Book Spotlight/ Rivers of Gold, The Big Dogs & Saint Underground

Adam Dunn’s newest trilogy—Rivers of Gold, The Big Dogs and Saint Underground—is a razor sharp ride through a dark and fractured world. New York City is smack in the crosshairs of this alternate universe. Violence and corruption are everywhere and a new wave of organized crime rules the streets. Race riots, terrorist threats, a collapsing economy and warring political parties make every day a fight for survival. The twilight zone where shadow banking and dark global market funds is creeping throughout the world aided by technology and the finesse of high finance brainiacs, some of whom are master psychologists and criminals, several of whom are women. Their battles rage across the planet, re-inventing the ancient spiral of opportunity, money, dirty politics and those who gamely try to police the toxic stew. The battleground plays out within the context of three of New York’s classic modes of transportation—taxi cabs, buses and subways. Adam Dunn’s new series hits all the right notes, and the minor chords will haunt you.


“Fans of gritty noir fiction, whether it be mystery or SF, should find this one very much to their liking.”


 Rivers of Gold describes an alternate reality of New York City. Restaurants and businesses are boarded and shuttered. Crime is rampant, black markets thrive. Drug dealers use taxis as a distribution network among the world of The Speaks, pop-up parties whose location changes nightly. NYPD uses taxis for undercover detectives desperately trying to rein in the chaos to keep the Euro dollars showing up. Neither network knows about the other. To survive, Renny a young fashion photographer must sell drugs at night. Detective Sixto Santiago is part of the undercover CAB force but his world goes boing when Everett More, a feral 42-year-old CIA operative with Dark Secret clearance, is assigned as his new partner. Rivers of Gold is a ride like no other. Climb inside…the meter’s running…


“Exquisitely researched, flawlessly narrated, The Big Dogs is great storytelling. I loved it.”

–Deon Meyer, author of Trackers

and Heart of the Hunter

In the explosive sequel to Rivers of Gold, the unorthodox team of Santiago and More return to face a more grueling challenge. In a savage paroxysm of mob violence, the founder of an uber-rich hedge fund is killed. An encrypted hard drive containing a list of high-profile clients in a radically illegal investment scam goes missing, and Gianni Gianduja, the 29-year-old hacker, is now running for his life. Santiago and More along with old comrades, the badly behaved Narc Sharks, and an unwelcome Fed named Liza Marrone, are racing the clock. But even they don’t know how astronomically high the stakes are. Don’t be caught waiting at the bus stop—The Big Dogs are on the prowl.


“Saint Underground is a fast-paced, entertaining and an astonishing prediction about the threat to our nation’s political and social institutions…Novelist Adam Dunn has a financial expert’s grasp of hidden dark money flowing into the U.S. from criminal coffers and the writer’s gift of being able to translate it into an entertaining yarn.”

–James McTague, author of Crapshoot Investing and

former “DC Current” columnist for BARRON’S


Election 2016—The Democratic and Republican parties are holding their conventions in NYC—simultaneously. Illicit campaign money pours through a new underground bank in the city’s newest subway tunnel. But this campaign isn’t about votes—the parties are at war. Santiago and More have uncovered a plot to hijack not just the presidential conventions, but the nation itself. As the feud erupts into open warfare, an embittered veteran turned high-tech warrior, enters the fray. Codenamed ODIN, he is More’s nemesis and they rock the city from the spires of Saint John the Divine to the bowels of the city’s subways. There is no judgment, only survival, for both sinners and saints—underground.


ADAM DUNN is the author of the novels Rivers of Gold, The Big Dogs, and Saint Underground, the forthcoming novel The Unfathomable Deep, and co-writer (with Eric Anderson) of the forthcoming novel Osiris. He spent years as a freelance writer cultivating networks among the military, intelligence, law enforcement, and financial communities. His byline has appeared in 18 publications in 4 countries. Including: CNN and BBC News (online); Inc., Paper, SOMA, and Publishers Weekly magazines (glossy); and the San Francisco Chronicle and South China Morning Post (newsprint). He and his family have left New York City. For more information, visit: