those around him are willing to do whatever it takes to win what they covet or just to hang on to the privileged lifestyle they already have.Andy could observe from a distance or risk being dragged in by the vortex of avarice that seems to have gripped his colleagues... until the decision gets taken out of his hands.It's available as an e-book and a paperback at Amazon.
I'm a dedicated fan of Carrell's books - this one does not disappoint.Moving away from the notorious Thai bar scene - Vortex still demonstrates the author's amazing insight into Thai culture - but also an astonishing grasp of the world of high finance. Echoes of Wolf of Wall Street here - terrific book.