Andie Ryan: Shakedown
For a while there, Houston was in serious contention for the title of corporate-greed capital of the world. We've since slipped a bit in the ratings, but not so much that readers won't recognize Andie Ryan's debut thriller Shakedown. In it, corporate exec Tom Hollister uncovers what seems to be a miscalculation concerning employee benefits. Actually, the supposed mistake is the tip of a massive insider trading iceberg, and Hollister's soon facing a knot of murder, double crosses, conspiracies and, oh damn, love with the wrong woman. Referencing AMC's Mad Men, Ryan calls her hero "a Don Draper for our post-Enron times." Andie Ryan will read from and sign Shakedown at 7 p.m. Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road. For information, call 281-578-7770 or visit www.katybooks.com. Free.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2009
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