The Tipping Point
by Walter Danley
… get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end… can't wait until the next one. … tailor-made adventure…triggers suspicions … you will find yourself wanting more.— Cyrus Webb "Conversations Book Club"
… thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. … smartly written… an iron-clad plot, believable characters … suspense to keep you guessing… This is a great read, … high-paced action thriller.— Bibliophile Book Reviews
Financial Suspense and Murder
Something sinister is going on at CapVest… covering a global playing field and lots of twists and turns…a fast-paced, riveting suspense story…I positively recommend this quality fiction novel.—Susan Uttendorfsky Adirondack Editing
Skiing from the sun-streaked slopes onto softer snow, Burke heard the skier behind him. Some moron is trying to pass me, and on my left! Does this guy know nothing? Burke couldn’t believe it. Wrong side, you jerk!. The thought had just crossed his consciousness when cold, wet gloves encircled his neck, covering his ears. The weight of another body pushed Burke suddenly to his right. In that split second, Burke’s face smashed into immovable tree bark at over fifty miles an hour.
The Assassin skied on, down the track, and was gone before the rooster-tail of snow spitting from his skis settled over the crumpled corpse of Thomas K. Burke.
A great read packed full of action and adventure. A who-dun-it filled with a little romance, too! Walter Danley delivers a little something for everyone in his novel The Tipping Point. When a partner in Garth's company, CapVest, dies the police declared it an accident. Garth suspects it was something else.
He and another partner are trying to prove that something underhanded is going on in the company and he begins his own investigation, uncovering lies, deceit, scandal, and fraud. The closer he gets to finding who is behind all of these dastardly deeds, the more partners start being killed off. With the help of his love interest, Lacey, they chase down a killer.
You will not be able to put this book down once you start it. There is enough action and mystery to keep you hanging on to the edge of your seat, anxiously awaiting turning the next page. The scandals and accusations of fraud bring this story to reality, reminding you of all the recent big companies with fraud scandals across the country. These characters are fleshed out and written in such a way that you feel like you're surrounded by the story. Danley is a master of his craft and I cannot wait to read more from this author!
**I received this book via Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Any thoughts and opinions are my own.**
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Danley’s blue-collar background is far from the high-flying characters of The Tipping Point. He was born an Indiana Hoosier before Danley’s family moved to California when his father took employment as a machinist in a World War II defense plant.
Following D-Day, Walter Sr. reasoned that returning service men and women passing through the beautiful state of California might want to live there. He decided to be a home building contractor. His idea was good; the small error was that Danley’s dad built houses one at a time while contractors on the east coast built thousands at a time. However, this is the environment that young Walter grew up in; construction and real estate.
Much later, Walter served his country as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. After Corp School Danley, thinking Medical Doctor as his career goal, enrolled in a specialist school as an Operating Room Technician (read scrub nurse) and transferred to the San Diego Naval Hospital.
He had the good fortune to work on the sixth floor Sick Officers Quarters with the Navy’s best. It is the Chiefs of Staff for each service; Orthopedics, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and others that tend to the patients in SOQ, and this became fodder for his fantasized future career.
The US Navy had little interest in his post-Naval plans. Danley was eventually transferred to the Fleet Marine Force as a Medic at U.S. Marine Corps’ Weapons Training Battalion, San Diego. Young Marine Corp recruits spent weeks training with the Corp’s small arms weapons. With live ammunition in the hands of trainees, a Medic was required to be on duty on the firing range. The author reports that there are many stories from the firing range and that some of these will undoubtedly find their way into future Danley novels!
Following an honorable discharge and with a new wife, he found his way back to the construction industry, selling kitchen cabinets to tract house and apartment builders. With bidding new construction projects and attending college at night, it left little time to help his wife raise his first two sons.
It was at this time Danley was recruited to join a commercial real estate firm. The first few years were spent in the land business, managing sales crews on projects as varied as raw acreage, improved lots and commercial land suitable for shopping centers or industrial parks. That set the stage for moving into income properties. Danley spent most of his working career on the investment side of this business.
Danley’s five grown sons have parented many grandchildren for him while building their own successful careers. He credits their mother’s outstanding child rearing skills together with the wonderful influence of their stepmother, Christopher Norris—a Broadway, film, and television actress—for the fine family with which he is blessed. Walter and Christopher were married for eighteen years, during the boys’ formative years. She remains a good friend to the boys and Walter.
Danley reignited his education in mid-career at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, earning an MBA. Encouraged by the Pepperdine experience, he pursued a terminal degree in Management Theory at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate School of Business.
A four-decade veteran of real estate investments on a national platform, Danley authored the course, Creative and Unconventional Finance and taught it at five campuses of the University of California Extension School for several years. During that period, Danley served on the UCLA Real Estate Advisory Board.
Walter lives in the Texas Hill Country, where he works on Inside Moves, the sequel to his suspense thriller, The Tipping Point. He confides that the Inside Moves will test his protagonist in ways unimagined in earlier works. Beyond that novel in Danley’s work in process and scheduled for release in 2016, is an as yet untitled stand-alone mystery. Danley describes it as a historical western but with a fantasy twist.