Abe Cushman, the evil genius behind a $60 billion Ponzi scheme, has killed himself and taken his secrets to the grave.
For Patrick Lloyd, a young Wall Street advisor at the world's largest Swiss bank, Cushman's fall has unexpected and deadly repercussions. Lloyd's girlfriend, Lilly, is directly tied to billions of dollars in losses suffered by Cushman's most dangerous victims, a group of powerful investors whose identities and dirty finances are well hidden. What Lilly knows can get her and Patrick killed, and now they are on the run. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, not even each other, they must somehow uncover the truth before they become collateral damage.
A gripping thriller ripped from the headlines, from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, Need You Now brilliantly imagines a terrifying, all-too-possible conspiracy that spreads from Wall Street deep into the halls of government.
About the Author
James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. Cane and Abe is his twenty-second novel. Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before his 1994 debut novel, The Pardon, and he now serves as counsel to Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he's a dog.
“Winning....A steady supply of action...will leave readers wondering if the author has come up with a solution to the real-life Madoff mysteries that still remain.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Need You Now
“A complex and dizzying shell game…entertaining. Grippando’s novel adds up the collateral damage when billions belonging to the wrong kind of people go missing.”
-Kirkus Reviews on Need You Now
“A timely and solid plot-driven read....Another Grippando gripper.”
-Booklist on Need You Now
“Readers who enjoy a good thriller with a constantly twisting plot will appreciate this timely novel.”
-Library Journal on Need You Now
“Readers looking for a great thriller will see a master at the top of his game in Need You Now.”
-Associated Press on Need You Now
“Superb...Current events have proved that financial thrillers set against the background of Wall Street, banking and investments can be as exciting as any espionage drama, and Grippando makes the most of this backdrop in Need You Now while delivering a character-rich plot.”
-Miami Herald on Need You Now
“Grippando’s use of current events adds realism to his novels, and this ripped-from-the-headlines approach brings a sense of urgency to Need You Now. The action is nonstop but Grippando also brings the same sense of realism to his characters.”
-Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) on Need You Now
“A brilliant blend of financial chicanery and government conspiracy which yields a story that is all too believable.”
-Iron Mountain News on Need You Now
“Rousing. . . . An exciting tale of revenge.”
“Grippando has definitely reached a new level with this series entry. . . . One of his best.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Filled with twists and turns and edge-of-the-seat tension.”
“Superb plotting, high suspense, compelling timely issues, and finely honed characters make this crime novel/international thriller a great read.”
-Library Journal (starred review)