By Michael Pocalyko, CFE
On the darkest night of 1945, a 20-year-old B-24 navigator assists in the liberation of a German concentration camp. His haunting trauma is prologue to destiny.
Flash forward to present-day Manhattan. Warren Hunter, reigning master of the financial universe, is poised to close the world’s first trillion dollar deal. ViroSat is the Street’s biggest-ever technology play—an entirely new worldwide communication system. It will catapult his investment bank and the global economy into a bright future . . . if the deal goes through.
In Washington, ViroSat captures the attention of Senate political aide Julia Toussaint. Meanwhile, battered tech start-up veteran Rick Yeager has just landed his dream job at a mysterious but well-connected financial firm whose partners want a piece of the action.
Warren, Julia and Rick are caught in a web of intrigue, money, power and dangerous secrets. Coincidences are not what they seem as the past collides with the present in a way that will change their lives forever.
While this book is a work of fiction, it absolutely resonates with the many situations fraud examiners find themselves in when they are unraveling cases full of mystery, loose ends, endless amounts of data and, of course, evasive witnesses.
A gripping story written by a consummate insider from both Washington and Wall Street, Michael Pocalyko’s The Navigator is a furiously-paced parable of our troubled age.
Hardcover, 367 pages