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Money to Burn by James Grippando (Review #3)

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Money to BurnThis is quite a story and encompasses several different things that most likely could occur to anyone. Marrying and losing a wife very suddenly doesn’t usually happen to most folks but this one is done in a different way, different scenery, and different circumstances. And those things combined all go to help Grippando lead into this book.

Michael Cantella is an extremely successful player on Wall Street and while on a celebratory cruise he marries his girlfriend, who is fairly new to Michael and the whole Wall Street scene but she is still a part of it. However while still on their own disjointed portion of the cruise Ivy, the wife, disappears and everything points to her having somehow fallen off the boat and drowned. Read the rest of this entry »

Money to Burn by James Grippando (Review #2)

Reviewed by Julie Moderson

Michael Cantella and Ivy Layton meet when they are both working in finance. Michael is a rising star with one of Wall Street’s finest investment banks. On the wedding night Ivy disappears off the yacht they rented. Her body is never recovered. Michael never stops loving Ivy even when he gets married to Mallory.

Mallory throws Michael a big birthday bash for his 35th birthday and checks them into a swanky hotel and he goes on line to check his investment accounts and finds they have all disappeared. He then receives an email saying “just as planned.” Xoxo. Read the rest of this entry »

Money to Burn by James Grippando

burnReviewed by Nancy Eaton

Michael Cantella seems to have it all. He is very successful manager/broker at one of the largest investment firms in the world. Everything seems to start falling apart and Michael seems to be caught in a nightmare with no end.

It all starts when his wife, Ivy, disappears on their honeymoon. She is later declared dead.

Several years later, Michael now has another wife and is still successful until the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday. He had a seven-figure portfolio and checked on it often through the computer. When he checked the portfolio this time, he could not believe what he saw – a balance of zero. Apparently, a transaction was made and his assets were transferred to an offshore account. Everything pointed to Michael. The transaction was done on his personal computer with his password. This was all done while he was attending a birthday party his wife planned for him. How could this have happened? How could Michael prove he did not transfer the money? Read the rest of this entry »