Savage, pungent, witty . . . Not since Sinclair Lewis has an American novelist been able to fill in the variegated background of his characters. —Louis Auchincloss, New York Review of Books
From a New York Times-bestselling novelist and longtime New York insider comes a riveting, suspenseful political thriller that imagines a high-level conspiracy between Wall Street and the President of the United States.
What if a candidate who promised hope and change had agreed to staff his campaign with Wall Street insiders in exchange for very secret campaign cash? And what if those insiders then made sure that none of their own ever got caught when the financial crisis exploded? Bestselling novelist and former Lehman Brothers partner Michael M. Thomas has written a shocking, wildly plausible thriller about the insider’s insider who brokers the deal–and changes American history forever.
“Michael M. Thomas’s Fixers isn’t just an audacious financial thriller, it’s also, even primarily, a meditation on values. The novel juxtaposes traditional ideals of loyalty, service, patriotism and noblesse oblige against the relentless, pathological venality of contemporary Wall Street, where, as Thomas’s narrator observes, ‘legality is the sole animating principle of morality.’”—The Washington Post
“At once witty and insightful, Michael M. Thomas’s Fixers is a hugely entertaining novel that steps boldly into the most perplexing and enduring mystery of the financial crisis: why its perpetrators were not only not punished, but rewarded by the government.”
—James B. Stewart, author of Den of Thieves
“Finally, in Fixers, the estimable Michael M. Thomas has delivered a much-needed, beautifully-written, pitch-perfect fictional accounting of what really happened to cause the recent devastating financial crisis—and how it drove the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. With a master craftsman’s combination of compelling characters, delicious wit, and a driving narrative, Thomas has written a novel that will define our era the way The Great Gatsby defined the Gilded Age.”
—William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Praise for Michael M. Thomas
“Deliciously entertaining–a stupendous performance.” —Washington Post Book World
“Michael M. Thomas really knows what wealth and power are about.” —USA Today
“Mr. Thomas writes exceedingly well, providing along with the financial expertise some fast-paced action.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Thomas has become an expert at unveiling the private lives of the big-bucks boys. His anecdotes ring with authenticity, and he has a wonderfully clever commance of the language.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“I don’t think any other writer understands the broad picture of what is happening in Wall Street better than Michael M. Thomas.” —John Brooks, author of Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street