Stephen Frey Books In Order

Christian Gillette Books In Publication Order

  1. The Chairman (2005)
  2. The Protégé (2006)
  3. The Power Broker (2006)
  4. The Successor (2007)

Red Cell Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Arctic Fire (2012)
  2. Red Cell Seven (2014)
  3. Kodiak Sky (2014)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Takeover (1995)
  2. The Inner Sanctum (1997)
  3. The Vulture Fund (1997)
  4. Absolute Proof / The Legacy (1998)
  5. Trust Fund (1998)
  6. The Insider (1999)
  7. The Day Trader (2000)
  8. Silent Partner (2002)
  9. Shadow Account (2004)
  10. The Fourth Order (2007)
  11. Forced Out (2008)
  12. Hell’s Gate (2009)
  13. Heaven’s Fury (2010)
  14. Jury Town (2015)
  15. Ultimate Power: A Thriller (2018)

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Stephen Frey Books Overview

The Chairman

No one knows the dark side of The Street better than master storyteller Stephen Frey, author of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day Trader. Now, in his most ambitious work to date, Frey proves that no writer can put a high powered hero at greater risk, nor offer readers more thrilling rewards.
A towering legend among New York private equity partnerships, Everest Capital is aptly named. When its founder meets an untimely death, thirty six year old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. But with the power and prestige come risks. The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes two innocent lives, Gillette instantly understands how intense those risks are.

It comes as no surprise to him that he has enemies in the world of multibillion dollar deals. But now that he controls Everest, he’s not going to let those enemies keep him from taking the firm and himself to even greater heights. Gillette has never hesitated to be aggressive, even ruthless, in his pursuit of success. This time will be no exception.

But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never trust anyone. The only certainties are the insidious campaign of corporate sabotage that could cost Gillette his job and the relentless assassination attempts that could cost him his life. To break a deadly conspiracy of greed, he ll be forced to walk then run an ever blurring line between loyalty and betrayal, attack and retreat, survival and destruction…
in the ultimate game of profit and loss.

With The Chairman, Stephen Frey presides with intensified skill over the market he has so dramatically cornered sharpening his patented brand of hard boiled high finance intrigue to its keenest cutting edge yet.

From the Hardcover edition.

The Protégé

Having survived his rise to Chairman of Everest Capital, the world’s largest private equity firm, and the ferocious attempts on his life that ensued, Christian Gillette finally seems safely perched atop the financial industry.

He’s just accepted Everest’s largest private investment, he’s poised to takeover his ex rival’s sinking firm, and he’s just embarked on his firm’s most exciting venture to date, buying the NFL’s newest team the Las Vegas Twenty Ones. Plus, one of his young employees an ambitious deal maker named David Wright has caught his eye. Wright reminds Gillette of himself just a few years back, and he’s drawn to the thought of teaching the wunderkind everything the ups and downs of the industry. But everything comes to a screeching halt when a shadowy man calls him to a meeting, requesting a favor and offering in return new information about Gillette’s father and his still mysterious death.

Christian Gillette can’t stand to be controlled, but he also can’t afford to lose a chance at finally learning something substantive about his father’s death. And as he becames more entangled with the strange deal, and the frantic pace of business continues without his full attention, he feels his grip on Everest weakening and soon realizes his life is once more in desperate jeopardy. When all signs begin to point to David Wright, Gillette realizes that his toughest decision as Chairman lies directly ahead…

From the Hardcover edition.

The Power Broker

Exposing high level governmental corruption, conspiracy, and murder has garnered plenty of attention for Christian Gillette, the young dynamo chairman of the famous New York private equity firm Everest Capital. Now the reputation he has built taking Everest to the top has been noticed beyond the boardrooms of high finance by powerful people with potentially devastating agendas.

Christian’s own attention is on Las Vegas, where he means to stake out a piece of the action by opening a new casino and launching an NFL franchise. But Sin City didn t get its nickname for nothing, and the mob soon makes it clear that Christian s company will have to pay if it wants to play in the nation s gaming capital. Christian has already taken on corporate pirates and cold blooded assassins and lived to tell about it, but crossing the underworld could do more than just kill his brilliant career. It could crush his chance to fulfill his late father s political legacy.

Dynamic U.S. senator Jesse Ford is the odds on favorite to make history as the first black president. And the man he wants beside him in the red hot race for the White House is Christian Gillette. But Samuel Hewitt, a Texas mogul with billions to burn, has another fate in mind for Christian: to be part of a shadow organization, powered by wealth and bound by dark secrets that has manipulated the course of American history for generations.

