This evening on TWG I have a review of Stephen Norman’s ‘Trading Down’ which was published on the 9th November by Endeavour Press. Huge thank you to Midas PR and Endeavour Press for inviting me to take part in the blog tour, as well as an ARC of the book. ‘Trading Down’ is out to buy now. Here is my review:
London – Chris Peters loves his work: the excitement of the trading floor, the impossible deadlines and the constant challenge of the superfast computers in his care. But the dream turns sour as mysterious meltdowns begin to hit datacentres across the grid and a true banking collapse threatens. Desperately trying to hold his marriage together as systems crash and traders turn on him, Chris must uncover the sinister truth before chaos is unleashed…
Yemen – When Zahra’s father fails to return from a work trip to Dubai, she is sure there is a simple explanation… until gruesome warnings arrive on the doorstep. As the threats become more violent Zahra’s family are thrown into a desperate race to pay off their father’s captors. But how far will her family go to meet the abductors’ demands?
What does TWG think?
This book couldn’t have been further from my comfort zone if it tried! The only reason which me and financial services have come into contact is because I have walked into my own bank and spoken to an advisor. Apart from that, I couldn’t tell you anything else at all about investment back and financial services. Honestly, it goes right over my head and, you know what? Weirdly enough that actually gave me more reason to want to read this book. Why? Because I had absolutely no idea about the overall theme of the book and that really intrigued me. I know, I’m odd.
As for including the topic of financial terrorism – what an extremely clever move. It was yet another thing I didn’t have a clue about yet Stephen Norman pulled me in hook line and sinker. I really didn’t want to put the book down at all!
Just to add yet another dimension to the storyline, the author has split the storyline into two settings – London and Yemen. We get to ‘see’ a lot of chaos being caused in Chris Peters’ line of work, as well as finding out exactly how far Peters would go to protect everyone’s investments before it’s too late.
Fitting in with modern-day technology with the emphasis of the cyber world, Stephen Norman has written a very well thought out, exciting and fast paced novel. Yes okay, I didn’t understand a lot of the things to do with the overall topic, especially when the storyline included several words which only people in the know would truly understand, I still managed to enjoy the thrilling side of the book and would definitely recommend ‘Trading Down’ to my friends. A realistic portrayal of such devastating circumstances. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
Thanks Midas Pr & Endeavour Press.
Trading Down by Stephen Norman, published by Endeavour Press, is available to buy now from Amazon UK