A chilling preview in what could be America's ecomic future, The Lions' Den pits the powerful Saudi Royal family against a lone, little-kwn Wall Street figure. The story begins in a Saudi Arabian palace where the Grand Prince and the Royal Family are locked in a desperate battle against time to transfer their power and protect their great fortunes-and their very lives-from the fundamentalist revolution in Saudi Arabia that threatens their survival. They unleash a clandestine plot to gain a major foothold in the United States by acquiring majority interest in America's flagship companies with the help of Wall Street rogues. The President of the United Broadcasting System gets wind of the plot and decides to break it wide open with a live nationally televised prime time documentary intended to spark a federal investigation, giving the assignment to a young, recently-widowed producer, Julie Chambers. Seeking help from Wall Street, Julie finds an unlikely defender of the American system, Mario Monelli, a Mergers and Acquisitions expert at a prestigious investment banking house, pitting him against his long time Wall Street nemesis, Barton Mulvaney, rumored to have shadowy ties to the Royal family. Mario is nervous about the idea, and whether he has the pedigree to challenge Bart. But he's also falling in love with Julie and uses the opportunity to be around her. Mario also heads up the Zoo Crew, a wild bunch of investment bankers who lack the breeding and education of their colleagues-but t the brains-and have dedicated themselves to helping beleaguered companies fend off corporate raiders. They are also champion carousers, who've built themselves a remarkable private sanctuary-The Lion's Den-so that they can freely indulge their most hedonistic desires, under the radar of Wall Street's harsh politically correct climate. When both worlds collide, Mario faces trouble on all sides. He watches his entire world come apart.
Scott Noto is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of SUNY and holds degrees in Finance and English with a Masters in American Literature. A 25-year veteran of Wall Street combat, he served over a decade in the trenches at Lehman Brothers, then on the front lines as Vice President at Salomon Smith Barney. During his career, he's written many news articles for its financial publications and served as guest speaker and periodic host of radio FCN, broadcast nationally. Recognized for his hard hitting and gritty literary style, he has been the recipient of numerous collegiate writing awards. His critically acclaimed novel The Lions' Den is his national debut. Don't forget to read Scott Noto's upcoming novel Sam I Am due for release in summer 2013. Sam I Am is the gripping saga of Sam Mckenna, a baseball teen phenom who-despite his controlling father-climbs from the rubble of the depression ravaged west and is launched into the limelight of the major leagues and Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's, only to have it unravel when he falls under the thumb of the Chicago underworld on the dawn of WWII.