By James Grippando

New York instances bestseller James Grippando returns with a gripping new stand-alone novel: a narrative ripped from the headlines, within which a tender monetary adviser and his female friend discover a conspiracy that reaches from Wall highway to Washington, from the buying and selling flooring of the inventory trade to the private halls of presidency. Like Grippando’s fresh bestsellers, Afraid of the darkish and Money to Burn—as good as Grippando classics like A King’s Ransom and Beyond Suspicion—the provocative Need You Now is a fast moving mystery during which threat and conspiracy lie at the back of each plot and promise, and the way forward for the state lies within the fingers of an not going champion.

“Grippando grips from the 1st page.” —Harlan Coben

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Shit,” stated Woods. “We’re teetering on disaster,” acknowledged Barber. “Don’t get all poultry Little on me. ” “We’re in a scenario the place nobody can hint the cash, yet Robledo has noticeable a redacted model of my memo picking out Lilly Scanlon and the bank’s Singapore workplace as Treasury’s top lead. ” “How are you aware he’s visible it? ” “Mongoose advised me that he despatched it to him. That was once his first possibility: play ball, or subsequent time I ship the entire decrypted model of your memo and blow the lid off Operation BAQ. ” There used to be silence at the line. Then the NSA spoke, his tone past severe. “The fallout will be undesirable sufficient if the yank public have been to determine that its govt knew Cushman used to be operating a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme yet permit it occur. ” “No one understood the scope of Cushman’s fraud after we formulated Operation BAQ. Sixty billion cash nonetheless appears like a myth global. Our estimates have been one-tenth that quantity. ” “There are all types of excuses,” stated Woods. “No one anticipated Cushman to kill himself ahead of the feds may well swoop down and get well at the least a few cash for the blameless traders. nobody expected that Cushman may cave in at a time whilst the full international financial system was once in predicament and the economic climate itself was once teetering close to break. ” “Those are all actual statements,” acknowledged Barber. “This isn’t in regards to the fact. What do you consider a unique congressional oversight committee goes to assert approximately these excuses while it comes out definite deputy secretary of the Treasury and the president’s nationwide protection consultant not just knew approximately Cushman yet really sought after him to break down, in furtherance of Operation BAQ? ” Hearing the NSA ask the query aloud had conveyed the gravity of the location. “Go to jail,” acknowledged Barber, “go on to penal complex. ” “Exactly,” acknowledged Woods. “So, we have to take care of the matter handy. At this element, Lilly Scanlon is in danger. ” “Let’s now not mince words,” stated Barber. “Robledo goes to kill her if she doesn’t get a hold of that money. And Mongoose goes public with Operation BAQ if I don’t convey it to him. ” “So it’s both us or Lilly Scanlon. ” “Knock off the sarcasm. humans have already died over this. the cash is long gone. ” “Fix it. ” “How do you predict me to come back up with that sort of cash? ” “Oh, I don’t understand. Weren’t you one of many geniuses over at Treasury who determined to provide BOS approximately 8 billion money in stimulus cash? might be you could visit the board of administrators and claw again the bonuses they paid to themselves. ” “Bite me, alright? ” “Just locate the money someplace and provides Mongoose what he wishes. ” “Then what's your choice on Lilly Scanlon? ” “Whatever occurs there's not our fault. It used to be Gerry Collins who pointed out her as his aspect individual, now not us. ” “But I positioned her identify within the memo. I’m no longer exaggerating right here: Robledo will kill her if he doesn’t get his cash. He may possibly kill her boyfriend, too. ” “I’ve acknowledged it sooner than, and that i don’t imagine i will be able to be any clearer approximately this: Robledo can’t get his a refund.

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