Monday, September 21, 2009

Coming for Money by F.W. vom Scheidt - Book Review

In the fast-paced world of international finance, the money never sleeps.

In Coming For Money, international investment broker Paris Smith finds himself in a high-stakes gamble to save his career. In order to close this multi-million dollar deal, Paris must travel halfway around the globe and back again, unaware of the treachery and deceit that shadows every move he makes. Still reeling from the sudden death of his wife, Paris has thrown himself into his work. Always the star of his firm, people think he might have lost his edge. Can this deal put him back on top again? And where there is new hope, might there be love?

In this literary novel by F.W. vom Scheidt, the reader is treated to eloquent writing and a list of complex characters and situations. Intriguing and unique, Coming For Money is claimed to be part John Grisham and part John Updike. And though I see comparisions to The Firm, I also find the work original in its ability to depict one man's battle against himself. While his wife complained that he followed the money, and he never could quite deal with her depression, he seems powerless to break the cycle. When the stakes are this high, can he afford to?

Vom Scheidt puts his years as director of an international investment firm to excellent use in Coming For Money. It is obvious to the reader that those experiences formed a strong foundation for the novel. While a tad heavy on the similes and metaphors, this is an engaging read.

I am interested to see what F.W. vom Scheidt comes out with next.

Title: Coming for Money
Author: F.W. vom Scheidt
Publisher: Blue Butterfly Books
ISBN: 978-0-9784982-8-3
$24.95 (U.S. and Canada)

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