The Dark Pool
Three men's lives on a knife's edge...In a "dark pool" marketplace, insatiable Wall Street players have wagered everything on certain real-world outcomes. When fortunes hang in the balance, unknown financiers won't hesitate to pay off their claims with the blood of others. Soon a tragic hanging in the school gymnasium will lay bare a secret force that none of these men understands. More
Mild-mannered Shoog Clay, the nation's winningest high school football coach, suddenly sees death and destruction wherever he looks. One of his students lies in a coma after an incident of shocking violence. Another, his star player Antwon Meeps, has disappeared under accusations of attempted murder.
As bodies continue to pile up, depraved people pose a greater danger to Shoog with each passing day. But he can’t understand why.
When he sets out to find answers, Shoog discovers a bizarre and complex Wall Street conspiracy: a “dark pool” marketplace so secret that its larger-than-life participants don’t even know one another’s names.
These investors have staked money on the outcome of Shoog and Antwon’s lives, and they’ll do anything to make their bets pay off. In fact, the coach and his player may yet find themselves in prison or dead before getting to the bottom of this morally corrupt and treacherous scheme.
In the tony financial offices of Greenwich, Connecticut, traders wear custom suits and confer across gleaming tables. But in the Bronx neighborhoods where Shoog and Antwon normally walk, humble souls lie bleeding in the street—all because of a self-interested market created by mysterious moguls.
Before it’s too late, can a regular guy beat them at their own game?