Picks and Pans Review: Green Monday
Whatever the flaws that mar the popular novels of a writer like Judith Krantz, author of Scruples and Princess Daisy, her books are distinguished by the kind of savvy that a reader responds to. Krantz knows the world of fashion, Madison Avenue and Hollywood. Michael Thomas, a Dallas and New York investment adviser, provides the same kind of expertise in his first novel. His milieu is that of international financiers and political power brokers. The protagonist is a cliché: the last financial whiz left with the old, solid values intact. He gets in on a huge deal involving oil men, a Greek billionaire, a French manipulator, plus a crafty Arab—and he inadvertently causes the decline of Western civilization. Well, almost...For those who fantasize about financial deals, this is the season's sexiest novel. (Wyndham Books, $12.95)
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