The Darlings: A Novel by Cristina Alger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is good story telling that pretty much parallels the news stories of the Madoff scam and its repercussions. The web of people entangled in the enormous Ponzi scheme, often quite innocently, is shocking and complex. It's a wonder that the entire enterprise held together for so long amidst double sets of information, the SEC, off shore bank accounts,and bribes. So many players! The toll it takes on the people directly and tangentially involved is the stuff of this book. The author adds humanity to the players in the story of greed and arrogance.
If you're interested in a fictional account of these recent events, this may be the book for you.
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