• The Capitol Game

  • By: Brian Haig
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,088 ratings)

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The Capitol Game

By: Brian Haig
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's summary

It was the deal of the decade, if not the century. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy had discovered an alchemist's dream; a miraculous polymer, that when coated on any vehicle, was the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With bloody conflicts surging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promises to save thousands of lives and change the course of both wars.

Jack Wiley, a successful Wall Street banker, believes he has a found a dream come true when he mysteriously learns of this miraculous polymer. His plan: enlist the help of the Capitol Group, one of the country's largest and most powerful corporations in a quick, bloodless takeover of the small company that developed the polymer. It seems like a partnership made in heaven...until the Pentagon's investigative service begins nosing around, and the deal turns into a nightmare.

Now, Jack's back is up against the wall and he and the Capitol Group find themselves embroiled in the greatest scandal the government and corporate America have ever seen.

©2010 Brian Haig (P)2010 Random House

Critic reviews

"Haig keeps the suspense boiling until the final twists as he reveals why and how everything unravels. Readers will be pleased by an ending that suggests clever Jack Wiley will return." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

Bravo, this is an amazing novel featuring corporate intrigue, the inner workings of the big firms that are prevalent in todays' government contracting world and a whole lot of twists and turns. This book has movie script written all over it! I must have put a few hundred extra miles on my car just trying to get to the end.

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Fantastic Listen!

Brian Haig does a great job on this book, I would go so far as to say this is as good or better than anything Clancy, Griffin or DeMille have authored. The story line is well thought out and believable, the characters are realistic. This book is definitely one of the best I have listened to in a long time.

This is definitely a 5 Star Plus audiobook!

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My first Brian Haig book..

but it will not be the last! The Capital Game is a wonderful story well told. Scott Brick is without peer as a narrator. I listen to more than 100 Audible books a year and am a fan of mystery/thriller books. I'm up to date on books by Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Brad Thor, Ben Coes, Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, David Baldacci, Alex Berenson, Bob Mayer, Brett Battles, Catherine Coulter, C. J. Box, Daniel Silva, Jeffrey Archer, Jo Nesbo, John Sanford, Ken Follett, Tom Clancy, Michael Korota, Olen Steinhauer, and Particia Cornwell, so was looking for a new author. Haig's joint project with Vince Flynn pointed the way to him.

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Well written, short of full potential

First, this book will help you put miles behind you if that is what you are looking for. It is written well enough and the characters are creepy when they are supposed to be. But a real hero never rises and takes control of the book and the plot sets up a good scenario for just that champion and for that reason a few days after you finish this book you will find yourself looking at the title and trying to remember what you thought of it. I got through it and was interested in the outcome but was never pulled to it when I was not able to listen to it as I am with a really good story. It is not bad, and worth a listen if you have a credit to spare though.

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A First Rate Story, Perfectly Presented

Seldom does a book keep me hanging on the edge of my chair until the very end, this one did. I have no doubt readers will be fascinated by the multiple layers, personalities, venues and professions Brian Haig weaves into this superb story. Great selection!

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    3 out of 5 stars

VERY mixed thoughts

This is a well written and narrated book. If you like being involved in the realistic lifestyle of dirtbag, scumbag politicians and corporate execs, you'll love this book. The talent of writing the book was excellent. The subject made me want to throw up.

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    5 out of 5 stars

A Book For the 21st Century!

What a compelling book. I always feel that when authors write books of this nature there is more truth than fiction. Excellent twists and turns and wonderful ending. I look forward to Mr. Haig's next book as I have read them all. Narrator Scott Brick is the best in my opinion, keep using him to tell your stories.

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Wow!

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I have to admit, the first part of this book was a little slow moving and I was having trouble seeing what some things had to do with some others....but it got moving real fast! In the end, this is one of the better books to which I have listened. I have read most of the other Brian Haig novels and this one ranks right at the top! Great story!

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Grisham wishes he wrote this!

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Who knew that venture capitolists could be the basis of a totally captivating and thrilling Good Guy/Bad Guy story? This 2010 book is as good if not better than books such as the Grisham legal novels "The Firm" or "The Partner". It grabs your interest and has a new reason to hold it on every page. Basically the story involves some high powered high finance guys, finding money to leverage the buyout of a company that has almost fully developed a paint-like polymer that may provide more protection to military vehicles than 30" of steel plating. The story revolves constantly around who is good versus just greedy... or are they? Is there a murder, multiple murders, or just coincidences or maybe something else?
I pat myself on the back only slightly here when I say, I pretty much had the general "mystery" (if that is the right word) resolved by chapter 2. I can't really be less opaque than that for fear I will spoil the story for someone. Overall, I think I can say I knew how it would turn out, I just didn't know all of the very clever detail and reasoning. But don't worry if you find yourself in that same position. Knowing HOW it will turn out is no where close to being disappointing. For that matter, it is the details and the WHY that will add that final satiating bite to a delicious story. GREAT characters of both the likable and detestable variety. Good action and satisfying resolutions to all of the questions.
A GREAT story that was well read by Scott Brick (as always). There is no gratuitous sex (in fact Jack Wiley (the main plotter) declines multiple invitations - for reasons that you find relief in - or foul language, making it possible to listen to the book with kids or others around without having to reach for a volume knob. This is the type story I have come to associate with Scott Brick through his reading of all things Clive Cussler.

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I really like Brian Haig but....

I hereby declare that from now on I will read books narrated by Scott Brick on my Archos/Nook/Kindle or whatever. I just can't take it anymore. Even descriptions of restaurants and offices must be fraught with emotion. In addition, this story was a disappointment after the previous book I had of Haig's. Lots of stock characters. Many elements just stretch the imagination too much. That said, it was an interesting plot. I think I'd have given it 4 stars if it was read by Guidall and I did the abridged version.

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