Complicated story involving the building of a risky, multibillion dollar investment fund that will depend upon the decline of the real estate business before it turns around and makes huge profits for those running it. One of two highly placed US government officials is the brain behind this scheme, but throughout the book it is never clear which of the two men is the one in charge of capitalizing on a pretty farfetched plot.
It is not necessary to have an in depth understanding of Wall Street and how it works to follow the storyline in The Vulture Fund. Stephen Frey barely scratches the surface of what investment bankers and their clients do. Instead Frey puts more focus on subplots involving drug running, terrorism, and the ego games played by men in positions of power within the banking industry.
I liked The Vulture Fund, but I would have liked it better if the story had been more plausible and the ending had been less predictable....Continua