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Publication Order of Christian Gillette Books

Publication Order of Red Cell Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Stephen W. Frey Standalone Novels

The Takeover (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inner Sanctum (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vulture Fund (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Absolute Proof / The Legacy (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust Fund (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Insider (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day Trader (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Partner (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Account (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fourth Order (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forced Out (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Gate (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven's Fury (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jury Town (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ultimate Power (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Stephen Frey is an American author of fiction. He is a bestselling writer who has written fictional novels that are set in the worlds of Wall Street or Washington. You can find his books in thousands of libraries as well as online and in print.

Frey is the managing director at a private equity firm and has worked in mergers and acquisitions as well as served as V.P. of corporate finance at an international bank. Frey thought that because of his experience and time in worlds like this he could channel that into novels. He was right and his first book was published in 1995, The Takeover.

The Takeover is about a group of men secretly working together to take down the monetary system of the United States by planning and pulling off a corporate takeover (hence the title). The book sold well and it was followed by several more. Frey had written only standalone novels until he wrote The Chairman and introduced Christian Gillette.

Starting with Hell’s Gate, he decided to include a man versus nature element in his novels. Hell’s Gate was set in Montana and is a departure from the high flying finance world of Wall Street but still include financial elements. However, this book focused on forest fires.

Frey lives with his wife in southwest Florida after relocating there from Virginia. With the new direction of Frey’s novels, he says that a hurricane might feature in one of his upcoming novels.

The Chairman was the first in the Christian Gillette series.and would be one of four novels that focused on the adventures of the main character Gillette, who works for Everest Capital, a private equity firm. The Protégé is the second book in the series, followed by The Power Broker and The Successor.

The Chairman is where Stephen Frey first introduces readers to the character of Christian Gillette. If you have read Frey’s novels and loved them or are a fan of writers like John Grisham, you will enjoy this novel! No one writes about the world of high finance and the dark side of business like Stephen Frey as he has proven time and time again with novels like The Vulture Fund and Shadow Account.

Everything is going fine until the founder of Everest Capital private equity firm comes to an untimely death. As a result, it is none other than Christian Gillette that will get the replacement nod. Christian is just 36 and at the zenith of his career. No one is surprised when he gets the job.

However, with the prestige, power, and salary of this job come definite downfalls. It doesn’t matter how happy his colleagues say they are for him; he knows that they are jealous and not as happy as they appear to be. Still, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

But Christian comes to understand just how dangerous this position can be completely and quickly when his limo blows up and kills two people. Christian barely escapes with his life. For the first time, he understands that there are risks to running high flying capital firms like Everest.

While he is shocked by the incident, Gillette is hardly surprised. This is a world where billion-dollar deals are done every day. He would be more surprised if he hadn’t made enemies now. But he’s the one in charge of Everest now, and Christian is going to have to figure out a way to suit up against his enemies and go to war.

Christian is no stranger to taking charge and making the first move. He’s not going to let a little explosion keep him from doing his job and succeeding at the firm. Now more than ever, he must press on to take Everest to the next level. He decides that nothing is going to get in the way of his success.

However, Gillette finds himself in an interesting position. He needs to make alliances to get where he wants to go, and in the process messes up. He breaks the cardinal rule that you never trust anyone. If you need to rely on a fact as certain and true, rely on the fact that corporate sabotage is a real thing and will probably happen to you if you come into a position of power or prestige.

With the attacks mounting, Gillette must fight for his job. But now the playing field is getting a little dirty, and they’re going after his life with everything they’ve got. They say that money is the root of all evil. In this world of finance, greed, violence, and cutthroat competition, Christian is about to find out how true that saying really is.

He has no idea who will betray him or who will have his back next. As he deals with attacks from the other side and plans his own methods of attack in the process and retreating when he has to, Christian will get caught up in a game for survival that may result in both he and the company emerging victorious– or going down in flames permanently.

What will happen? You’ve got to find out for yourself by picking up The Chairman by Stephen Frey!

The Protégé is the second novel in the Christian Gillette series. Frey has done it once more with an action-packed thriller that will have you turning the pages until the very end to find out what happens. Gillette is back and the world of high finance is still his for the taking.

Christian is the official Chairman of Everest Capital, no small feat– it’s the largest private equity firm in the world. The fight isn’t over yet for this businessman, and Gillette has gotten through the numerous attempts on his life (and business by association).

Now he seems to have gotten to a relatively safe place in the financial industry. Things are going well with the private equity firm as well. He’s just closed the largest private investment the firm has ever had and is in a great position to take over a rival firm. Now that Everest is going to be buying the newest team in the NFL, the ventures are rolling in for Gillette.

Things have never been better– but is there trouble lurking on the horizon? Is the purchase of the Las Vegas Twenty-Ones really the deal it seems to be? Pick up Frey’s The Protégé to find out!

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2 Responses to “Stephen Frey”

  1. Richard Powell: 1 year ago

    I just recently discovered novels by Stephen Frey in our local library and have read at least ten of his works and am enjoying all of them. I have several more on the hold list. Looking at the web site nothing looks recent, did he quit witting?

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      I don’t think he has made any announcement about quitting writing or anything but yeah the list is up to date – Ultimate Power in 2018 and nothing since, unfortunately.


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