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Software by the Kilo

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Jason and Kenny needed investors for their startup company but when Italian drug smuggler Roberto Campioni makes them an offer they can't refuse, they get more help than they bargain for: the Feds and Interpol are watching, the smuggler's cartel created in violence during World War II is crumbling, and Roberto's henchmen, even with their love of Clint Eastwood movies, aren ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Josara Media (first published 2009)
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Steve Wales
This was great fun to read, combining present-day hacking, technology startups and criminal investigations with the past stories from World War II of the families of the investors and the investigators. The two time periods are intertwined, with disagreements in the present linked to long-running family feuds.

I enjoyed the Mediterranean locations (especially reading about them during the coldest December on record here!) and learnt plenty of little-known information about World War II, especiall
Pam Hedden
Apr 01, 2013 Pam Hedden rated it it was amazing
I had so much fun reading this book. The characters were quirky and well developed. The story was well researched and wonderfully written. You should read Software by the Kilo.

Kenny and Jason start up software businesses. The first one was an amazing success. The next, not so much. But now they have a fabulous product that will revolutionize the industry . . . if they can find someone to invest in them in the wake of their recent failure.

While Jason is busy trying to chase up the funding, Kenny
Jul 25, 2010 Giselle rated it really liked it
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This book surprised me on many levels, and I start by saying that I highly recommend it. Generally I find that hi-tech fictional works are usually laughable in their portrayal and explanations of the technologies involved. However Mr. Ketchersid's events and explanations were realistic and they reflect his opinion that the reader is not stupid, without going so far as to be a textbook on the subject. Good story, nice pacing and believable. I would re
Aug 10, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
I won this book on first reads.

Sorry, I have been ill and unable to give the book it's proper respect. I was away from my computer too. I will be reading and updating my review very soon.
Mar 27, 2010 Bethany rated it liked it
Computer geeks, business people, hackers, beautiful women, family drama, murder, kidnapping, the mob and cops.
Only in a book could all of these paths be possible and cross one another. Jason and Kenny are the computer geeks. They’ve had a one-hit wonder in the computer world but need to keep the momentum (and money) going by coming up with “the next big thing”. Kenny is ok with the one hit and would rather continue taking advantage of his incredible luck landing a beautiful girlfriend. Jason’s
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Larry Ketchersid is an entrepreneurial technologist, a martial artist, a writer and a family man. His first novel,Dusk Before the Dawn was a Finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards in 2006. His latest novel, Software by the Kilo, is available in print and eBook (as is the first). He has also written a memoir book of stories for my mother and father called Voices in my Head.

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