As the pieces of Hewitt s plot fall into place, and a twisted chain of intrigue, treachery, blackmail, and death gets tighter and tighter, Christian realizes maybe too late that in a grudge match between kingmakers hell bent on victory at all costs, he may be the last pawn sacrificed.

With The Power Broker, bestselling author Stephen Frey unleashes an ever accelerating thriller that breaks the suspense barrier and never stops.

The Successor

Make or break decisions involving millions of dollars are all in a day’s work for Christian Gillette, chairman of Everest Capital, New York s most renowned private equity firm. He s taken on the toughest, most powerful, and often most dangerous adversaries and prevailed all the while honing his skill for being cool under fire, literally. But now Gillette will be put to the ultimate test. He s offered the chance to seal a deal unlike any other, one that goes beyond boardrooms, balance sheets, and even Everest itself one that will leave its mark on history.

Gillette is no stranger to Jesse Wood, the first African American president of the United States, having been Wood s chosen running mate in his historic bid for the White House. Though still slightly upset over being dropped from the ticket at the eleventh hour, Gillette s not about to ignore the chief executive s summons to a top secret meeting at Camp David. There, Wood drops a bombshell: The president of Cuba is dead. Cuba s communist regime has kept the dictator s demise hush while it races to fill the power vacuum. And the United States is poised to support a cabal of Cuban professionals plotting a coup. The President wants Gillette to meet with the conspirators and size up the chances for a successful capitalist revolution. But by no means can his mission be traced back to the White House. If anything goes wrong, Gillette is on his own.

And if certain people have their way, something will go wrong. For the conspiracy to liberate Cuba isn t the only one afoot. Enemies in high places, who will go to any lengths to wreak revenge on Gillette and to unseat President Wood, have set in motion a campaign of deception, sabotage, and murder whose shockwaves will resonate from the streets of Havana to the Oval Office. But for Gillette, who has just named his alluring and ambitious prot g , Allison Wallace, as his successor at Everest, the greatest peril may lie much closer to home.

The Successor is blue chip Stephen Frey, marshaling his flawless instincts for edgy, provocative, breathtaking suspense with a master s touch.

From the Hardcover edition.

The Takeover

Hired to spearhead the biggest hostile takeover in Wall Street history, investment banker Andrew Falcon stumbles into a labyrinthine web of high stakes financial, political, and environmental intrigue controlled by seven ruthless men. A first novel.

The Inner Sanctum

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Freypresents a financial thriller of corruption at the highestlevels of government and the greed that drives it. An IRS agent suspects foul play when her boss dies during an investigation into the financial profile of a senatorialcandidate’s campaign. Now she possesses the information that could ruin the candidate’s career, expose the military’s secret black budget, and damage the credibility of a major investment banking firm. With the help of the banking firm’s portfolio manager, she intends to reveal her information…
unless she is silenced first! Stephen Frey is the New York Times bestselling author of The Takeover Both The Vulture Fund and The Takeover were optioned by ParamountPictures and Neufeld/Rehme Productions, the producers of Tom Clancy’sHunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger Published to coincide with the Dutton hardcover publication of Stephen Frey’s The Legacy The Inner Sanctum includes a teaser chapter for The Legacy

The Vulture Fund

The author of the best selling The Takeover presents a novel of deadly duplicity on Wall Street, featuring a young investment wizard who discovers political corruption behind a multi billion dollar deal. AB. PW.

Absolute Proof / The Legacy

A hard working financier on Wall Street is informed that his estranged father has died and left him the key to a safety deposit box. What he finds inside is a videotape of the JFK assassination filmed from the other side of Dealey Plaza. Before he can get over the initial shock of his discovery, the financier finds his life is in danger from a conspiracy dating back over thirty years…
and a secret that was never meant to be told.

