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Michelle Miller The Underwriting

June 28, 201521 min
THE UNDERWRITING centers around a $14 billion IPO for the world’s hottest dating site app. Expertly capturing the universe it inhabits – from the slick, cut-throat financial world of New York to the new counterculture of the Bay Area where high tech start-ups can make twenty-somethings billionaires overnight, Miller draws on her own background to create a savvy, highly entertaining and utterly addicting glimpse into the power centers of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Miller offers a stunning debut that is both riveting page-turner and incisive social commentary. Wall Street playboy Todd Kent is young, hot, and on his way to the top when the eccentric founder of Hook, the popular new dating app, handpicks him to lead its IPO. Given just two months to pull it off, Todd and his investment banking team—brainy Neha, party-boy Beau, and old college flame Tara Taylor—race to close the $14 billion deal of the decade. It’s the chance of a lifetime for Tara, too, who sees her opportunity to b

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