Investment banking is the timely subject of mystery writer James Grippando's latest thriller, Money to Burn. Grippando, whom the Wall Street Journal calls "a writer to watch," will visit the Des Moines Central Library on Monday, May 17. His newest novel explores a world where the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours - perhaps even minutes. Grippando is the national bestselling author of sixteen novels that are enjoyed worldwide in twenty-six languages. His latest releases include Last Call, Born to Run, and Intent to Kill. This author appears as part of the tenth annual AViD (Authors Visiting in Des Moines) Author Series presented by the Des Moines Public Library.