Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct

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Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston andsworking for an electronics giant, a competitorsto Sony and Panasonic. He's a witty, charismatic guy who's well liked at the office, but he lacks the "killer instinct" necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason's been sidelined.
But all that will change one evening when Jason meets Kurt Semko, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Looking for a decent pitcher for the company softball team, Jason gets Kurt, who was once drafted by the majors, a job in Corporate Security. Soon, good things start to happen for Jason--and bad things start to happen to Jason's rivals. His career suddenly takes off. He's an overnight success. Only too late does Jason discover that his friend Kurt has been secretly paving his path to the top by the most "efficient"--and ruthless-- means available. After all, as Kurt says, "Business is war, right?"
But when Jason tries to put a stop to it, he finds that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable. And now it's far more than just his career that lies in the balance. A riveting tale of ambition, intrigue, and the price of success, "Killer Instinct" is Joseph Finder at his best.
*"San Francisco Chronicle
"** "Pittsburgh Post Gazette"
Audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point!"
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 172 x 182 x 40mm | 413g
  • English
  • 079274005X
  • 9780792740056

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"This thriller is engaging from the opening lines and doesn't let up until the surprising end. Scott Brick narrates flawlessly... Brick maintains tension and builds nonstop suspense. This great performance is a perfect fit for the writing."--"AudioFile" on "Paranoia"--Winner of "AudioFile's" Earphones Award for truly exceptional presentations
"Scott Brick, a seasoned reader, knows just how to keep you on the edge of your seat with this one... Good ""Company"" for a long road trip." --"AudioFile" on "Company Man"--Winner of "AudioFile's" Earphones Award for truly exceptional presentations
"There's a new John Grisham in town!" --"People" Magazine (Critic's Choice) on "Paranoia"
"Jet-propelled...weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web...[with] a killer twist for the end." --"The New York Times" on "Paranoia"
"A built-for-speed thrill ride." --"Wall Street Journal" on "Paranoia"
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4 45% (1,465)
3 26% (852)
2 5% (157)
1 1% (34)
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