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Starred Review: The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko

Starred Review: The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko

jackets“Most financial thrillers limit the business side of the equation to a dead Wall Street CEO or two, but Pocalyko’s debut novel showcases a deal that reaches deep into the past for plot and motivation as well as to today’s headlines for a thought-provoking, riveting read.”

Michael Pocalyko’s The Navigator gets a starred review in Publishers Weekly!

Here’s the full review, from the April 29th issue:

starred review Most financial thrillers limit the business side of the equation to a dead Wall Street CEO or two, but Pocalyko’s debut novel showcases a deal that reaches deep into the past for plot and motivation as well as to today’s headlines for a thought-provoking, riveting read. At Compton Sizemore, a Manhattan investment bank, Warren Hunter is putting together “the biggest deal in the history of world finance”—$1,370,000,000,000—for a company known as ViroSat, whose advanced technology will make the Internet obsolete. With that kind of money, some people are bound to show up dead, and they do. Meanwhile, Warren’s older brother, Rick, a new partner with an asset management firm in Washington, D.C., needs Warren’s help after he’s arrested by the FBI. Other key players include a few aging spies and a nice old lady and former client of Rick’s, Hannah Weiss Geller, the surviving member of a Jewish family that had large financial holdings in Germany before WWII. The intricacies of the deal-making can be a little intimidating, but it’s fascinating to watch the blocks click into place in the lead-up to the solid payoff. Agent: Kathleen Murphy, Murphy Media Partners. (June)

The Navigator will be published on June 11th.

Book Trailer: The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko

Book Trailer: The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko

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The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko

Wall Street comes to Washington in Michael Pocalyko’s The Navigator.

On the darkest night of 1945, a 20-year-old B-24 navigator assists in the liberation of a German concentration camp. His haunting trauma is prologue to destiny.

Flash forward to present-day Manhattan. Warren Hunter, reigning master of the financial universe, is poised to close the world’s first trillion dollar deal. ViroSat is the Street’s biggest-ever technology play—an entirely new worldwide communication system. It will catapult his investment bank and the global economy into a bright future . . . if the deal goes through.

In Washington, ViroSat captures the attention of Senate political aide Julia Toussaint. Meanwhile, battered tech start-up veteran Rick Yeager has just landed his dream job at a mysterious but well-connected financial firm whose partners want a piece of the action.

Warren, Julia, and Rick are caught in a web of intrigue, money, power, and dangerous secrets. Coincidences are not what they seem as the past collides with the present in a way that will change their lives forever.

A gripping story written by a consummate insider from both Washington and Wall Street, Michael Pocalyko’s The Navigator is a furiously-paced parable of our troubled age.

Book trailer produced by Brian Jackson. The Navigator, by Michael Pocalyko, releases June 11th!

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