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...more
Some have called Joseph Finder the John Grisham of the corporate thriller. I disagree. Joseph Finder is well-versed on the corporate world. His protagonist, Jake Landry, may start out looking like a suit but he becomes the ...more
The beginning reminded me of Die Hard and Deliverance. A group of top executives are held hostage by five military types with guns in a remote location. Ordinary guy Jake is willing to take risks to do things against the hostage takers. He does unexpected things. Jake is not the military type. What he does have comes partly from surviving 18 months in jail as a teenager. The characters and plot are well developed. Dialogue is good. A couple lines ...more
Wrong. I finished this one at the horse barn where my oldest granddaughter was riding in preparation for an upcoming horse show. I couldn't put it down. I kept wondering about what turn the story might make next when I tried to come a stopping place. This is the first b ...more
There is certainly a m ...more
I thought it was really good! I liked Jake - a multi-layered character with a great head on his shoulders After all he'd been through, he doesn't take to bullies, and I like how he deals with them.
I thought the plot different and never ending. Just when you think you know what's going on and who's behind it all, out pops something else that has you second-guessing yourself ...more
The premise is interesting. A group of executives on a retreat in a remote wilderness area are held hostage-- sort of like DIE HARD without the big building and the cops on the outside. This idea is well developed and the author obviously spent some time creating the tension of the situation, as well as a clever underlying reason t ...more
SETTING: Remote British Columbia
SERIES: Standalone corporate thriller
When you think of a place where you would set a thriller, a corporate environment would probably not be the first setting that would come to mind. After all, what excitement is there in the world of drones laboring in cubicles and stuffed shirts pontificating from their mahogany-paneled offices? Joseph Finder has managed to go beneath that stultifying surface to focus on the ...more
I'll start off by saying, "Yes, I'm a Finder fan and have been since I read High Crimes." I honestly think he's one of the best thriller authors out there and the reason is simply this....Finder never disappoints his readers. In the world of mystery/thriller authors, they can all take lessons from this master of the ultimate roller coaster ride.
With that said, I'm So glad he switched his emphasis from spy novels to corporate espionage. Set amid the steel and glass tower ...more
Low-key, junior executive Jake Landry is a last minute substitute for his company's high powered executive retreat at a remote lodge with no cell phone or internet access. That sounds relaxing but company politics are at a high boil thanks to the new female CEO who is instituting a lot of ethical policies that the go ...more
As usual, the author set things up nicely by getting inside the business environment of an aerospace company, deftly creating characters and bringing the reader into the company's office politics. There appears to be some scandalous behavior that needs uncovering, and that comes to light later in the book.
But when ...more
The new CEO, Cheryl Tobin, called on his assistant, Jake Landry, to substitute for him since Jack knew more about their new 880 model than anyone else.
While he really didn’t want to go–he was nowhere near the ...more
Power Play deals with a young man, Jake Landry, with a minor position in a large aerospace industry. He is chosen to substitute for one of the major executives at an executive outing in remote British Columbia. Through him, the reader learns of the haughtine ...more
What makes this book unputdownable are the interesting interaction , dialogue, and the jockeying between the characters. You see, the top executives of a firm on an isolated retreat gets hostaged by a armed hunters. Each of these alphas is trying to take control of the situation and placing blame on others for this event (and the problems in the firm) even ...more
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 th ...more
This is fast paced and captivating. I really enjoyed the flashbacks to Jake's childhood which provided insight into what makes him capable of de ...more
Born in C ...more