Money...the love of money...is one of the strongest attractions on earth. Men have risked their lives for it. Men have lost their families over it. Men have given their youth to the pursuit of it. Of the terrible triangle of desire - money, sex and power - it is the one that gives a man access to the other two. The love of money is a cruel and intolerant taskmaster. David Lebeau is a bright young man with a promising future, but he is impatient. He would like to have the lifestyle that many of his investment banking clients have, but he is unwilling to wait for it, and he is willing to do just about anything to have it. Ambition and opportunity can often lead to great success, but ambition and opportunity without the guide of a moral compass will often lead to disaster. And, Lebeau's moral compass is flawed. David Lebeau and his childhood friend, Reilly Bastion, have concocted a scheme to loot thousands of bank accounts - just a little at a time - to gain millions of dollars! And, these bank accounts are dormant accounts with one using them actively so one is likely to tice the money is gone. It is like the money is just sitting there, begging to be used. Lebeau and Bastion use their particular skills as bankers and computer programmers to gain access to and to loot the accounts. But, that is t their only purpose. Reilly Bastion has been laboring under the head of a worldwide computer software company, CompuSoft, and has grown tired of his broken promises of rewards to come. He would like to exact revenge on this man he thinks has treated him wrongly. And, he and Lebeau devise a means of t only stealing the money, but exacting revenge on this man. John McCarthy, an American politician once said, In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated. In For the Love of Money, the desire for revenge and money are closely related and drive our antagonists to the limits of their abilities to accomplish their goal of embezzling a huge amount of money and taking revenge on the head of the computer software company that Bastion has worked under. But, the boys attempt to loot the accounts of a bank under the Cain Industries umbrella of banks, and soon, Jack McCord and his team are on their trail. That trail leads McCord's team around the world to Swiss banks and Cayman Islands trust companies, exploring the past of a Columbian drug lord turned banker and an accomplice of Lebeau and Bastion. Jack McCord, along with his trusted associates, turn over every stone to uncover this international theft of millions of dollars and a short sale scheme on the computer software company that puts it in play that would brighten the day of any Wall Street banker in search of a fortune. It is a telling tale about the love of money and the desire for revenge that take these young men down the path of destruction. Jack McCord and the Cain Industries team come back for an encore engagement in this financial thriller to solve the mystery as to who is stealing millions of dollars from dormant bank accounts, and running one of the best short sale schemes in the history of Wall Street, destroying the value of CompuSoft, one of the leading software companies in the world.
John Griffin has been in the financial services business for over thirty five years. As a student of the financial world, he has been an avid reader of business periodicals and books about finance all of his career. He has keenly followed the financial meltdown of 2008 as an advisor, and as a student of history. As an avid reader of fiction as well, he has been intrigued by the plots of the great writers who have spun their tales with so much talent, and believing the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction, has sought to weave what has happened in everyday life into his books. John is married to the Cindy Gibson Griffin with whom he has been married for thrity eight years, and has three children and two grandchildren who live in Texas. They live as empty nesters on their ranch outside of Shreveport, Louisiana in Leigh, Texas. In his second novel, For the Love of Money, John explores the world of greed and revenge and how they make a volatile cocktail. In his first novel, In God We Tru$t, John explores the unseen world of international finance and the greed that propels men and women to betray their better judgment for a payday that would dwarf many country's total GDP.