I always love a good bout of intrigue and mystery, but it’s even better when you get to learn something. Subprime Factor by Jeffrey D. Schlaman is just that. Schlaman takes us on a journey that is about what is happening right in front of our eyes, mortgage fraud and the economy. When four college buddies meet for a camping weekend, little do they know that they are being watched and tracked by some of the most powerful and corrupt people in the United States. They must test the bonds of friendship in order to survive.
This was a story rich in character and filled with redemption and loyalty as well as betrayal. While we get to enjoy the suspense and conspiracy, Schlaman also educates us on the reasons behind our current economical situation. How the housing market got to where it is currently and who is responsible. Even if not for the current state of the housing market and economy, there is an abundance of information regarding Wall Street, Hedge funds, how banks operate, etc. It’s like having a non-fiction book about finance wrapped up in a fabulous fiction package.
Subprime Factor is a wonderful ride and well worth the time to read, whether you love a good action novel or you want to learn more about the housing market. Pick it up.