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Friday, December 10, 2010

Deadly Portfolio Book Review

Novelist John J. Hohn today announces the release of
Deadly Portfolio, A Killing in Hedge Funds. Hohn uses his own extensive financial
background to craft the intricate and suspenseful narrative of pithy detective James
Raker's investigation of a killer's silent rampage through the affluent North Carolina
lakeside community of Pelican Bay.

"Something was wrong at the lake, in the ghetto of millionaires, the colony of self- of their own was dead." Detective Raker, a recent widower, is skeptical
by nature, but his suspicions are fueled by his distrust of those he encounters in his
investigation and by his innate resentment of these smug, privileged pillars of the

Meanwhile financial planner and stockbroker Morrie Clay seems to have been given a
reprieve from discovery of his unauthorized hedge fund trading when the client
mysteriously drowns, but he and his wife Monica -- typical baby boomers easily
frightened by the potential for their own personal financial collapse -- scramble to act
knowing that Morrie's illicit trading activities will ultimately be revealed.

Detective Raker must wend his way through this well drawn cast of upper middle class
characters, a string of unusual deaths and several local authorities all too willing to jump
to "acceptable" conclusions so as to avoid any bad publicity or untoward embarrassment
in this prestigious little community. Only when the killer's third attempt backfires and
claims the wrong victim does Raker's intuitive pursuit begin to pull the final length of
string from this ball of tangled motives and social machinations.

Author Hohn not only provides a timely look behind the scenes at the sometimes
questionable financial world of hedge funds recently made so attractive to affluent baby
boomers, but he also creates for his appreciative readers a good old fashioned mystery
and detective story.

About the book:
Deadly Portfolio by John J. Hohn
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5875-2
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: Sept. 27, 2010
Pages: 328
S.R.P.: $18.95

About the author:
John J. Hohn, a South Dakotan by birth, worked over forty years in the financial services
industry and retired in 2007 after seventeen years with Merrill Lynch in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina. He holds an English degree form St. John's University (MN, 1961).
Father of five children, he inherited a stepson in his 1986 marriage to Melinda Folger

This was a great book!!!

John Hohn kept me turning the pages!!

Anyone of us Middle Class Slobs thinks that the Upper Class must have a better life. They are the ones with lots of money, beautiful spouses, and perfect belongings!!

Of course Upper Class has its problems!! Sometimes bigger then ours.

That is the case with the Clays. Morrie Clay makes some bad investment mistakes for a client without her permissions, and has no way to correct the problem.

The only person he tells about his error is his Wife Monica.

Monica takes it upon herself to "correct" the problem.

Like I said, John Hohn keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. There is a lot of problems that arise!!!

~~All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of the book to read thanks to Bostick Communications~~

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