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Stephen Frey is an American author that writes thrillers. Born in 1960, the author’s life does not revolve around writing. He works at a private equity firm (Managing Director), which makes sense because he sets many of his novels in the financial world.
Order of Christian Gillette Series
|1||The Chairman||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||The Protégé||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||The Power Broker||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||The Successor||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of Red Cell Trilogy Series
|1||Arctic Fire||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Red Cell Seven||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Kodiak Sky||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Stephen W. Frey Standalone Novels
|1||The Takeover||1995||Description / Buy|
|2||The Inner Sanctum||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||The Vulture Fund||1997||Description / Buy|
|4||Absolute Proof / The Legacy||1998||Description / Buy|
|5||Trust Fund||1998||Description / Buy|
|6||The Insider||1999||Description / Buy|
|7||The Day Trader||2000||Description / Buy|
|8||Silent Partner||2002||Description / Buy|
|9||Shadow Account||2004||Description / Buy|
|10||The Fourth Order||2007||Description / Buy|
|11||Forced Out||2008||Description / Buy|
|12||Hell's Gate||2009||Description / Buy|
|13||Heaven's Fury||2010||Description / Buy|
|14||Jury Town||2015||Description / Buy|
|15||Ultimate Power: A Thriller||2018||Description / Buy|
Frey has significant experience in the financial arena, having worked for juggernauts like JP Morgan and Societe Generale. The author had his heart set on a career in finance from the start.
However, he also enjoyed reading thrillers from writers like John Grisham and Tom Clancy. After a while, it wasn’t enough to read. Frey couldn’t stop generating stories in his imagination. So, he sat down and started writing.
The publishing arena has been good to the author. Although, Frey has admitted that he doesn’t read quite as much as he would like. Additionally, his financial career affects his writing style in ways he doesn’t expect. The reverse is also true.
For instance, he worries about writing memos so detailed that his business partners compare them to novels because of the length. On the other hand, he knows that his readers won’t appreciate it if he delivers books the size of a memo.
Frey is always trying to find a balance between the two. The author produces detailed outlines of his books. He doesn’t have a choice in the matter. His contract demands that he submits outlines of every book he intends to write.
However, Frey tends to go overboard. On many occasions, the author will start writing because his outlines have become too detailed. He will find that he’s adding too much information. As such, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t start writing.
Interestingly enough, even when he creates extensive outlines, the author’s stories will still surprise him, taking twists and turns he couldn’t have expected. Frey tends to edit as he goes. But he tries to get as much content on the page as possible before making changes.
For instance, he will write a chapter to completion before stopping, going back, and editing. The author will also wait until the first draft is done before taking a moment to determine whether the big picture of his story makes sense.
Unlike some of his peers, the author has never felt the need to scrap an entire book after writing significant chunks of the story. Although, some situations have forced Frey to stop and return to the outlining stage because he realized he hadn’t given some of the plot threads as much thought as they deserved.
Best Stephen Frey Books
The author doesn’t struggle with writer’s block. Or, at the very least, it doesn’t stop him from doing what he needs to do. He has days when his creative juices refuse to flow. But he can still achieve his writing objectives. Frey’s best books include:
The Chairman: Christian Gillette was on top of the world. Everest Capital was the biggest private equity firm in New York, and its founder was dead. Gillette was just 36 when he landed the top job. He couldn’t wait to take the company to new heights.
However, Gillette’s control over the company made him a target. The financial superstar thought he understood the risks. But then two innocent people died when his limo exploded.
This was all it took to show Gillette that he was swimming in deeper waters than he could have imagined. Now he understands. He will either sink or swim.
Fortunately for Gillette, he’s far too stubborn for his own good. He will do whatever it takes to survive, even if it means forging alliances with the wrong people.
Arctic Fire: Jack knew his brother was alive. Everyone claimed that a rogue wave had sent Troy to the bottom of the sea. But Jack was not convinced. His brother was unstoppable. The man had conquered the seven summits. It would take more than a rogue wave to kill him.
And Jack would prove his theory by abandoning his job on wall street to investigate Troy’s final moments in Alaska. However, someone was working behind the scenes to sabotage Jack’s plans.
The fact that he was nearly run over after revealing his plans was not coincidental. A nefarious entity was out to stop him, and he wouldn’t rest until he exposed them.
When Does The Next Stephen W. Frey book come out?
Stephen W. Frey doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Ultimate Power: A Thriller and was released on February, 13th 2018.