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Toxic Assets

4.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A view from inside on all the reasons why the mortgage meltdown occurred. Caroline worked in the mortgage industry for twenty years. This is a fictional literary story from the eyes of an independant heroine.
Paperback, 344 pages
Published February 23rd 2011 by Create Space (first published November 30th 2010)
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Gary Anderson
Apr 11, 2011 Gary Anderson rated it it was amazing
This book by Caroline Gerardo has every emotion that a great story teller should be able to bring forth. The story is one of love, fear and confusion, and bravery. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and hope for more!
Mar 22, 2011 Charles rated it it was amazing
Katherine is a beautiful touch cookie who has to deal with some dirty dogs at her job at the bank. Fun read great writing
David Lentz
Jul 08, 2014 David Lentz rated it really liked it
This financial thriller by Caroline Gerardo proved to be prophetic of the cataclysm which would arise from the excesses of an under-regulated mortgage sector originating in the Bush-Cheney era. Patient readers will be rewarded after exposition which sets the stage well and rounds out characters to add realism to the narrative. There is a point when the storyline ignites and after which there is no putting down this novel. The heroine is a beautiful, loving widow who is trying to balance a senior ...more
James Caterino
Sep 22, 2011 James Caterino rated it it was amazing
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The author of Toxic Assets understands the most vital rule of writing in any format or genre. Start your story off with a bang! This novel opens up mid-action with a riveting scene that transports the reader directly into the story.

Toxic Assets is a story about high finance and banking. It is about greed and murder. It is about the slick and shady characters who operate in the world of white collar crime...and scheme to get away with it. It is Wall Street meets Newport Beach. It is Too Big to Fa
Mar 22, 2011 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Katherine is a beauty who must survive the epic journey from the betrayal of her husband and Wall Street to the new job as President of Nationwide Bank. There are some dirty players in her career. Women are not welcome and she becomes the "patsy" or fall guy for the murders of the Board Members.
The writing grabs you into a world of gambling, lavish Rave parties, juxtaposed against the tenderness for her children. Is it a thriller? Is it contemprary literature? Is it a murder mystery? Yes and mo
Walter Ramsay
Oct 31, 2011 Walter Ramsay rated it it was amazing
Nicely conceived story line by Caroline.
Funny how it now mirrors real life.
Though this story is fictional in nature, the realization that this could really happen is not out of the realm of possibility.
A very nice read. Highly recommend.
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Caroline Gerardo ( C. G. Barbeau)
lives in California and Wyoming with her children. Caroline's last release The Lucky Boy is out in paperback and all ereader .
Short stories, transgressional fiction, poetry, dark fiction
Member International Thriller Writers

Caroline's poetry and short fiction published in 2012: Midwestern Gothic Review, One Stop Poetry,
2011 in: Sleet Magazine, Scapegoat Review, Na
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