This is the book on which the new movie starring Matt Damon is based. I never though I’d say this, but this has been a really fun read. Eichenwald has turned a potentially dry subject into a thoroughly engrossing look at corporate and personal greed. It helps that Mark Whitacre, the ADM executive who wore the wire for the FBI, is just a bit nutty.
It probably helps that I lived in Decatur from kindergarten through sixth grade and that we still take day trips there on a semi-regular basis. When he describes driving to the Hampton Inn in Forsyth, I can visualize it clearly. This one is a keeper.