Mike Brennan believes he has it all. After leading an elite Marine Corps unit into combat during the Gulf War, he has worked his way up to a top spot in a prestigious Wall Street firm. He has money, power, and success, but nothing is as it seems. When an employee uncovers unusual transactions in the company’s accounts, Brennan is plunged into a web of lies and peril that will bring him face to face with a clandestine society formed nearly three quarters of a century earlier by some of America’s oldest and most wealthy families. From secretive banks in Aruba, millions of dollars are being wired to accounts of prominent Americans. In New York, the stock market is manipulated at will. Mike Brennan thought he understood the risks of the world of high finance but he has no way of knowing that he has become their perfect pawn. Framed as a murderer and embezzler, he is forced to go underground to conduct his own investigation. Pursued up and down the East Coast by the FBI, he has to avoid not only arrest, but also an assassin sent to silence him. But the men who control the society have picked the wrong victim; Mike Brennan will not go down without a fight. In his struggle to prove his innocence and stay alive, many lives will be lost, many saved, and the foundation on which America was built will be forever altered.
Saving the world and the stock market from a conspiracy. Please.
And of course you've created a perfect hero: booooooring. Flawed heroes are MUCH more compelling.
And the villains are nameless and faceless so they're even less interesting.
Give us a compelling piece of action, and a dilemma. And mess up his hair.