What would you steal if you couldn't get caught?
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.
©2002 by Forty-Four Steps, Inc., Alll Rights Reserved; (P)2002 by Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group
"A fast-paced, fresh-scrubbed tale of financial adventure." (Publishers Weekly)
The pace of the plot sustained interest, while plot was imaginative but unlikely to ever happen.
He is good enough to keep one listening, while I would not have finished the book if reading.
This is my first book by Brad Meltzer, and now I am a fan. Can't wait to read more by this author.
Fast paced mystery. The brothers were fun to follow in this story. The story line was interesting, although the premise was a bit unbelievable.
Scott Brick was fantastic as ever
This book is amazing and I love the performance! The only downside is I like to listen to audiobooks while cooking or cleaning or driving and this particular book has so much going on that it's hard to multitask.
I've heard about Brad Meltzer's political books, I have two paperbacks on my "too read" shelf. Thought I'd check him out based on good reviews and Scott Brick's narration. I enjoyed the story for the most part, but some "scenes" went on forever with detailed descriptions of say, "turning something over in his hand" which just felt like "filler." I also balked a bit at all the types of "glances" that were exchanged between the characters, not just a feeling or emotion, but (again) detailed information like a conversation. I wanted to find out what happened next so I kept with it, but compared to a novel that uses well-crafted prose to advance the plot, this was a bit more in the "fluff" category.
Normally like these types of stories, but just thought it was okay. Some parts were predictable, but some were interesting. The Oliver character was a gigantic wussy so he really annoyed me.
The Millionaires simply proves that "there ain't no free lunches"! Every man has his price and for Ollie that price is $3,000,000.00! Faced with an opportunity to pull off the perfect crime (a crime no one knows about) Ollie and his brother,Charlie, jump in with both feet. Yet only moments after taking the leap they are suddenly thrown into a situation that only goes from bad to worse every time they try to extricate themselves from it. Before long bullets are flying, people are dieing and everything points to them being on the next slabs at the morgue. This book is light and doesn't bear great scrutiny to determine its feasibility, but it is also very entertaining. If you have a few hours to spare it will satisfy.
i listen to a lot of audiobooks while commuting to work and while driving around in general. i try to keep an open mind when i buy an author i'm not familiar with and have purchased based on other customer reviews. this book was terrible. it really was totally predictable, boring, shallow and the only thing it had going for it was that the wonderful Scott Brick was narrating it. kudos to him for not falling asleep on the job.
I found this to be an enjoyable listen. unlike some of the other reviewers i felt the plot and story were good and entertaining. the narrator is top notch and i was not disappointed at all and neither will you.
This one uses all the cliches of made-for-tv movies. You think somebody's dead? Better think again.
Be sure to listen to the preview snippet of this book. I will never listen to a book read by Scott Brick again.
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