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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0246126116
  • 9780246126115

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This is a well-managed category novel about the military-industrial complex, or rather conglomerate, in which Andrew Trevayne, an achiever in many fields, is asked to beat the system of the "power-damned" and break the stranglehold of something called Genessee Industries via an investigation of Defense Department allocations. Genessee is a "giant cartel without definition." In the process a Major Paul Bonnet becomes one of the casualties (later up for trial) and there is the disposition of a Mafia boss as well as the President of the U.S. which leaves the spot open for the sterling Trevayne who realizes, almost too late, how he might have been used. . . . True, "the human factor was only an X or a Y. . . not taken for more than that, more than part of a formula" but Ryder (a pseudonym) has told his story with efficiency and it's nice that all those in camera confrontations avoid the bedroom. (Kirkus Reviews)
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3,637 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 20% (734)
4 35% (1,263)
3 34% (1,225)
2 9% (336)
1 2% (79)
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