Thursday, July 15, 2010

review: city of dreams by william martin

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In a word, City of Dreams by William Martin is excellent. I loved how Martin told the story of the Revolutionary Wars bonds, the curse placed on them, and all the people who get involved from the time of their issue to the present day economic crisis (which plays heavily into the plot, making this a very timely read). It is a thriller with a bit of a love story that uses much of America’s history to create an intriguing plot. Without giving too much away, City of Dreams centers upon the race to find the war bonds that could completely bankrupt the US if they can be redeemed with compound interest. As the story shifts between times, I rushed onward because I needed to know how the pieces would come together and what would happen next in each time period.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Forge Books.


  1. This sounds like the kind of book I SHOULD be reading. . .

  2. This sounds like a suspenseful read with an interesting story line!