About P.T. Dawkins

An MS diagnosis cut my 28-year career in the investment industry short. While difficult for many reasons, there is a saying, “When one door closes, another opens.” I am taking advantage of time I never would have had by writing fiction novels about white-collar, stock market crime. Seven years in the making, the Sandy Allen trilogy series—The Analyst, The Ponzi and Tradur Gurl—portrays a world where an insatiable desire for money and the power it brings drives felonious activity. My fourth novel, The Assignments, expands that theme beyond Wall Street and involves, perhaps some neverimagined perpetrators. I majored in English at Dartmouth College, earned MBA and CFA designations from The University of Western Ontario and the CFA Institute and completed sixty-hours of creative writing courses at The University of Toronto. My favorite motto is, “Family is everything.” I hope you enjoy my stories.


The Analyst

After David Heart’s father’s estate is squandered by bad advice, his mother faces eviction and his grandfather needs life-saving surgery. A seemingly-helpful family friend finds David a seat at a bucket-shop off-Wall Street firm with the promise that money flows like wine…

The Ponzi

Michael Franklin Jr., a struggling stockbroker, is under siege. During the worst bear market since the crash of ’29, he is quickly losing his legendary father’s former clients and personal friends…

Tradur Gurl

In his apparent suicide note, prominent stockbroker Michael Franklin admitted guilt in a $100 million Ponzi scheme but also fingered Sandy Allen as the mastermind…


When money is on the table, people can get vicious. “The Analyst” is a thriller set along Wall Street and the cut throat business acumen that goes down between it all. “The Analyst” is a riveting read of Wall Street intrigue, highly recommended.

– Bethany Cox


The great thing about “The Ponzi” is that P.T. Dawkins is able to tell a story while giving the readers an insider lesson in the investment world. It is one of those books that make you want to give it to the next person you come across, with a “you have to read this.”

– Lit Amri


Trader Gurl is unabashedly fun to read. It’s well-plotted, fast-paced, suspenseful, at times funny and interesting in providing a look at the underside of the stock market – although definitely G-rated. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

– Chris B.

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