Saturday, January 14, 2012

"If I ever needed you, I need you now." song lyrics


This is a contemporary novel influenced by the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. In this case, Abe Cushman, a former chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, committed suicide when his Ponzi scheme was brought to light.

Patrick Lloyd is a young Wall St. advisor to the Bank of Switzerland. He's called to the corporate office and ordered to find Lilly Scanlon and money she manipulated while an executive with the bank. This was in connection with the Cushman Ponzi scheme.

Lilly is Patrick's girlfriend. She informs him that she's being set up and was fired unjustly. She also tells Patrick that the money in question is from at least one of Cushman's victims who will stop at nothing to get their money back.

Patrick and Lilly decide to work together. Soon after, each is threatened by criminals and then something about Patrick's past comes to light.

The maze of possibilities that these characters must negotiate makes the novel an interesting adventure to observe. The two protagonists must go about their search for the missing money while not knowing who to trust and even if they can trust each other.

The setting moves around but is mostly in New York and is nicely described. One scene has a character " the old St. Paul's Churchyard ...bathed in silence wile hearing the buzz of construction at the World's Trade Center across the street."

"Need You Now," is not only a financial thriller but deals with other important issues. There is a powerful message of a father's love for his children, while being a social commentary on the greed existing today and the desire of some to gain riches at any expense. It is also a story of misplaced trust and the failures in the witness protection program.

The author has captured the naivete of his two young protagonists and shows that innocence can be destroyed in a world of governmental ignorance and corruption and the highest levels.

The reader becomes involved in the struggles of Patrick and Lilly and the desire to have them succeed against impossible odds.


1. Be a follower of this blog.

2. go to above link and read the Amazon review. At the end of the review, please indicate "YES" the review was helpful.

3. leave email address for contact and indicate that you want to be in the giveaway and have followed steps 1 and 2.

4. At this point, giveaway is for an advanced review copy

5. giveaway ends Jan. 30th.

6. U.S. and Canada only - postage.

Good luck.


Ethan said...

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Linda Kish said...

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Tore923 said...

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Sheri W said...

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Unknown said...

Follower on GFC: BookAttict
Yes on Amazon: BookAttict
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Unknown said...

Thanks for the heads up. Enter me!

I clicked.

rubynreba said...

I am a follower. I clicked yes on your review.

Connie said...

Hi! I really want to read this book so I am glad you are having a giveaway for it. Thanks for the great review as always. :)

misskallie2000 said...

Great review Mike and I clicked "Yes" and left comment (B.B.Hill).

Old email subscriber

Old GFC follower

I would love to win this book. I do like mystery, suspense and thrills.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel...

i'm a follower.
i 'liked' your review :)

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AEKZ2 said...

GFC follower. I clicked yes. I'd love to read this book!

Kara D. said...

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Sharon said...

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ann said...

I clicked on Yes on the Amazon page. I am a email subscriber and GFC follower of yours
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Unknown said...

clicked yes :) email is

Kasee said...

Hi! I follow with GFC (Kasee Johnson)and I receive your emails. I clicked "yes" on the Amazon review, too. I would love to be entered to win!

kat said...

I am a GFC follower and I clicked yes on your Amazon review.

Lmbrunken said...

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I clicked yes on your review.

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Unknown said...

Followeb you thru GFC

Unknown said...

Hit yes on the Amazon review

Unknown said...

Followed steps 1 & 2 and do want the book.

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Carol M said...

I follow on GFC and I clicked yes on your Amazon review. Please enter me. Thank you!
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Unknown said...

Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway.
Congratulations to Jennifer Zuna who won "Need You Now."

Please check out my new giveaway for "The Truth of All Things"
I have one book to give away and am writing to the publisher to see if they will add two more.

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