Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Esther Larsen, a top risk analyst at one of the country's largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to make the 2008 market crash look minor by comparison. And as her own employer pursues "investment" strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. But Esther is only one person; can she stand up to an international conspiracy of greed? And if she does, will anyone take her seriously?

Every moment of indecision edges the markets closer to a tipping point--the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther finds her voice, those she seeks to expose will not sit idly by. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race against the clock to avert a financial tsunami that threatens worldwide devastation.

My Thoughts:
I’m doing this because I care for people I’ll never meets.  I want to help them.  I want to keep them safe.”  (p. 234)

Esther Larson’s job as a risk analyst at one of the largest banks in America is anything but safe! One of the most satisfying aspects of Bunn’s latest novel, The Domino Effect is watching the transformation taking place in Esther’s life!  But I’m getting ahead of myself….

This novel is based on scary facts about the way our world finance system balances precariously on the whims of bankers turned gamblers.  Stocks trade hands at the speed of thought, and once a good dose of human depravity is injected in the mix the world economy becomes a game of Russian roulette!  Esther is a brilliant lady who has analyzed the markets for years, and when she realizes the danger represented by those who care only about satisfying their own greed, she decides (much like her Biblical namesake) to take action – action that very well may cost her life.

Once Esther makes the decision to care for others and make choices that effectively make a difference in the world she becomes a different character entirely!  The transformation is real, believable, and remarkable.  Bunn has created a host of very believable, full-blooded characters that will keep you captivated from the first page to the last!  This novel is scary emotionally, financially, and relationally.  If you look beyond the amazing plot line, you, the reader, will discover life transforming truth.

Pick up your copy today!! This is a GREAT read!!

About the Author:
Davis Bunn is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers with sales totaling more than seven million copies. His work has been published in 20 languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Davis also writes fantasy under the pseudonym Thomas Locke ( He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida. Learn more at

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