Brilliant financier Daniel Durand builds a Wall Street empire during the Industrial Revolution. He acquires a glittering fortune, but also a long list of powerful enemies, including the father of his beautiful, strong-willed wife. The Winfields, a secretive, ruthless dynasty, vow to destroy him and covertly enlist his oldest son. They uncover a secret from his Civil War past that he thought was buried in a Mississippi swamp, a secret that could send him to the gallows. He plots a revenge that threatens his marriage—an attempt to ruin his son’s career in politics—but finds the tables turned humiliatingly against him. Ignoring public opinion, the support of the financial and political elite, and a mysterious warning, he testifies against a law that replaces gold with paper promises and imperils the nation’s hard-earned wealth. His family suffers ruthless retribution and tragic loss, but finds redemption and reconciliation.
THE GOLDEN PINNACLE
A HISTORICAL NOVEL
You Don't Know What You've Lost If You Don't Know What You Had