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Rascal Money

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When American Interdyne Worldwide Inc. and its bumbling president, Brian Shawby, announce a planned corporate takeover of the nation's second largest computer company, PegaSys Inc., CEO Scott C. Thatcher believes the attempt will be a laughable failure. But there are other forces at work -- most importantly a Japanese businessman still bitter over WW II and eager to gain a ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published August 28th 1990 by Fawcett (first published 1989)
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It is a tragedy that we will not have Any new works from Garber in the future. This first novel of his started painfully slow but the characters, plot and conclusion turned it into a wonderful read. Rest in peace Joseph Garber. The literary world will sorely miss your works.
This glorious book is without doubt the best book I've read this year. An 80's business takeover thriller, with sex, money, and murder, Garber combines marvelous prose with guttural action in what can only be described as sublime reading.

I picked this book up for airplane reading based off my earlier reading and purchase of another Garber book called Vertical Run. (I never do seem to read things chronologically, this book was set before Vertical Run.) The protagonist, Scott C. Thatcher III, is
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I read this years after I read Vertical Run (my favorite Garber novel). It took a while to get into the story, but I'm glad I read it. Not my typical read, but I enjoyed it.
Very different from Vertical Run. Odd that this is his first book, but that it's so vastly different from his follow-ups.
This book was okay, but a disappointment after reading Vertical Run.
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Joseph R. Garber was an American author, best known for his 1995 thriller Vertical Run and for the articles he wrote on technology for Forbes magazine.

Garber was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, moving often as an army brat. He attended the University of Virginia, but quit to join the U.S. Army himself, eventually graduating from East Tennessee State University in 1968 with a philosophy degree.
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