THE COMFORT LETTER by Arthur R. G. Solmssen


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Solmssen's the Philadelphia Auchincloss (not quite as quite) whose third novel entails further activities of the law partnership of Conyers & Dean -- this time the floating of some new debentures by Charlie Conroy, an insatiable maverick moneyman who has built up an empire from zero minus. Ordway Smith who represents him for the firm follows him around from Philadelphia to New York to the Coast (the purchase of a calculator company) to West Virginia (a very unsound acquisition) and he has to lay his firm's reputation as well as his own on the line, signed with gold pencils, which could mean bankruptcy since this ""fucking house of cards"" is full of deuces. Solmssen is much more heartening to read these days than the Dow Jones and his Comfort Letter, which precedes and soothes each deal, is easily convertible into lively entertainment. Well worth your mad money.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1975
Publisher: Little, Brown