This Little Piggy: A Disturbing Tale About Wall Street's Lunatic Fringe

Orca Publishing Company USA
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Sandra Martini thought she had it all, a storybook marriage, two loving children, a meaningful career in healthcare, and lots of corporate expense account goodies. But, all hell broke loose when husband Victor met Franklin Ryman, a wealthy, "tarnished" member of Wall Street's dark-side dealmakers, known as "the lunatic fringe."

The morally bankrupt Ryman guaranteed Victor no experience was necessary to become a Wall Street zillionaire, other than "Follow the Leader." Smitten with the notion of becoming filthy rich at the age of 37, Victor waved goodbye to his carefully-cultivated career on Madison Avenue to launch a questionable IPO (Initial Public Offering) with Ryman.

Reluctantly, Sandra agreed to join "the love of her life" on a breath-taking roller-coaster though a seamy side of Wall Street that professional dealmakers deny exists. A world where the only color that matters is green.

When the roller coaster stops, Victor and Sandra are financially and morally bankrupt, their marriage is in shambles, and Victor contemplates a bizarre version of suicide to make amends.
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About the author

M.G. Crisci
Stories that entertain. People you'll remember. Literature that matters.

Manhattan-born M.G. Crisci is an internationally-respected Fortune 500 senior executive, the critically-acclaimed author of ten books based on true stories or real events, an expert in the field of consumer motivation and behavior, and an award-winning social commentator.

He has been elected to Who's Who in the World 22 times and has received lifetime achievement awards for his business, literary and social contributions from the Eurasia Center Worldwide, the Albert Marquis Society, and the American-Russian Cultural Foundation.

"My life has been touched by many noteworthy events," says Crisci. "Converting those events into entertaining and thoughtful books is now my personal passion. I want readers to enjoy every page. That's why I employ an approachable, graphic writing style that varies from book to book, based on the story content and the characters unique to that story. I don't do sequels."

More information on M.G. Crisci can be found at his website, major search engines and on his YouTube channel.
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Orca Publishing Company USA
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Feb 24, 2014
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Family & Relationships / Ethics & Morals
Fiction / Biographical
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