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Eat What You Kill

Ted Scofield

St. Martin's Press

In Eat What You Kill by Ted Scofield, Evan Stoess is a struggling young Wall Street analyst obsessed with fortune and fame. A trailer park kid who attended an exclusive prep school through a lucky twist of fate, Evan’s unusual past leaves him an alien in both worlds, an outsider who desperately wants to belong. When a small stock he discovers becomes an overnight sensation, he is poised to make millions and land the girl of his dreams, but disaster strikes and he loses everything.

Two years later a mysterious firm offers Evan a chance for redemption, and he jumps at the opportunity. His new job is to short stocks—to bet against the market. But when the stock goes up and he finds himself on the brink of ruin once again, another option presents itself: murder. At a moral crossroads, Evan must ask himself—how far will a man go for money and vengeance?


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CHAPTER
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Evan Stoess could choke back the bile that soured his throat. His soul was a different story.
He stood in the shadow of a Dutch elm tree, the strong summer sun behind him over Central Park. Sweating in his dark suit, he watched the front entrance of 940 Fifth Avenue. He shifted from foot to foot, impatiently focused on the ornate building and its money-soaked green canopy. He waited; he watched.
Evan’s ritual often lasted more than an hour, and sometimes his quarry never appeared. Later in the season, when the ocean warmed and the city slowed, the
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"Ted Scofield's debut novel EAT WHAT YOU KILL features a villainous hero who gives Gordon Gekko a run for his hedge fund. . . . You won't predict the lengths he'll go to to reach the top on Wall Street—or the bottom. Scofield keeps the pages turning in this dark and twisty tale." New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline

"Reads like a bull market rally. Eat What You Kill is smart, fast, savvy, and will keep you going past the final bell." —Andrew Gross, bestselling author of EYES WIDE OPEN and THE DARK TIDE

"A hot new book from a hot new talent in the financial thriller genre. Read it!" —Stephen Frey, New York Times bestselling author of The Power Broker

"Eat What You Kill is a dangerously delightful book that makes you wonder if it could happen…or already has. After all, on Wall Street, anything is possible" —Alexandra Lebenthal, Fortune magazine’s "Queen of Wall Street" and author of The Recessionistas

"Ted Scofield has done what I didn’t think possible, deliver a new take on the ugly consequences of the modern-day Faustian bargain. I couldn’t put this one down." —Elizabeth MacDonald, anchor, FOX Business

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  • Ted Scofield

  • TED SCOFIELD earned his BA, JD, and MBA at Vanderbilt University before beginning his career as a securities attorney. He now serves as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Icebreaker Entertainment. Scofield lives in Manhattan with his wife, Christi. Eat What You Kill is his first novel.

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