Bad Money

Author(s): Louise Patten


A woman in the aggressively male world of the City fights to keep her marriage, family, and job together while taking on the role of undercover investigator for the Treasury   Mary Kersey has burst through the glass ceiling. She has a high-profile City job giving strategic advice to banks. She’s the family breadwinner, a loving wife and a caring mother to Gracie, and she struggles to find the right balance between her work and her home life. Her two worlds collide when the Treasury asks Mary to take on a secret role investigating hedge funds. She knows that the company her firm is working with was acquired after manipulation of the share price plus help from a dodgy hedge fund. She finds herself torn every which way as husband, daughter, boss, and her own conscience all clamor for her attention. When matters take an even darker turn, Mary discovers just how vulnerable she is. Standing between men and their money is a very dangerous place to be.


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'They'll be twittering in the wine bars around Threadneedle Street as to who was the inspiration for the power-crazed CEO of a biotechnology company and his partner in crime, a grasping, coked-up investment banker who makes Gordon Gecko look like a tender-hearted philanthropist' Scotsman. 'A rattling good city thriller' Evening Standard. 'Patten knows her world intimately. Her detail is meticulous and authentic, but never gets in the way of the story which moves along at a hectic pace' Independent.

Louise Patten has worked in business since 1977, first in the banking world and then with strategy consultants Bain & Company. While still in her thirties, Louise broke through the corporate glass ceiling to become a main board director of her first FTSE 100 company. She has served on a number of multi-national boards, not only as a director, but also as one of the tiny handful of female Chairmen of major UK businesses.

General Fields

  • : 9781849162203
  • : Quercus
  • : Quercus
  • : 0.22226
  • : 198mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Louise Patten
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 352