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Shell Game is a financial thriller using the economic environment created by the capital markets meltdown that began in 2007 as the backdrop for a timely, dramatic, and hair-raising tale. Joseph Badal, author of eight thrillers, including the 5-book Danforth Saga, and one mystery, Borderline, weaves an intricate and realistic story about how a family and its business are put into jeopardy through heavy-handed, arbitrary rules set down by federal banking regulators, and by the actions of a sociopath in league with a corrupt bank regulator.

Like all of Badal's novels, Shell Game takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of action and intrigue carried on the shoulders of believable, often diabolical characters. Although a work of fiction, Shell Game, through its protagonist Edward Winter, provides an understandable explanation of one of the main reasons the U.S. economy continues to languish. It is a commentary on what federal regulators are doing to the United States banking community today and, as a result, the damage they are inflicting on perfectly sound businesses and private investors across the country and on the overall U.S. economy.

Shell Game is inspired by actual events that have taken place as a result of poor governmental leadership and oversight, greed, corruption, stupidity, and badly conceived regulatory actions. You may be inclined to find it hard to believe what happens in this novel to both banks and bank borrowers. I encourage you to keep an open mind. Shell Game is a work of fiction that supports the old adage: You don't need to make this stuff up.

This is a new release of a previously published edition.


Praise for this book

"Badal's characters and the situations they find themselves in are hair-raising and believable." - Catherine Coulter

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Used availability for Joseph Badal's Shell Game

Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Shell Game: Inspired by Actual Events (Volume 1)
Author(s): Joseph Badal
ISBN: 0-615-65484-3 / 978-0-615-65484-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Shell Game
Author(s): Joseph Badal
Publisher: AmazonEncore
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