How the real world influenced The Carnage Account

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The Oquago Fianacial trading floor, The Navy SEALS, The Desperados Arena and Capoeira

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The most impressive trading floor I ever saw was the UBS trading floor in Stamford, Connecticut. I’ve worked at several banks in my twenty-year Wall Street career but various departments were spread out over different floors, like a department store. UBS was not only a big company, but also, the majority of departments interacted in one big playground. Rory Cage created the most successful hedge fund and this monster trading floor is what Rory aspired to create. He loved looking out of his office and seeing this football field of traders all working for him.

Desperados Arena

The Brooklyn Nets were very gracious and gave me access to the arena for research. I was fascinated by a cryo therapy chamber. Rory Cage wanted a winning team and spared no expense which included a KryoChamber. That chamber cost Rory more than money. Also included are pictures of the security booth, luxury boxes and even the team’s laundry room where Darwin stashed some bodies.

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The Navy Seals

I had done more than enough research to write about the Navy SEALs training for the small amount it would appear, but the topic was so interesting that I kept procrastinating from writing to see more SEALs clips. Here is an example of one of the many video’s.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CiYEksYQq0

Somevery raw footage I found interesting and helpful:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdz4Vt4o9Bc

30 seconds in there is a midget joke that I wanted to incorporate into my novel not just because he was funny, but there was cocky disarming quality that influenced me when writing Clay Harbor’s character.

5:50 seconds into the video is Daniel Dietz from Lone Survivor. Not only did I use that soldiers hell week joke but I learned more about Daniel Dietz. I bought the Book Lone Survivor and later saw the movie as well.

Dawn and Becky's Capoeira Workout

Dawn and Becky were workout buddies that liked this unique workout. Below is the history of Capoeira.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capoeira

Capoeira Influence

This Capoeira video influenced the scene in the book where Clay and Dawn were reunited when he witnessed an outdoor Capoeira workout.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwG7JwXtUSI&feature=youtu.be

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