Author: Nick Santora
Genre: Thriller, Standalone
Personal Rating: 4.25/5 (very good +)
Yearly Count: 43
Is it really insider trading if you've been an outsider your entire life?
Five men. Five walks of life. Every day they come together at the white shoe law firm Olmstead & Taft. But they're not lawyers. They're "Printers": blue-collar guys consigned to the dark basement of the firm charged with copying, collating and delivering the mountains of paperwork that document millions of dollars of sensitive legal secrets.
Until the five are approached by an ambitious young attorney who teaches them what they have: insider information. Together they make a plan: take the classified documents that pass through their hands every day and use them to get rich. They create a joint account to deposit the spoils. An account with a safeguard-each one only knows one section of the access code.
Which means that for all five conspirators, there's no way out. But as too much money piles up to go unnoticed, the Printers will discover there's one thing even worse than being an outsider: being in too deep.
When I finished reading the last word of this book, I did not hug my iPad or exclaim, "Wow. That was an excellent book!" HOWEVER, after pondering what my rating would be, I concluded that it really was close to excellent. I thought that the plot was terrific, the characters were all unique and interesting, the setting of a law office/building and New York City was perfect, and the writing kept me intrigued throughout. So, why doesn't that warrant a 4.5 or 5/5 and make it to my Best Reads of 2012 list? The ending. I loved the final page, but the proceeding climax was very typical and disappointed me. I had hoped for something different; hence, my reaction (or lack thereof) when I completed it. Now, I have to get my hands on his other book Slip & Fall. Can't wait.
Recommended By: Miriam Parker (on Goodreads)
My thanks go to Little, Brown and Company and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.