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Power Playby Joseph Finder
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It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness.
All the top officers of the Hammond Aerospace Corporation are there. And one last-minute substitute — a junior executive named Jake Landry. He's a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down and a turbulent past he's trying to put behind him.
Jake's uncomfortable with all the power players he's been thrown in with, with all the swaggering and the posturing. The only person there he knows is the female CEO's assistant — his ex-girlfriend, Ali.
When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now, terrified and desperate and cut off from the rest of the world, the captives are at the mercy of hard men with guns who may not be what they seem.
The corporate big shots hadn't wanted Jake there. But now he's the only one who can save them.
Power Play is a non-stop, pulse-pounding, high-stakes thriller that will hold the reader riveted until the very last page.
"If the plot is occasionally implausible, or the descriptions are a little thin, none of that is likely to matter to readers racing through the story at lightning speed." Chicago Sun-Times
"[A] delicious, perfectly prepared mixture of the genre's familiar ingredients." Boston Globe
An off-site corporate event gone disastrously wrong. The largest ransom in history. The price-tag: dead or alive. Now, in Joseph Finder's explosive thriller Power Play, its up to Jake Landry—a modest, steady guy with a dark, hidden past—to save them all…
It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a deluxe lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness and a desolate seacoast.
Jake Landry is a junior executive at the Hammond Aerospace Corporation, a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down—and a turbulent past he prays hes put behind him. Ordered to fill in for his boss at the annual offsite, hes out of his element. Hes uncomfortable with the lavish accommodations and especially with the arrogant, swaggering men who run the company and the only person he knows there is the new special assistant to the CEO—who happens to be Jakes ex.
Then a band of hunters, apparently lost in the woods, crash the opening-night festivities. Soon the execs of a billion-dollar company, cut off from the rest of the world, find themselves at the mercy of a group of men with guns...and a cunning plan to take Hammond Aerospace for all its worth.
But the hostage takers arent who they appear to be and neither is Jake Landry. The high flyers hadnt wanted Jake to come along. Now hes the only one who can save them.
An off-site corporate event gone disastrously wrong.
The largest ransom in history. The price-tag: dead or alive.
Now its up to Jake Landry—a modest, steady guy with a dark, hidden past—to save them all…
“THE PACE GALLOPS RELENTLESSLY…AN ENTRON-MEETS-‘DELIVERANCE TWIST.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT AND DOESNT LET GO.”—HARLAN COBEN
“A NAIL-BITER OF A READ.”—LIBRARY JOURNAL
“I DARE YOU TO READ THE FIRST PAGE. YOU WONT BE ABLE TO STOP.”—TESS GERRITSEN
About the Author
Joseph Finder is the The New York Times bestselling author of eight novels including Killer Instinct, Power Play, Paranoia, The Zero Hour, and High Crimes, which was the basis for the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie. Finder is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and has written extensively on espionage and international affairs for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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