A 33 year old woman choose to go to war with the greed and avarice of big business, the overwhelming power of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and a billion dollar shareholder lawsuit against her. Simultaneously, she chose to fall in love with a man who was engaged to marry another woman.
Kerri King's dedication and tireless work ethic had taken her to the top. She was the president and CEO of Iacardi & Sons, one of the largest and most successful commodity trading companies in the world. Everything was perfect, until the company was nearly decimated by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Tormented by the loss of all but three of the company's New York employees, and driven to provide a source of income for the families and loved ones of the Iacardi employees who died on that terrible day, she begins the fight to rebuild the company.
Virtually all of the cards and circumstances are stacked against her. The company is broke. Charles and Mario Iacardi, the company's founders and financial providers, are dead. Peter Tavaris, Walter Deaks, and Billie Dukes, the three surviving New York employees, are vehemently opposed to Kerri's continuing leadership. Enerco, a gigantic Houston based energy trading company, conspires to purchase Iacardi & Sons, and employs every dirty trick in the corporate playbook to accomplish that objective. Desperate to salvage value for their Iacardi stock, the shareholders launch a billion dollar lawsuit against Kerri, and vote to have her removed as president. In her quest to provide financial relief to the estates of deceased Iacardi employees, Kerri choses to give away to the Iacardi estates every cent of the fortune accruing from her father's tainted trust. Her decision triggers disastrous consequences doled out by the Internal Revenue Service.
©2014 Stephen Douglass (P)2014 Stephen Douglass
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
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This is the third and final book in the King Trilogy. If at all possible it was better then the first two which I loved. Again the action is non stop and at times heart stopping! The events of 911 figure prominently in this novel. A company, with the exception of 4 people is decimated. Corporate intrigue, all too common in our investment world interspersed with corporate greed and shenanigans will have you thinking twice about putting your hard earned money onto investments. Kelli King, the President of the decimated company wants to help all the families--she has the means and against all odds finally rids her family of the ill gotten gains of Servito, her father's wife's first husband. But against all the odds will Kelli ever find true love and peace in her life? What is the cost of her honesty and integrity? Read this entire trilogy from Book 1 to Book 3 and read this fascinating account of a family over generations.
Mathias Lenssen was excellent with the delivery of the story.
* A Few Spoilers *
The story centers around Kerri King who is now the president and CEO of Lacardi and Sons.
She had a series case of influenza on September 11, 2001 but she pulls through it right when 911 happens.
In London, Peter Tavaris, a senior trader for Lacardi postpones the conference so he can follow the news of the NYC disaster.
He has frequently been passed over by Charles Lacardi for senior management positions and also as president in favor of Kerri King.
He does Not like women, especially Kerri since he was passed over.
Miles Dennis, Kerri's mentor at Lacardi who has died in the attack, he had moved that money to Switzerland because Mike didn't want anything to do with it.
But now Miles is dead and the only people who know about that money is Mike, Karen, and Kerri who's the sole owner of that account.
Kerri wants to use that money to help the families of the Lacardi employees who had died on 9-11.
But no one knows if there would be questions when that money came back into the United States.
Kerri wishes to give it all away, equally to each family, as an anonymous donor.
but someone is going to try to get Kerri in trouble for tax evasion..
This was an engaging read with enough twists and turns to keep you wanting to read until the very end.
Overall, this was a good read and an excellent ending to the Trilogy.
Mathias Lenssen did really well with the narration for this book and the entire Trilogy...
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Kerri's War is the final installment to an amazing series "The King Trilogy". Stephen Douglass does not let you down when it comes to the final book. Again, as per my reviews of The Bridge to Caracas and The Tainted Trust, Stephen Douglas keeps the action, thrills and suspense up until the very end. I was purely engaged and invested with the plot and characters of this trilogy that I am saddened that it is over. The superb writing of Stephen Douglas kept me on the edge of my seat and has earned a spot in the top 5 in all of the books I have listened to thus far (which is over 200+). Sadly, all good things must come to an end but I look forward to any future works of Mr. Douglass. I have and will continue to recommend this series to my friends and co-workers as I can honestly say that this trilogy is one of the best I have listened to.
As for the performance of Mathias Lensson, what more can I say other than his performance of the complete trilogy is superb. He assists the writing of Stephen Douglas and brings the story and characters to life for you as well as hooks you from the beginning to the very end.
Kudos to Stephen Douglass and Mathias Lensson on an amazing trilogy and performance. Looking forward to any future works of both.
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The third and final book in the King trilogy. After Sept. 11th attacks, Kerri King must try and re-build her company. Fast paced and action packed, lots of suspense to see who will prevail.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
I'm not ready for this series to be over. Its not that the series wasn't wrapped up well in this third book (which it was), but I am so invested in the characters that I want to follow them to the end of their days. This book has excitement, suspense, romance, and kept me engaged throughout the story. The characters were really interesting people, the premise, though fiction, seems entirely plausible. I just can't get enough of this series. I would totally read any prequels, in-between books, or anything else related to this series. I listened to the Audible audio version of the book, and the narrator never fails to deliver. He has unique voices for each of the characters, but then his "narrator" voice almost sounds like a news reporter, which makes the whole story seem all the more real. I'm sad to reach the end of this series, and want to recommend it to anyone who enjoys a gripping story with a plot line that is a little different than most of the stuff out there. Kudos, Stephen Douglass.
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