Trust Fund

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Takeover and The Insider comes a riveting new novel pitting brother against brother and putting personal honor to the ultimate test in the world of high finance and boundless ambition among power brokers from Wall Street to Washington.A scion of wealth and privilege, Bo Hancock is the youngest son of Connecticut’s most influential clan and the financial genius at Warfield Capital, the multibillion dollar investment firm at the heart of the family dynasty. He is also stranded in the shadow of his charismatic brothers, Teddy and Paul, and starved for the approval of their domineering father. While his brothers enjoy the spotlight, Bo can be counted on to ‘clean up’ when anything threatens to tarnish the sterling Hancock name. Sixteen years ago, Bo covered up a monstrous crime involving Paul and a call girl. Now Paul is on the fast track to the White House and Bo has become a liability, thanks to his weakness for alcohol and for women other than his wife. Stripped of his position and exiled to the backwoods of Montana away from temptation and the public eye Bo thinks his life has hit rock bottom. But a deathbed reconciliation with his father brings him home and reinstalls him at Warfield Capital, sparking a rapid fire chain of events that could destroy the family and its vast fortune. First Warfield is left vulnerable to every Wall Street shark out to make a killing. Then a sudden rash of real killings forces Bo to confront the specter of a sinister conspiracy and brings him face to face with one shocking truth after another, shattering the world and the family he thought he knew…
leaving him utterly alone and running for his life. Trust Fund moves at hyperspeed from the canyons of Wall Street to the corridors of Congress to private sanctums of inherited wealth and power. It is the tale of a great American political and financial dynasty wrenched apart by its own fierce ambition and by one son’s determination to forge his own destiny on his own terms.

The Insider

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey writes thrillers of ‘ruthless financial terror’ Chicago Tribune, intricately plotted, fast paced novels where ‘Grisham meets Ludlum on Wall Street’ USA Today. Now Frey has written his most exciting novel yet, taking us even deeper into the volatile world of raw ambition, million dollar deals, and wide eyed dreamers willing to risk everything for a profit. Hungry to leave his dead end banking job and to play in the big leagues, Jay West lands a coveted position with the powerful investment firm of Donovan & Lloyd, working for the influential, charismatic Oliver Mason, a deal maker with the Midas touch, a fierce ally who handpicked Jay for the job. With the incentive of a million dollar bonus at the end of the year, Jay strives to make his mark, unaware that he is stepping into an elaborate trap baited with the seductive promise of power and influence. Jay soon suspects that Oliver’s stellar track record is more than a result of hard work or good luck. The man seems to have everything not just fast cars and a luxurious home in Connecticut, but a violent temper, a strained marriage, and a boundless hunger for money and prestige. The stakes are raised when a trusted coworker is brutally murdered and the beautiful Sally Lane joins the team, a mysterious blonde with the ability to coax secrets out of others while seductively keeping her own. With a conspiracy of deceit and corruption beginning to close around him, Jay races to untangle the sordid lies that have quickly and too conveniently blackened his name. Trusting no one and remaining one step ahead of both the law and his unknown adversaries, Jay must rely on his own cunning and wits to stay in the game and to stay alive. With breakneck pacing from the opening bell, The Insider is a multilayered, action packed thriller of wealth and the lust for it, heated passion and ruthless competition, survival and power no matter the cost. From the Hardcover edition.

The Day Trader

Some people risk everything once in their lives. Day traders do it every time they go to work. The exhilarating and addictive world of point and click stock market trading takes on a lethal new dimension in this riveting thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Insider and Trust Fund. Augustus McKnight wants a better life than the one he’s got: toiling as a sales rep for a paper products company and suspecting his wife, Melanie, of cheating on him. His only solace is managing his tiny stock portfolio…
hoping to strike it rich. Then a shrewd investment actually earns him a windfall. But it s too late to save his marriage. In a bitter, violent confrontation, Melanie admits to a secret affair and demands a divorce. One day later, she is found brutally murdered. And Augustus is the sole beneficiary of her million dollar life insurance policy. Suddenly, Augustus has the better life he s always longed for but at a devastating price. To escape his pain, he plunges into the world of the full time day trader, surrounded by like minded loners who risk it all to run with the bulls and bears. Yet even as his financial fortunes begin to soar, dark circumstances threaten to send his life into a tailspin. A suspicious insurance investigator is determined to prove that Augustus committed the murder to get the million. And a relentless police detective is watching Augustus s every move with the help of a mystery informant. Augustus s only ally has is Vincent Carlucci an old friend and high living player, who offers Augustus a sweet gig managing the money of some big shots who ll pay handsome commissions on winning investments. But when the deal is sealed with a night on the town at an exclusive after hours club, Augustus stumbles on the first of many shocking revelations about the events that have rocked his world and discovers he is both a pawn in a complex game of manipulation and betrayal…
and the target of a twisted quest for revenge. The Day Trader is as thrilling and terrifying as gambling on a hot stock in this lightning fast world where fortunes are made or lost at the touch of a button, where being rich means being ruthless, and where quick wits and killer instinct make the difference between success and slaughter.

