Book Of The Day – The Gravy Train

by Greg on May 20, 2011

Here is a highly rated bargain Kindle book and today’s Book Of The Day. The Gravy Train by David Lender has a perfect 5 star rating and costs only 99 cents. This is currently a Top 100 Amazon Bestseller!

David Lender is also the author of another current Top 100 Amazon Bestseller Trojan Horse.

The Gravy Train is a great read. Lender really knows wall street. You’ll find this book really gripping, and dramatic. Great build up for the story and a fantastic plot. Great read.
– BenT44 – Amazon

The Gravy Train
by David Lender
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: Mystery & Thriller/Suspense
Price: $0.99
Visit David Lender’s website


Finn Keane is a novice investment banker who helps an aging Chairman try to buy his company back, while the ruthless Wall Street sharks who drove it into bankruptcy do all they can to stop them so the Wall Streeters can carve it up for themselves.

The Gravy Train is a 50,000 word novella of suspense, about 150 pages long. An excerpt from Bull Street, David Lender’s upcoming thriller set on Wall Street during the financial crisis, follows the text of The Gravy Train.

David Lender is the author of the current Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestselling thriller, Trojan Horse. More on David Lender and his writing can be found on his Amazon Author Central page or his website at

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I bought this because I loved Lender’s Trojan Horse. As a financial professional, I can tell you this is what Wall Street is really like. The language, the clothes, the banker’s mannerisms, personalities, attitudes and the bruising competitiveness. And as Lender says in his description, ruthlessness. I always get disgusted when I read or see something that pretends to depict the financial world as a reality. Trust me, this is it.

But one whole chapter (I won’t say which, and no cheating and skipping forward) is the greatest Dare to be Great speech ever written. It’s a term of art on Wall Street for the banker’s pep talk to the client to get him/her to reach for greatness in the 11th hour of a deal. You have to get this book for this alone.


This book has a great story, gripping suspense and wonderful characters. However, what stands out is the portrait of Wall Street investment bankers and their lawyers and financial buyout clients. This is a shady, dark world that I have never been exposed to. It is a surprising and eye-opening book that will stay in your memory a long time.


After reading David Lender’s first book, Trojan Horse, I looked to see if he had other books. I was pleased to find The Gravy Train. I bought and read it as quickly as his first one. I think what I like about David Lender’s books so far is that they feel real while still allowing you to step out of your own – if that makes sense. I suspect his 25 years of “real world” experience has given him a deep well to draw upon as he transitions to an author.

Get The Gravy Train here: The Gravy Train

About The Author

David Lender writes thrillers set in the financial sector based on his over 25-year career as a Wall Street investment banker. He draws on an insider’s knowledge from his career in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch, Rothschild and Bank of America for the international settings, obsessively driven personalities and real-world financial intrigues of his novels. His characters range from David Baldacci-like corporate power brokers to Elmore Leonard-esque misfits and scam artists. His plots reveal the egos and ruthlessness that motivate the players in the financial sector, as well as the inner workings of the most powerful of our financial institutions.

David began writing novels over ten years ago. At one point a friend sent his first novel to a prominent New York literary agent, whose reaction was, “Not bad for somebody who doesn’t know what he’s doing yet.” She introduced David to a seasoned thriller editor and publisher who had edited Robert Ludlum’s first nine thrillers; David spent the next 18 months working with him to learn his craft.

More background on David and his writing can be found at

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – David Lender and ENT appreciate it.

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