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“In a good bookroom you feel in
some mysterious way that you are
absorbing the wisdom contained
in all the books through your skin,
without even opening them.”
~ Mark Twain

Look for the exciting sequel to
The Tipping Point
on Amazon.com and
your local bookseller.

Inside Moves takes Wainwright and Kincaid to Europe
on their honeymoon where they stumble upon the hired assassin
who murdered his corporate partners. Believing the best offense
is a good defense, the Nick and Nora Charles look-alikes chase the
fugitive assassin to bring him the justice so skillfully avoided…so far.

“You only live once,
but if you do it right,
once is enough.”
~ Mae West

The Tipping Point

Greed, Fraud and Murder...
Will destroy the company from within...

Heart-pumping and entertaining, readers of THE TIPPING POINT can’t help but keep moving forward until the end—and even then you will find yourself wanting more.
– C.A. Webb


“If you took Barbarians at the Gate and The Firm and blended them together with the best stories of Michael Chrichton and John Sandford, then you’d get The Tipping Point by Walter Danley. From the slopes of Aspen to Caribbean beaches, Danley’s writing is on point in any climate. This is a can’t miss thriller!”
– Mark Fadden, award-winning author of The Brink.


If Tom Burke had never died on the slopes of Aspen Mountain, Garth Wainwright wouldn’t have risked losing everything – for Wainwright never bought the “accident” theory. No accident, indeed, his corporate partner was an expert skier – Tom was murdered.

Nonetheless, Burke’s sudden death launched an avalanche, a “tipping point” as it were, which descended headlong into the lives of
Wainwright’s nine business partners who turned out to be twisted by greed, conspiracy – and murder.

At the company headquarters, Wainwright searches files and asks questions, obsessively trying to find the reason for Tom Burke’s death. Instead he finds evidence of a multi-million dollar fraud that more than hints at partner conspiracy. Then another partner is murdered.

If the fraud is exposed it may destroy the company, but unless Wainwright uncovers the killer, others will die. Believing the fraud and murders to be connected, Wainwright concocts a byzantine strategy to save the company, stop a killer, and – oh yes, save his fortune – all at once.

This murder mystery explores the nefarious motives and actions of the partners of the largest real estate investment firm in the country. Driven by greed and ego rather than filial bonds, their actions almost destroy the firm from within.
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About The Author

Walter Danley Published Author

Walter Danley took 20 years to write The Tipping Point. It’s not just that he types slowly, but that the people who inspired the story, as well as the companies and transactions he experienced during his career in commercial real estate were not easy to recreate. The firm, the characters and events of the story never happened, and the syndication business of the 70s and 80s in The Tipping Point no longer exist, thanks to the Tax Reform Act of 1986. This legislation was meant to halt corrupt tax shelters, but instead it decimated a multi-billion dollar industry. The Tipping Point reflects his time.

Danley’s blue collar background is far from the high-flying characters of The Tipping Point. Born an Indiana Hoosier, Danley’s family moved to California when his machinist father got work in a WWII Defense plant. Danley served his country as Navy Hospital Corpsman, then in the Fleet Marine Force as a medic. Following an honorable discharge he sold wood products to the construction trades and attended night school college, until a client recruited him into commercial real estate, where he spent his working career on the investment side of the business.

Danley’s proudest accomplishments are his five grown sons. He credits the wonderful influence of their stepmother, Christopher Norris, Broadway, film, and television actress. Walter and Christopher were married for eighteen years during the boys’ formative years.

Danley is a veteran of four decades of real estate investments on a national platform. He authored and taught Creative and Unconventional Finance at many campuses of University of California. Walter returned to graduate school, in mid-career, at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and earned an MBA.

Walter now lives in the Texas Hill Country, where he is working on the sequel to The Tipping Point, as well as his third novel, which he describes as an historical western with a fantasy twist.

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Read all of those great reviews

Thank you to all who have reviewed my book. If you would like to leave a review, you can do so here.

  • Three partners of a successful, opulent corporation have been murdered, and colleagues Wainright and Shaw are trying to convince the police that these deaths weren't merely accidental... Danley has done a great job in integrating his knowledge of the corporate financial world with a fast-paced, riveting suspense story. Those of us in the 99% will be astonished at how far greed will motivate some people...

    - Susan
  • This is a solid thriller that kept my attention from beginning to end. This is a smartly written book with an iron-clad plot, believable characters and enough suspense to keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning. I blame Walter for my lack of sleep. (Thanks!) This is a great read, especially if you love suspense and thrillers.

