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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 he's put behind him. Ordered to fill in for his boss at the annual offsite, he's out of his element. He's 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 Jake's 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 it's worth.

But the hostage takers aren't who they appear to be and neither is Jake Landry. The high flyers hadn't wanted Jake to come along. Now he’s the only one who can save them.

Review:

"If Jake Landry, a tough guy with an understanding of airplane engineering and an innate grasp of corporate politics, is too good to be true, he's still fun to watch in this sleek thriller from bestseller Finder (Killer Instinct). A junior executive at California's Hammond Aerospace, Landry possesses a remarkably flexible intelligence, which lands him on a high-end corporate weekend at a lodge called Rivers Inlet, where the new CEO, Cheryl Tobin, discreetly asks Landry to help her identify corrupt executives. Almost immediately, the lodge is assailed by five men who at first appear to be hunters turned vicious at the sight of the weekend participants' enormous wealth. As they interrogate the executives, however, it becomes clear that they know quite a bit about Hammond and its workings. Landry's job, then, is to figure out their purpose as well as rescue the entire crew. Tight, fluid writing more than compensates for the occasional plot implausibility. 200,000 first printing; author tour. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The hero of Joseph Finder's most recent page-turner, 'Power Play,' is hardworking, loyal, knows just about everything and is unpretentious to a fault. Chief assistant to the vice president at a major aeronautics firm, Jake Landry is a self-described jack-of-all-trades who can talk with everyone at every level of the company, from design to finance to assembly. He's the kind of guy who ought to be... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"[A] delicious, perfectly prepared mixture of the genre's familiar ingredients....Power Play is no less a fast-paced fun ride because of its predictability. There's no point reinventing a wheel that's speeding you along the way you've enjoyed it before." Boston Globe

Review:

"Finder's not much on dialogue and characterization....What he does do is hook his readers big time with an irresistible premise." Booklist

Review:

"Power Play starts cleverly and later devolves into more conventional suspense tactics. But its premise is enough to send chills through corporate boardrooms, and through civilian readers too." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"Juggling the dog-eat-dog ethics of corporate life with a tense, scary plot." Library Journal

Review:

"Finder's eighth novel matches [his] high standards. Power Play's myriad elements...come together in tightly coiled story. Despite the many plot threads, Power Play never feels overcrowded or clichéd." Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling "master of the modern thriller" (The Boston Globe) returns with his most entertaining and compelling novel of adventure and intrigue yet.

Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling "master of the modern thriller"* returns with his most entertaining and compelling novel of adventure and intrigue yet   

*Boston Globe

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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…

POWER PLAY

“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 author of several previous thrillers, most recently the New York Times bestsellers Paranoia, Company Man, and Killer Instinct. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Katherine Adams, January 3, 2008 (view all comments by Katherine Adams)
A short blurb about "Power Play," Joseph Finder's latest "workplace" thriller, probably won't do it justice. That's because he packs so many ideas we normally consider cliches into his work -- the female CEO despised by her male staff; the out-of-way management retreat with unforeseen dangers; the protaganist who doesn't quite fit in with the other guys, but holds up well, anyway.

Finder's ability to take these cliches and twist them in ways you don't expect make "Power Play" a great read. And though it's really cliche to describe a book this way, it's not an exaggeration to say that "Power Play" is truly a page-turner.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312347482
Author:
Finder, Joseph
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Boutsikaris, Dennis
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Executives
Subject:
Hostages
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
August 21, 2007
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 CDs, 8.5 hours
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.74 x 4.19 x 1.1 in

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Product details 416 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312347482 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "If Jake Landry, a tough guy with an understanding of airplane engineering and an innate grasp of corporate politics, is too good to be true, he's still fun to watch in this sleek thriller from bestseller Finder (Killer Instinct). A junior executive at California's Hammond Aerospace, Landry possesses a remarkably flexible intelligence, which lands him on a high-end corporate weekend at a lodge called Rivers Inlet, where the new CEO, Cheryl Tobin, discreetly asks Landry to help her identify corrupt executives. Almost immediately, the lodge is assailed by five men who at first appear to be hunters turned vicious at the sight of the weekend participants' enormous wealth. As they interrogate the executives, however, it becomes clear that they know quite a bit about Hammond and its workings. Landry's job, then, is to figure out their purpose as well as rescue the entire crew. Tight, fluid writing more than compensates for the occasional plot implausibility. 200,000 first printing; author tour. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] delicious, perfectly prepared mixture of the genre's familiar ingredients....Power Play is no less a fast-paced fun ride because of its predictability. There's no point reinventing a wheel that's speeding you along the way you've enjoyed it before."
"Review" by , "Finder's not much on dialogue and characterization....What he does do is hook his readers big time with an irresistible premise."
"Review" by , "Power Play starts cleverly and later devolves into more conventional suspense tactics. But its premise is enough to send chills through corporate boardrooms, and through civilian readers too."
"Review" by , "Juggling the dog-eat-dog ethics of corporate life with a tense, scary plot." Library Journal
"Review" by , "Finder's eighth novel matches [his] high standards. Power Play's myriad elements...come together in tightly coiled story. Despite the many plot threads, Power Play never feels overcrowded or clichéd."
"Synopsis" by , The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling "master of the modern thriller" (The Boston Globe) returns with his most entertaining and compelling novel of adventure and intrigue yet.
"Synopsis" by ,
The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling "master of the modern thriller"* returns with his most entertaining and compelling novel of adventure and intrigue yet   

*Boston Globe

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by ,

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…

POWER PLAY

“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

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