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The Reason

It’s About More Than Just the Money

Quentin Brent

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 978-1-59298-871-6
  • Publication Date: 2015-09-07
  • Beaver’s Pond Press

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The Reason

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Illicit profits were all part of Zane Donovan’s work at a financial firm, but suddenly the stakes change when his family is violently abducted. Following a trail that was never meant to be uncovered, Zane realizes that with Quantitative Easing, the Federal Reserve is doing something no criminal has ever accomplished—and the catastrophic economic implications are worth killing over.

Together with a computer hacker and a seemingly helpful special ops warrior, Zane must decide between exposing the truth and preserving the financial strength of the world. However, only Zane knows the real truth and why it can’t be revealed. The Federal Reserve isn’t just about money. While it also involves domination and control, it all comes back to one thing.

The Reason.

Quentin Brent


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“Quentin Brent doesn’t waste any time. In this taut, exciting financial thriller, he grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go till the last.” — Charles Salzberg, author of Swann’s Lake of Despair and Devil in the Hole


“Quentin Brent’s The Reason is an absolutely masterful, explosive debut thriller. Brent has a rare style which is at once minimalist and yet vibrantly elegant, all the while cleverly hinting at the mayhem just around the corner.


The spot-on dialogue is crackling crisp, poignant, and punchy by turns. The Reason will captivate the most discerning reader who loves international intrigue. It’s the ultimate meeting of high finance and high velocity.


A brilliant book today, Hollywood would be collectively insane to not adapt Brent’s The Reason into a feature film tomorrow.” — Robert Blake Whitehill, author of The Ben Blackshaw Series, robertblakewhitehill.com

Quentin Brent

Quentin Brent graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1983 with a degree in economics. He has had fifteen years in the banking industry, with the last five as his bank’s president. He is currently CFO of a $300 million company.

Quentin has trained and fought in various disciplines of martial arts for several years, including bare knuckle fighting, Muay Thai, and non-sanctioned tournaments and fights. The fight scenes in The Reason are based upon fights he experienced. He can be reached at quentin@quentinbrent.com.