    - Bibliophile Book Reviews
  • Thanks for a terrific book! I enjoyed the tipping point story. i loved the progression of the story - good development of the characters and story-telling. i loved the character of garth wainwright - a good guy not afraid to dive into anything but in a dont-mess-with-me-or-my-friends kind of way with brains and courage to back it up... I look forward to Inside Moves ...

    - Shannon A.
  • The Tipping Point by Walter Delaney is a thrilling mystery about, in his words, a serial killer after Cap Vest partners, drug abuse on the board, and millions dollars of stolen from them that they are going to have to try to keep SEC from finding out about to avert the pending crisis it would cause. add a little romance and you have an intense, time consuming five star read.

    - Allison Kohn
  • When reading this financial crime (fiction) I was impressed by the story’s decent evolution. The characters are realistic and believable with all their flaws. The story is subtly written, making it difficult to put the book away. I had to, several times and – it was hard... A must read for all crime fans. I am looking forward to reading further books by Walter Danley, not only the Garth Wainwright series

    - Karen
  • The Tipping Point is a MUST READ keeps you guessing, but wanting more... characters creates an instant bond … intense murder mystery …  keeps you thumbing pages … Garth Wainwright has become one of my hero's!

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  • A Gripping Story … you will believe …. should be made into a movie … can't wait to get my hands on the sequel!

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  • I am an avid reader who reads all the best mystery/thriller authors. Walter Damley’s book “The Tipping Point” rates up there with all the “New York Times Best Sellers” authors.

    - Avid Reader
  • A New Great Author In The Making "The Tipping Point" rates with all the "New York Times Best Sellers" … looking forward to his next book

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  • High-Stakes Real Estate Ventures Insurance schemes and office politics entrench this murder mystery firmly in the commercial monetary sector…

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  • Solid … thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. … smartly written … an iron-clad plot, believable characters … suspense to keep you … This is a great read, … high-paced action thriller.

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  • Walter Danley is the type of author you hope will come along. He has written a gripping story that you will believe is totally true! I would pay 3x this amount to read a book this good. Buy it. You won't be sorry. This book should be made into a movie - at the very least, a TV series! The sequel comes out next year and I can't wait to get my hands on that one, too!

    - D. Beltran
  • Well developed characters in a great business/murder intrigue that had me staying up late. I miss the characters already. Looking forward to that next book.

    - Beckie Canon
  • A Well-Written Who-Done-It... It is my pleasure to recommend this book to any serious mystery book lover. It will grab the reader's attention right away and lead them inexorably to the unexpected finish. This book is worthy of five stars. Mr. Danley's work reminds one favorably of stories by such authors as Dashiell Hammett and James Anderson. Mr. Danley offered a review copy of The Tipping Point in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

    - Dan Glover
  • Sure to Take Readers Off the Edge … get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end… can't wait until the next one. … tailor-made adventure …triggers suspicions in … you will find yourself wanting more.

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  • Well developed characters in a great business/murder intrigue that had me staying up late. I miss the characters already. Looking forward to that next book.

    - Beckie Canon
  • Thanks for a terrific book! I enjoyed the tipping point story. i loved the progression of the story - good development of the characters and story-telling. i loved the character of garth wainwright - a good guy not afraid to dive into anything but in a dont-mess-with-me-or-my-friends kind of way with brains and courage to back it up... I look forward to Inside Moves ...

    - Shannon A.
  • Well developed characters in a great business/murder intrigue that had me staying up late. I miss the characters already. Looking forward to that next book.

    - Beckie Canon
  • I may be a little biased, being the son of the author, but I enjoyed this book very much. In my opinion, it is very well written and very exciting. I love the way each character is introduced. I found myself not wanting to put it down so I could find out what was going to happen next, which is how a good book should be written, right??? Great job Dad!!! Can't wait for the next one! God bless!!

    - Aaron
  • Thanks for a terrific book! I enjoyed the tipping point story. i loved the progression of the story - good development of the characters and story-telling. i loved the character of garth wainwright - a good guy not afraid to dive into anything but in a dont-mess-with-me-or-my-friends kind of way with brains and courage to back it up... I look forward to Inside Moves ...

