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Three men's lives on a knife's edge...Shoog Clay: The nation's winningest inner-city high school football coach resists pressure to move up to the college level because his kids in the Bronx mean everything to him. But more powerful people won't take no for an answer.Antwon Meeps: One day Harriet Tubman High School's star running back is a shoe-in for a college scholarshipThree men's lives on a knife's edge...Shoog Clay: The nation's winningest inner-city high school football coach resists pressure to move up to the college level because his kids in the Bronx mean everything to him. But more powerful people won't take no for an answer.Antwon Meeps: One day Harriet Tubman High School's star running back is a shoe-in for a college scholarship. The next day he's accused of a rape he didn't commit, his life begins unraveling, and he doesn't know how to stop it.The Mean: This incognito Greenwich hedge fund manager is so rich he keeps a giant sea creature as his pet. But a risky investment threatens to ruin him, and a stubborn high school football coach holds the key to his redemption.Soon a tragic hanging in the school gymnasium will lay bare a secret force that none of these men understands. In a "dark pool" marketplace, insatiable Wall Street players have wagered everything on certain real-world outcomes. When fortunes hang in the balance, financiers cloaked in anonymity won't hesitate to pay off their claims with the blood of others....

Title : The Dark Pool
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ISBN : 9781624820410
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Number of Pages : 428 Pages
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The Dark Pool Reviews

  • Lynda Dickson
    2019-03-11 18:16

    Antwon Meeps is an 18-year-old high school senior with his whole life ahead of him. He's on the winning High School football team, he has college to look forward to in a few months, and he has a promising football career. When Antwon is wrongly accused of rape, he's helped out of this sticky situation by a man to whom he now owes a favor. It could come at any time or any place, and it could be legal or illegal. Who is his mysterious savior and who will Antwon have to hurt to pay back his debt?Enter the commodities trader who privately calls himself The Mean because he believes that "at some point the price of everything reverts to its average - its mean". What is The Mean's "dark pool" investment and how does it impact on Antwon Meeps and his coach Shoog Clay? Who's betting on whom and for what reason? And are they manipulating lives to get what they want?All of these questions will be answered in this thrilling new book by J. E. Fishman. You won't be able to stop turning the pages in your search for the answers. Keep an eye out for the strange creature in the giant water tank. Perhaps a bit of symbolism about the dangers lurking in the "dark pool"?Although I'm not interested in football or the money market, I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. So don't be put off by the subject matter. This book is full of twists and turns and will keep you guessing until the end. I look forward to reading more books by this talented author.

  • Anirudh Parthasarathy
    2019-03-03 23:05

    The Dark Pool is a thriller novel written by J.E Fishman featuring a young sportsman, his coach and an anonymous hedge fund manager. The young sportsman, Antwon Meeps, a student at Harriet Tubman School in Bronx, NY, at the start of the story is at Somerset Lake, Georgia, spending his Christmas Holidays with his aunt and cousin. Along with his cousin’s friends, Antwon too, is accused of rape, something to which he was merely an eyewitness and he is bailed out of Georgia by a lawyer – for a consideration that Antwon would help him on his demand and he has no idea what he is getting into. On the other side, there is Jonathan ‘Shoog’ Clay, an American football coach at Harriet Tubman School and he sees his pupils as his own children. But, he is offered a job to coach a college team, and the ones who have made the job offer are not willing to appreciate his perseverance. Things turn upside down, when a student, a member of Clay’s team, is found hanging causing serious problems for both, Antwon and Shoog. And the hedge fund manager, The Mean, is somehow connected to all these events is facing the risk of losing his fortune. I liked the diversity in the plot, involving a kid, whose dreams are shattered, a coach who’d do anything to save the kid and the investors in the Dark Pool, who are concerned only about one end, that is, an increase in their wealth and for which, they’re willing to take any dire step. The pace was another aspect for which it ought to be appreciated, with the author getting to the crux of the plot from the very first page, till the end, without any sub-plot. The author also did an excellent job in character building, and how, each one of it undergoes a significant change, as the events unfold. Initially, I was worried a little, for a reason that I had no idea about American Football and if this had been based on the sport, I’d have surely close the book halfway but here, it is only a story on events surrounding the two who are involved in the sport. The only thing one would probably miss is the ability to understand the sport analogies of Shoog Clay, and someone who follows the sport might enjoy it (or might not, I’m not sure). The only problem I had with this book was that I found Antwon’s escape from the prison in Georgia was flawed – however influential the lawyer who came to his rescue might have been, this case was supposedly reported in the papers and how, one of the accused assailants could just walk out, scot free. Moreover, those characters were completely ignored after Antwon’s escape – the author could have added a line in the epilogue on what happened to that case. One could also have a contrary opinion that the entire Georgian episode was just meant to destroy Antwon’s dreams of becoming the first person in his family to go to a college, although, I personally don’t subscribe to this view.To conclude the review, I enjoyed the mix of this novel, where lives of two ordinary people are turned upside down in a matter of weeks in a matter of weeks, by rich and influential people in the financial circle. Being a student of finance myself, I particularly enjoyed the financial aspect of it. The most important aspect of any thriller novel, in my opinion is the end, and I felt it was satisfactory, except where the Georgian episode didn’t have a proper closure. Considering the plot, pace, the characters and the end, I’d award this book a rating of four.

