THE SIGNATORY – Stuart Black – Uncovering Corporate Crime

A thrilling journey featuring an unexpected hero from the business world.

By Stuart Black ‧ RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2023

Sam Pride is the protagonist of an Australian crime thriller, and he is 34 years old. He and his business partner Zoe Barnes have worked hard to build up their ad agency, TBA, in Australia. When the company is purchased by a large corporation, YRG, the money is so good that Sam rewards each of his employees with a $40,000 bonus and buys brand new BMWs for himself and his wife. However, when they look at the accounting records, they discover that nearly $8 million has gone missing after the merger. To make matters worse, Chaz Bailley, the chief financial officer of TBA, is kidnapped. The abductors contact Sam and demand a memo that explains the transfer of the missing money. Fortunately, Sam has an ace up his sleeve in the form of an ex-con nicknamed Little Ted who works for TBA. Ted is able to call in a favor to help with the Chaz situation, but the operation does not go as planned. As Sam embarks on his gripping mission, he discovers that money can buy nice cars, but it can also come with great peril. He also learns that a major flaw in the corporate world is when money is the only imperative. As the narrative progresses, readers are introduced to Sam’s mild-mannered character and his struggles as he navigates the unfamiliar world of negotiating with kidnappers. This engaging work is a unique take on the average thriller, and it is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Pub Date: April 21, 2023
ISBN: 9781922830289

Page Count: 228
Publisher: Glass House Books

Review Posted Online: July 3, 2023