Monday, March 24, 2014

The Audio Series: Bob Waldner

Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.

Today, Bob Waldner reads an excerpt from his book Peripheral Involvement
Bob was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, before heading off to Duke University to study mechanical engineering.  After spending two years working as an engineer in Maryland, he changed course and enrolled in the University of Michigan Law School.  For the past fourteen years, he has represented banks and hedge funds as a transactional attorney in private practice in New York.  He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Erinn, and his two daughters, Maureen and Madeleine.  Peripheral Involvement is his first novel.

Click on the soundcloud bar to experience an excerpt of Peripheral Involvement, as read by the author:

The word on Peripheral Involvement:

Jack Caufield never imagined that he would wake up one day and find a dead woman in his bed. That sort of thing wasn't supposed to happen to guys like him. He was on his way to law school, but instead of fielding Socratic questions from law professors, he finds himself facing the third degree from a bunch of angry cops. Despite their efforts, they find nothing incriminating, and Jack is allowed to get on with his education and his life. 

Over the next fifteen years, he becomes a modestly successful corporate lawyer, a well-paid but insignificant cog in the Wall Street machine. He's resigned to playing a disappointing role in the system that he has come to disdain, until he learns that his encounter with that unlucky girl may not have been coincidental. Confronted with the possibility that the men who run the prestigious financial institution that he now represents may have been involved in a shocking conspiracy, his search for the truth is complicated by the knowledge that discovering it could cost him the success that he's spent his life chasing. *lifted with love from goodreads

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