  • Monnie
    2019-03-08 02:20

    I've had great success, so far, with snagging no- and very low-cost books at sites like, and Part of that success, though, comes because I never fail to check the ratings of other readers as well as the track records of the authors.This time, though, there were only four customer reviews - and I'm always a little suspicious when every single one gave the book 5 stars (most writers can scare up that many friends and relatives who are willing to say wonderful things, after all). But the description sounded interesting, and Fishman has a strong writing background as a former editor at Doubleday and literary agent in New York plus two thrillers to his credit. Since the price through BookBub was was right - just 99 cents - I figured it was worth a shot. And I'm happy to say this one hits the target.The story centers around the nation's winningest inner-city high school football coach who loves his players more than life itself. When his star running back, who is headed for The Ohio State University [Go Bucks!!],is accused of rape, everything starts to fall apart. Then even worse things begin to happen that lead to the coach's financial wizard brother, who dabbles in a secret marketplace called the "dark pool" together with other money-hungry investors - some of whom apparently will do anything to avoid a financial crash-and-burn. Could there be a connection that is pitting brother against brother? Is there a future for the once-powerful football team and its coach?The book is quite well written and I wouldn't hesitate to read another book by this author, but I gave it four stars for this reason: At about 40% of the way through (I don't have page numbers on my Kindle Fire books), it suddenly struck me that unlike most other thrillers, I didn't feel compelled to keep going. At that point, I realized, I hadn't established much of a rapport with any of the characters. In fact, I could have put the book down and never opened it again without any great sense of loss. I didn't, of course (my mama didn't raise no quitter), and after another couple of chapters, the action started to pick up and I grew enthusiastic enough that I polished it off without stopping. I was pretty sure what would happen in the end - and I was right - but exactly how it would happen, and to whom, kept me guessing right up to the last few pages.

  • Becky
    2019-02-27 19:16

    For inner city high school coach Shoog Clay, it's not enough that his players do well on the field. He makes it his job to ensure that the kids are doing well off the field too. And his players are succeeding. They're winning and they're making the grades all while staying out of trouble. But Shoog isn't the only one with a vested interest in his players' success. When rising star Antwon Meeps gets arrested while visiting family in Georgia, it's not Shoog who comes to his rescue. It's a lawyer representing someone who wants to make sure Antwon doesn't go down. This person has put a lot of time and money into Shoog's team and will do anything to guard his investment. Antwon and Shoog soon find themselves in a tough spot, forced to play along as someone else pulls the strings behind the scenes.J.E. Fishman's THE DARK POOL reminded me a bit of Harlan Coben's work. The idea of the fairly decent, average guy (in this case Shoog, who is a really likable character) being manipulated and forced to face sometimes overwhelming obstacles, not to mention the sports aspect here (very Myron Bolitar minus Win) and the fact that DARK POOL is a mystery/thriller.The Mean came across a bit cartoonish at times. Kind of pushing the limit of becoming overwhelmingly so. Fortunately Fishman did reign it in before it became too far fetched... for the most part. I have to say the end came really close again. There was enough action to keep it moving that it was easy to let the outlandishness slide.From the very first page I was pleased with the pacing and Fishman's over all style. The combination of Wall Street and sports wasn't going to be an immediate draw for me but I'd heard really good things about Fishman's work. I thought it really worked. It's a plot that I can see easily being reality (barring the ... no spoilers). When it got to the real nitty gritty of the long and short and the Q scores, I did get a little lost for a while, unfortunately. Overall, though, I have to say I had a lot of fun reading THE DARK POOL.

  • Carolyn
    2019-02-21 00:22

    Totally new concept for me. It started slowly, but I am so glad I stuck with this book. Very nice character development and it was easy to like, dislike and despise the various characters. Billionaires, educators and disadvantaged youths are all woven into the fabric of this book where humans are given Q ratings by financiers and investments made dependent upon that rating. Everyone wants to win and some will do anything to make sure they do.

  • WiLoveBooks
    2019-03-13 22:16

    This is an excellent thriller. It is a story about greed and how rich people make decisions with no thought to the people whose lives they affect. A serious, thought-provoking story with interesting characters and some great twists that I didn't see coming. Kept me reading late into the night. Definitely recommend for thriller fans.

  • J.F. Penn
    2019-03-08 20:06

    The dark pool is a market that toys with people's lives, and the men behind it have risked everything on one man's rise or fall. Fascinating characters with an unusual pet & an original premise.

  • Kate
    2019-03-21 01:17

    J.E Fishman weaves an intriguing tale that at moments requires some suspended belief, but overall is captivating and keeps the reader entranced. Would definitely recommend it to people who like thriller novels.

  • Fred
    2019-03-06 23:26

    I gave this a 3 because some of the situations Shoog Clay lets himself get into make him appear dumber than he probably would be in real life. Also, the sports analogies get a little tiresome. Also, his solution to the fact that the young man walked away from a rape and got off without any more significant legal consequence does not sit well with me. But, the story is a good mystery, the characters are likable, and the twists are fun.

  • Marla
    2019-02-25 21:01

    Crazy good! A must read, but I'm a bit biased!

  • Christine Regan
    2019-02-24 22:10

    This was the first and probably last time I will read this author. It was not a "thriller" it was ridiculous. So far fetched. I wouldn't recommend it at all!

  • Linda
    2019-02-21 21:03

    The concept was interesting. I liked it, would recommend.

  • J.E. Fishman
    2019-03-12 01:26