Silent Partner

In the world of high finance, it’s all about risk and return. With big risks come big rewards…
and even bigger dangers. And no one knows this better than Stephen Frey. From the New York Times bestselling author of Trust Fund and The Day Trader comes an electrifying new thriller of money, mayhem, and murder. Angela Day has survived a rough past from a hard scrabble childhood scarred by the tragic deaths of her father and best friend, to losing custody of her only child to her adulterous ex husband and his powerful family. But despite it all, at thirty one, she s carved out a good career with Sumter Bank one of Richmond, Virginia s most venerable institutions. And now, summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet one of the world s richest entrepreneurs, it looks as if Angela may be on the threshold of a brighter future. If you help me, I ll help you. This is Jake Lawrence s offer to Angela. A stock holder in Sumter Bank, the reclusive multibillionaire is planning a takeover of a hot, new company and he wants Angela to apply her considerable skills and charms to make sure it all goes smoothly…
and secretly. In exchange, Lawrence promises to use his formidable influence to permanently reunite Angela with her son. For Angela, it s the one reward for which she would risk everything. And accepting Jake Lawrence s deal will mean doing just that, as his mind boggling wealth and power come with the ultimate price tag: enemies everywhere have marked him for death. And anyone close to him is fair game. Now, as Angela prepares to broker the deal of her career, she s stalked by foes on every front. Then, after stumbling on evidence of an insidious conspiracy within her own company, she becomes a target for termination. Armed with the most volatile kind of inside information, Angela has the power to bring the dirtiest players down from the highest places. But they have the power to strike first at the one thing most precious to Angela. Silent Partner reaffirms Stephen Frey s reputation as a master of page turning suspense in the world of big money movers and shakers where everyone has a price, and there s more than one way to make a killing.

Shadow Account

His novels of big money and murder in the world of finance have earned New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey a richly deserved reputation as a master of suspense who always delivers a high yield. Now he raises the stakes, and the risk factor, in a new thriller that pits a young Wall Street player against corporate conspiracy and White House intrigue-in a dangerous game of double crosses, dirty tricks, and deadly consequences.

An investment banker in the maverick firm Phenix Capital, Conner Ashby is doing all right for himself. At twenty-seven, he’s practically the right-hand man of the company’s founder-a wealthy old pro looking to make a big comeback on The Street while grooming Conner for a place at the top. Between his career and his gorgeous girlfriend, it’s a good life, with every indication of getting even better-until a wayward E-mail crosses Conner’s computer, and plunges his near-perfect world into a terrifying downward spiral.

‘The ‘operation’ is way out of hand. If we don’t do something, it’s going to detonate.’ It’s a communication not meant for Conner’s eyes, between people he doesn’t know, about a company he’s never heard of-a company that’s engaged in corporate fraud on a massive scale. With no way to trace the E-mail, it’s impossible for Conner to act on the volatile discovery. But with millions of dollars at stake, high-powered careers in the balance, and hell to pay if the truth comes out, whoever clicked the ‘send’ button by mistake isn’t about to take any chances. And for Conner, the evening that began in the arms of a beautiful woman ends in a harrowing race for his life.

As he follows a twisting trail of misdeeds and misinformation that stretches nationwide, Conner slowly uncovers a shocking plot as undeniably real as the gunshot wound in his arm. Now, surviving will mean struggling to expose the truth as relentlessly as his shadowy enemies seek to conceal it- and fighting for his life as ruthlessly as those determined to end it.

At every unexpected turn, Shadow Account deftly reveals Stephen Frey’s many and considerable gifts: his genius for plotting, his mastery of suspense, and his unmatched insight into the dark territory where finance meets felony, money meets mortality, and profit and loss are matters of life and death.

The Fourth Order

National security, terrorism, and human rights these explosive issues lie at the heart of Stephen Frey’s riveting new thriller, a high octane novel of suspense, revenge, and intrigue.

Dynamic chief financial officer Michael Rose is looking to add an exciting and profitable new dimension to energy conglomerate Trafalgar Industries via the major acquisition of CIS, a global information technology company. But it s far from a done deal, thanks to fierce resistance from CIS, and from certain members of Trafalgar s own board, to Rose s takeover proposal. But Rose isn t about to sacrifice his best shot at the score that could land him in the CEO s chair. While swiftly scaling the corporate ladder, Rose has played the big business power game expertly enough to know he has the moves to outmaneuver the opposition. But what Rose doesn t know is the truth about his latest adversaries at CIS that they are linked to an organization hell bent on a twisted mission and are lethal to anyone who stands in their way.

