The Street

The Street

A Novel

Book - 2001
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James Vincent Hanley launches an Internet start-up, Artemis-5.com, with a fanfare of investment buzz, but when the SEC's Jubal Thugren becomes suspicious, the two rivals embark on a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

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James Vincent Hanley, a Wall Street stockbroker specializing in Internet start-ups and unhappily slaving away for a subsistence wage of only $300,000, makes the jump to the other side of the Street and into the biggest game in history. He's done his dot-com homework and launches his own start-up, Artemis-5.com, with the key ingredients for success - technology so cutting-edge it's barely decipherable, a world-class board of directors whose credentials command a lemming-like public following, and carefully orchestrated Street buzz of epic proportions.
Jubal Thurgren, assistant director of enforcement for the Security and Exchange Commission and a man of Columbo-like intelligence and personality, smells a rat. Even as the buzz increases, Thurgren's instincts tell him that Artemis-5, which has yet to reveal any substantive products or services, may not be quite what Hanley has cracked it up to be. As public delirium over Artemis-5's impending stock offering escalates, Hanley and Thurgren, each with a spy in the other's camp, launch elaborate and progressively more dangerous cat-and-mouse games. Each of them is deeply committed to his own cause: Thurgren can't let Hanley continue unchallenged, and Hanley can't let Thurgren get in the way of his plans. The two of them spiral inexorably toward a final confrontation, a complex and explosive sting where deceit and betrayal do suspenseful battle with old-fashioned idealism and the search for truth.

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Tired of his life as a Wall Street stockbroker specializing in Internet start-ups, James Vincent Hanley launches his own start-up, Artemis-5.com, with a fanfare of investment buzz, until Jubal Thugren, assistant director of enforcement for the SEC, begins to become suspicious, and the two rivals embark on a dangerous high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385501507
0385501501
Branch Call Number: GRU
Characteristics: 399 p

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StarGladiator
Jan 02, 2014

Any novel, where the SEC is positioned as the good guys, is so utterly and absolutely farfetched as to be beyond belief! Everyone who can read, and has bothered to read the newspapers over the past 8 years, realizes the six-figure salary types (bothe men AND women) spend the majority of their time at work perusing Internet porn, as whenever they get serous about Wall Street fraud, the Federal Reserve comes down on them quite heavily (ditto the FDIC, although I don't know about their porn-viewing habits). This story simply cannot be believed even as fiction!

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Jun 23, 2012

Publication Date: March 20, 2001
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"A razor-sharp, blisteringly on-target thriller set in the world of dot-com start-up madness — a deft and entertaining mix of the confidence-game masterworks of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, and Donald Westlake, as well as classic tell-all business narratives such as Liar's Poker and Barbarians at the Gates.

James Vincent Hanley, a Wall Street stockbroker specializing in Internet start-ups and unhappily slaving away for a subsistence wage of only $300,000, makes the jump to the other side of the Street and into the biggest game in history. He’s done his dot-com homework and launches his own start-up, Artemis-5.com, with the key ingredients for success–technology so cutting-edge it’s barely decipherable, a world-class board of directors whose credentials command a lemming-like public following, and carefully orchestrated Street buzz of epic proportions.

Jubal Thurgren, assistant director of enforcement for the Security and Exchange Commission and a man of Columbo-like intelligence and personality, smells a rat. Even as the buzz increases, Thurgren’s instincts tell him that Artemis-5, which has yet to reveal any substantive products or services, may not be quite what Hanley has cracked it up to be. As public delirium over Artemis-5’s impending stock offering escalates, Hanley and Thurgren, each with a spy in the other’s camp, launch elaborate and progressively more dangerous cat-and-mouse games. Each of them is deeply committed to his own cause: Thurgren can’t let Hanley continue unchallenged, and Hanley can’t let Thurgren get in the way of his plans. The two of them spiral inexorably toward a final confrontation, a complex and explosive sting where deceit and betrayal do suspenseful battle with old-fashioned idealism and the search for truth.

Featuring the most likable and insidious cast of characters since The Sting, The Street is sure to satisfy thriller lovers, business-story aficionados, and all of us who are hopelessly confused by a new, Net-crazed economy that threatens to overwhelm not only our culture but also our common sense."

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