    - Shannon A.
  • High-Stakes Real Estate Ventures Insurance schemes and office politics entrench this murder mystery firmly in the commercial monetary sector…

    -
  • Previously I shared my like for the book after only just reading the description and seeing the trailer. After reading the book, I can confirm this is a highly intelligent and intriguing read, an up-to-date thriller, with true flavors of the financial world. Any investor should take a look at this real and enlightening view of the corporate/investment world. I'm looking forward to the next Wainwright mystery!

    - Barbara
  • The Tipping Point by Walter Delaney is a thrilling mystery about, in his words, a serial killer after Cap Vest partners, drug abuse on the board, and millions dollars of stolen from them that they are going to have to try to keep SEC from finding out about to avert the pending crisis it would cause. add a little romance and you have an intense, time consuming five star read.

    - Allison Kohn
  • Written like a Pro … brings a vibrant picture of the real estate world … major twist of murder. … characters well developed … and suspecting each and every one … can't wait for the next book. … I am missing the characters already.

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  • A Well-Written Who-Done-It... It is my pleasure to recommend this book to any serious mystery book lover. It will grab the reader's attention right away and lead them inexorably to the unexpected finish. This book is worthy of five stars. Mr. Danley's work reminds one favorably of stories by such authors as Dashiell Hammett and James Anderson. Mr. Danley offered a review copy of The Tipping Point in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

    - Dan Glover
  • Walter Danley is the type of author you hope will come along. He has written a gripping story that you will believe is totally true! I would pay 3x this amount to read a book this good. Buy it. You won't be sorry. This book should be made into a movie - at the very least, a TV series! The sequel comes out next year and I can't wait to get my hands on that one, too!

    - D. Beltran
  • Previously I shared my like for the book after only just reading the description and seeing the trailer. After reading the book, I can confirm this is a highly intelligent and intriguing read, an up-to-date thriller, with true flavors of the financial world. Any investor should take a look at this real and enlightening view of the corporate/investment world. I'm looking forward to the next Wainwright mystery!

    - Barbara
  • Solid … thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. … smartly written … an iron-clad plot, believable characters … suspense to keep you … This is a great read, … high-paced action thriller.

    -
  • High-Stakes Real Estate Ventures Insurance schemes and office politics entrench this murder mystery firmly in the commercial monetary sector…

    -
  • We all like them: those stories that get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end. It's ok to admit it. We all have those type of books we like to devour and then can't wait until the next one... If you are looking for something that is tailor-made for readers of adventure and suspense than your wait is over...

    - Cyrus
  • Walter Danley is the type of author you hope will come along. He has written a gripping story that you will believe is totally true! I would pay 3x this amount to read a book this good. Buy it. You won't be sorry. This book should be made into a movie - at the very least, a TV series! The sequel comes out next year and I can't wait to get my hands on that one, too!

    - D. Beltran
  • Having represented major authors for many years, gave me a good insight to The Tipping Point. I always look for material that is not only intelligent but is a good story.The Tipping Point is well written and a good read. I highly recommend this novel.

    - Michael I. Levy, Film Producer
  • Up-To-Date Thriller… … a highly intelligent intriguing read… real and enlightening …

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  • We all like them: those stories that get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end. It's ok to admit it. We all have those type of books we like to devour and then can't wait until the next one... If you are looking for something that is tailor-made for readers of adventure and suspense than your wait is over...

    - Cyrus
  • Walter Danley is the type of author you hope will come along. He has written a gripping story that you will believe is totally true! I would pay 3x this amount to read a book this good. Buy it. You won't be sorry. This book should be made into a movie - at the very least, a TV series! The sequel comes out next year and I can't wait to get my hands on that one, too!

    - D. Beltran
  • Up-To-Date Thriller… … a highly intelligent intriguing read… real and enlightening …

    -
  • A New Great Author In The Making "The Tipping Point" rates with all the "New York Times Best Sellers" … looking forward to his next book

    -
  • Sure to Take Readers Off the Edge … get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end… can't wait until the next one. … tailor-made adventure …triggers suspicions in … you will find yourself wanting more.

    -
  • Thanks for a terrific book! I enjoyed the tipping point story. i loved the progression of the story - good development of the characters and story-telling. i loved the character of garth wainwright - a good guy not afraid to dive into anything but in a dont-mess-with-me-or-my-friends kind of way with brains and courage to back it up... I look forward to Inside Moves ...

    - Shannon A.
  • A New Great Author In The Making "The Tipping Point" rates with all the "New York Times Best Sellers" … looking forward to his next book

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