Eat What You Kill

Ted Scofield. St. Martin’s, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-02182-3
Stephen Frey fans will welcome Scofield’s debut, a financial thriller that accessibly conveys the intricacies of a world in which a company can make millions on other companies whose stocks decline in value. New Yorker Evan Stoess, scarred by his time at a prep school where his less-than-fashionable attire earned him the denigrating nickname of Kmart, is obsessed with making as much money as he possibly can—and with rubbing his success in the faces of his teenage foes. He’s prepared to do anything to achieve his goal. When fate scuttles a lucrative deal and hands him a setback, the resourceful and unscrupulous Evan is soon scheming again. Celebrity cameos—Jim Cramer and Jennifer Lawrence appear—don’t add much, and the ending pulls a few punches, but readers will look forward to seeing more from Scofield, who has worked as a securities attorney and is currently a corporate lawyer. Agent: Krista Goering, Krista Goering Literary Agency. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/27/2014
Release date: 03/25/2014
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