Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | March 24, 2015

    Judith Claire Mitchell: IMG The Book That Refused to Write Itself



    I first heard of Fritz Haber in 1998, when I caught a snippet of a TV documentary about 20th-century scientists. The camera zoomed in on an image of... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$2.95
List price: $14.95
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Mystery- A to Z

Shimmer

by

Shimmer Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In just three years, CEO Robbie Case has grown

Core Communications, a data technology company,

from 30 people to over 5,000. Now a $20 billion

company made legendary by its sudden success,

Core is based on a technology no other company

can come close to copying, a revolutionary

breakthrough known as “drawing blood from a

mainframe.” And Robbie, its 35-year-old CEO, is

acclaimed worldwide for his vision, leadership and

wealth.

Except that all of it is based on a lie. The technology

doesnt work, the finances are built on a Ponzi

scheme of stock sales and shell corporations, and

Robbie is struggling to keep the company alive,

to protect the friends who work for him and all

that theyve built. Each day, Robbie tries to push

the catastrophe back a little further, while his

employees believe that they are all moving closer

to “grace,” the day their stock options vest, when

they will be made rich for their faith and loyalty and

hard work. The details of the lie are all keyed into

a shadowy interface that Robbie calls Shimmer, an

omniscient mainframe that hides itself, calculates

its own collapse, threatens to outsmart its creator

and to reveal the corporations illegal, fragile

underpinnings.

Shimmer is the story of a high-tech crusade nearing

its end. The shell game Robbie has created is finally

running out of room.

Synopsis:

This beach-bag perfect combination of intrigue and deceit is the timely, gripping tale of a worldwide corporate Ponzi scheme.

Synopsis:

A breathless debut novel that charges the atmosphere with suspense and surprise and delivers complex characters you can root for in spite of their flaws, Shimmer is Robbie's race against the truth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936071593
Author:
Barnes, Eric
Publisher:
Unbridled Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Mr. Peanut
    Used Hardcover $6.50
  2. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey...
    Used Hardcover $5.95

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Debut Fiction
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

Shimmer Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Unbridled Books - English 9781936071593 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This beach-bag perfect combination of intrigue and deceit is the timely, gripping tale of a worldwide corporate Ponzi scheme.
"Synopsis" by , A breathless debut novel that charges the atmosphere with suspense and surprise and delivers complex characters you can root for in spite of their flaws, Shimmer is Robbie's race against the truth.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.