Publication Order of Christian Gillette Books
|The Chairman||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Protege||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Power Broker||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Successor||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Red Cell Books
|Arctic Fire||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Red Cell Seven||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Kodiak Sky||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Takeover||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Vulture Fund||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Inner Sanctum||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Absolute Proof||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Insider||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Trust Fund||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Day Trader||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Silent Partner||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shadow Account||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Fourth Order||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Forced Out||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hell's Gate||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Heaven's Fury||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Stephen Frey, born Stephen John Frey is an American actor, comedian, presenter, activist and writer who was born on August 24 1957. As a writer, Frey has had a checkered history, having lived through a very deprived childhood that saw him expelled from 2 schools and had to spend about 3 months in prison on account of credit card fraud.
However, he overcame several odds to become the accomplished writer we know and celebrate today. Read on to find out some of the most fascinating facts about this timeless writer – what inspired him and how he managed to surmount his challenges.
Early Life and Childhood
Frey was born in the Hampstead area of London on 24th August 1957 to Marianne Eve Fry & Alan John Fry who was a British inventor and physicist. His mother is Jewish but Frey was not raised in a Jewish or religious family. He grew up in the village of Booston that’s located near Reepham in Norfolk after moving from Chesham in Buckinghamshire. His elder brother is known as Roger while his younger sister goes by the name Joanna.
He briefly attended the Cawston Primary School located in Cawston before proceeding to the Stouts Hill Preparatory-School located in Uley, Gloucestershire when he was seven. He would later move to Uppingham School in Rutland where he also joined Fircroft house. It was also here that he would be described as a ’near-asthmatic genius’’. He was later expelled from the Uppingham School when he was fifteen, and as if his woes were not enough, he faced yet another expulsion from the Paston-School.
It appears his love tendencies with credit card frauds knew no bounds, as he was also to abscond with another credit card stolen from a family friend after he left the Norfolk College of Arts and Technology and at a tender age of 17. It is also from this incident that he was later arrested in Swinodn and had to spend up to 3 months in the Pucklechurch Prison while on remand. His mother was the understanding type and as a way of easing the pain Frey went throughout his remand, she ensured she cut out the crossword from all the copies of The Times, just so her son could pass his time in a more constructive manner and forget his present situation. Frey was later released and resumed his education at City College Norshich where he scored high grades and won a scholarship to the Queen’s College in Cambridge.
Frey, while studying at Cambridge, joined the Cambridge Footlight, appearing on University Challenge and ultimately read for a degree in English literature. He subsequently graduated with upper second class honors. It was also here where he would meet his future comedy collaborator named Hugh Laurie who also starred alongside him in the Footlights Club.
He started his TV career in 1982 through The Cellar Tapes. This was a Cambridge Footlights Revue that was authored by Hugh Laurie along with Fry, Tony Slattery and Emman Thompson.
He later starred as Jeeves in Hugh Laurie’s Bertie Wooster between the years 1990 and 1993. This was a 23-hour long adaptation of P.G Wodenhouse’s novels and short stories. He would later feature in many other films, taking up different roles, most of which were leading roles.
His Works Reviewed
This novel highlights the pursuits of a 36-year old named Christian Gillette who assumes the stewardship of Everest Capital after its founder meets an untimely death. We are later introduced to the risks that characterize the work of Mr. Gillette, with a series of ugly experiences, one of which include an explosion that blows up his limo, claims two lives and almost claims his as well.
While he contends with the fact that he has enemies, he avows not to let them take over Everest and avows to fight tooth and nail to ensure the enterprise is safe. He is known as a ruthless pursuer of success and recognition and it appears he will not shy away from calling this reputation to work in the face of all his predicaments.
However, he abandons his hard line stance and agrees to forge alliances with like-minded individuals for the general welfare of the firm. Furthermore, he has learnt never to trust anyone, a lesson which appears to be one of the themes of the novel. He learns to practice some shrewd management tactics, occasionally having to balance between betrayal and loyalty. His acuity eventually earns him a name as one of the most coveted company leaders, thus the title The Chairman.
This novel is yet another one with Christian Gillette as the protagonist. The novel traces his steps after survivals of countless attempts on his life. We are now introduced to his life at the helm and the different tactics he uses to stay on a higher ground.
The novel further explains his love for Everest Capital and his unwavering desires to defend it through thick and thin. In a nut shell, he appears comfortably perched on top of the financial industry and now having surmounted graver challenges, he has not only emerged victorious but more refined and informed than he was when he was rising through the ranks to the firm’s stewardship.
Perhaps the theme that comes out here is that of relentless pursuit for certain corporate ideals, as we are taken through the various strategies used by this mogul to ensure that he defends the firm with all his might. We learn through the novel that an individual’s professional persona is as good as their personal concerns and that in order to protect it, one needs to have sobriety of thought and judge every situation on its own merit, as there are as many loyal associates as there are betrayers.
Stephen Frey is not your ordinary author, but one with such a passion for the art that you will find his footprints in many studios as well as audio books, theatres and even video games.
Aside from authoring, he also has some other sides to his life. As far as football goes, he is a staunch fan of the Canaries. Additionally, he is a staunch fan of cricket and as sensationally claimed he is related to former England cricketer C.B. Fry . He has also won several accolades, including being ranked sixth for the BBC’s Top Living Icon Award as well as receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee. He got married to a stand-up comedian, Elliot Spencer since January 17, 2015.Book Series In Order » Authors » Stephen Frey