The Order, an ultra secret shadow government agency, was founded by high level administration officials in reaction to the assassination of President Lincoln. Nearly 150 years later, the group was galvanized anew by the worst act of terror ever perpetrated on American soil and pushed to dangerous extremes by the specter of fear…
and the taste of power. The Order had always been sanctioned to manage national security at all costs, by any and all means, without consequences. But behind the sleek veneer of CIS Technologies, the fourth and newest incarnation of The Order not only maintains the ultimate nationwide surveillance and intelligence gathering system, but conducts officially licensed covert operations rife with torture and murder all in the name of freedom. The mission cannot and will not be jeopardized, even if innocent lives must be sacrificed. Unfortunately Michael Rose doesn t yet realize that his hardball tactics have made him the Order s number one hard target, and his penchant for playing to win has brought him unwittingly into a deadly duel with an enemy more powerful than he can imagine. In a world where the rule is kill or be killed, Rose s rep for sealing deals might just seal his fate.

From the Hardcover edition.

Forced Out

Three men. Three secrets.
One chance at redemption.

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey delivers a mesmerizing new thriller where life and death are played out against the backdrop of America’s favorite game.

Sarasota, Florida: Forced to retire from his job as a scout for the New York Yankees, Jack Barrett is just getting by in a small Florida town when his daughter drags him to watch the local minor league team play. It’s a night that will change his life. Jack spots a remarkable player named Mikey Clemant, a kid whose amazing natural skill on the field is overshadowed by his bad attitude and solitary habits. In Clemant, Jack thinks he might have found his ticket back to the big time. But the young man has a secret that will put all of Jack’s plans and maybe even his life in jeopardy.

Queens, New York: Johnny Bondano is the premier hit man for the Lucchesi crime family. Ruthless and cold blooded but with a strict moral code, Johnny is given instructions to find and kill a man who took the life of a crime boss’s only grandson. He suspects the family isn’t telling him everything about his latest assignment, but to question his orders is tantamount to suicide.

As these three men’s destinies converge, loyalties are tested and dreams collide with violent and unpredictable results. Forced Out is a nonstop, tightly wrought tale of suspense by a true master of page turning fiction.

Hell’s Gate

It’s fire season in Montana…

From New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey comes a riveting new thriller about a disillusioned star litigator who goes west to forge a new life in Big Sky Country and stumbles onto the toughest case of his career.

When thirty five year old lawyer Hunter Lee decides to turn his back on the New York City rat race that has made him rich but cost him his marriage, he takes his brother’s advice and sets out to build a new life in the beautiful but isolated town of Fort Mason, Montana. However, escape is hardly what he finds there.

Hunter befriends Paul Brule, a Fire Jumper one of an elite corps of firefighters who parachute into remote wilderness areas to put out blazes before they become infernos and gets a terrifying firsthand look at the reality of vast tracts of forest being reduced to ash in seconds by hundred foot walls of flame. In this tiny town where everyone seems to have a secret, Hunter comes to suspect that this particular rash of summer fires is anything but accidental and could, in fact, be serving a more sinister purpose.

As Hunter follows his instincts, Montana becomes a crucible where good and evil collide and where one man, running from his past, takes on the burden of exposing the guilty while saving himself and those he cares about most from the greatest danger they have ever faced.

Heaven’s Fury

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey thrills readers with the mesmerizing tale of a small town sheriff who must confront the worst violence that man and nature possess. Bruner, Wisconsin, is really two different towns. On one side are the magnificent summer estates of wealthy families who value their privacy and privilege above all else. A few miles away, but a world apart, are the homes of the working men and women who cook, clean, and tend to the needs of the summer visitors. It’s a place of staggering natural beauty, but where death can come unexpectedly and with no regard for a person s bank account or family tree. A place of steadfast loyalties and friendships, but where the long and brutal winter can make even the most intimate friends turn on each other with frightening intensity. This is the place where Sheriff Paul Summers finds himself grasping for answers when the wild, unpredictable woman who captured his heart years ago is discovered brutally and spectacularly murdered inside her family s snowbound estate. As the last person to see her alive, and given his complicated history with the victim, Paul is not only lead investigator on the case but, in the eyes of many in Bruner, the prime suspect in her killing. Battling rumors of an evil cult s being formed just outside of town, the disappearance of another citizen, and a wife whose grasp of reality is quickly slipping away, Paul must race to find the true guilty party before a massive winter storm leaves them all cut off from the outside world and at the mercy of a remorseless killer. As the approaching storm gathers in intensity, so do the twists and turns that bring Paul ever closer to unraveling the big secrets that haunt this small town. In a stunning conclusion, Paul witnesses firsthand the startling power and beauty of heaven s fury.

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