PRLog - Oct. 23, 2012 - LONDON -- The World Book Awards Selection Committee is proud to announce that Paybacks: A Tale of Ponzi Schemes and Families by Jim Flinchum has won top honors at the 2012 World Book Awards. Paybacks has been named Best General Fiction Book in this year's competition.
Jeff made a fortune but lost it all in a Ponzi scheme run by his longtime friend and financial advisor. Unable to face either his shame or his family, he puts a .357 pistol in his mouth and ends the pain.
His older son is a respected Washington attorney, who unsuccessfully defends a serial killer known as "The Giggler." That killer is then sent to the same Maryland prison as the Ponzi crook.
At the urging of a remarkable woman to break everything in his life, Jeff's younger son stops drifting as a waiter in Washington to becoming an accomplished sniper in Afghanistan. When he returns, he finds himself in exotic South Beach face-to-face with the younger son of the Ponzi crook. His battlefield struggles become good training for his courtroom struggles.
Caught in a legal web where victims are second-class citizens, the brothers are drawn ever closer together even as destiny pulls them apart.
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