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Good Money Gone

A novel by

Best Novel - Adventure or Drama, 2014 International Latino Book Awards
Third Place - 2015 "CIPA EVVY Awards" Category Fiction: Action/Adventure
Finalist - 2015 "EPIC eBook Awards" Category Suspense/Thriller
Finalist - 2015 Latino Book to Movie Awards

When the road to riches becomes the road to ruin.

Panama: a tropical paradise with an anything-goes attitude. Bring your wish list. It's a place to start. Or to start over. Where the best of intentions are dazzled by the glitter of easy money. Steven McKay chases the quick bucks in offshore finance, playing fast and loose with his scruples until he discovers he's merely one cog in a vast Ponzi scheme. Even as his paranoid boss puts the screws to everyone inside the conspiracy, McKay races to save his clients-and his skin-before the rotten machine grinds to a halt under the weight of sleaze, greed, and criminal investigations. He realizes too late that his dream for wealth and fortune was nothing but Good Money Gone.

"Sex, money, and creeps-Good Money Gone is an unforgettable journey through the soft underbelly of a Ponzi scheme. Kilborn and Acevedo are a great tag team. Their crisp prose and deft mix of fact and fiction kept me turning the pages all night long."
Norb Vonnegut, author of The Trust, The Gods of Greenwich, and Top Producer.

"Good Money Gone is a fantastically fun read filled with tawdry sex, greed, back-stabbing and, most importantly--MONEY! Loaded with great characters, tension that grows with every turn of the page and more twists and turns than a roller coaster on a ski slope, Richard Kilborn has crafted one terrific financial thriller. Make a smart investment--read Good Money Gone!"
Jeff Shelby, author of Thread of Hope and the Noah Braddock mystery series.

"A bawdy, rollicking fast paced financial thriller Good Money Gone reads like The Firm meets The Wolf of Wall Street. The hero, Steven McKay, an American naif, gets lucky in his first job out of college working for an investment fund in Panama. Or does he? The fund is really an offshore tax shelter and his boss, Mr. Henderson, who is one part Gordon Gekko, one part James Bond villain, locks McKay in for one hell of a roller coaster ride. From the high brass polish of the posh Union Club to the steamy underside of Banana Republic brothels, fast money, faster women, & shady deals make this story spin with the ticking immediacy and intensity of a roulette wheel. The whole house of cards is coming down, but the magic is in how McKay navigates his way through the financial labyrinth and achieves redemption on the other side."
Cort McMeel, author of Short and editor of Murdaland.


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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Good Money Gone
Author(s): Richard Kilborn, Mario Acevedo
ISBN: 0-9896747-0-3 / 978-0-9896747-0-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Richard Kilborn
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Good Money Gone
Author(s): Richard Kilborn, Mario Acevedo
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