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It started as the perfect crime. Then it took a turn for the worse.
Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.
It's a foolproof crime. More important, for Charlie and Oliver, it's a way out of debt and the key to a new life. All they have to do is take the money.
But when they do, they quickly discover they've got a lot more on their hands than the prize. Before they can blink, a friend is dead - and the bank, the Secret Service, and a female private investigator are suddenly closing in.
Trapped in a breakneck race to stay alive, Charlie and Oliver are about to discover a secret that will test their trust and forever change their lives.
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By Snoodely on 07-27-12
Possibly the best Meltzer to date
With "The Millionaires," Meltzer is finally hitting his stride. I like the way that he devises intricate plots within plots; but most of all, I enjoy his insider knowledge. In some of his other novels, like "The Tenth Justice," "The First Counsel," and "The Zero Game," Meltzer displays his (apparently) first-hand knowledge of Beltway politics. That impresses me enough; but, with "The Millionaires," Meltzer shows that he also knows a lot about high-level banking ??? and computers ??? and DisneyWorld! See if you can put those elements together. Never mind: "The Millionaires" has an ingenious plot that you will never guess. I recommend purchasing this audiobook, along with most of Meltzer's other audiobooks, with only two minor caveats: First, you should know that most of Meltzer's characters seem to be running on anger and hysteria, which annoys me a little, since I prefer it when my heros stay cool under pressure. Second, Scott Brick narrates all of Meltzer's audiobooks. Yeah, I know: Everybody else loves Scott Brick's narrations. And, I have to admit, Brick can definitely act. He has lots of accents and enough voices to distinguish the characters. It's just that VOICE. But never mind those minor quibbles. If you like thrillers, you will enjoy "The Millionaires."
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By Robert on 02-28-03
Top 5 in my book
I have been an audio book reader for 5 years now. I get through about 2-3 unabridged audio books each month. I enjoyed this book so much that I was disappointed as I came to the end of it. The author has a great sense of humour and the reader is simply a GREAT match for the text. Honestly, it was interesting from beginning to end and wasn't easy to guess "whodunnit." Don't forget Meltzer's other book "First Counsel." It is just as good if not better than this one.
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