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The Boss

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

Spin Patterson is a Texas Golden Boy who has it all-a company he's inherited from his father-in-law and built into a multi-billion dollar goliath, a wife as glamorous as she is ruthless-and a mysterious past. He also has a beautiful mistress, Tacoma Reed, a briliant part-Cherokee woman with ambitions of her own. When Spin's wife Audrey files for divorce and threatens to s
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Published (first published 2005)
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Gary Goldstick
Aug 08, 2013 Gary Goldstick rated it liked it
You can see my full thoughts on The Boss (with a little spoilers) on my blog: http://garygoldstick.com/novel-elements/

I found The Boss to be a mostly well-written novel.However, while TheBoss lived up to its "thriller" moniker,in that it did indeed provide thrills, those thrills were sometimes provided at the cost of believability.I found that characters in this novel, such as Tacoma Reed, sometimes made choices that stretched credulity; i.e, a woman with her background, education, life experien
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Larry
Sep 22, 2010 Larry rated it really liked it
A strong 4 or 4.5
Well written, with main characters you tend to like and begin to care for.
No detectives, some Lawyer and big business banter. A good story of right, wrong and the price of revenge.

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A wealthy oilman has a new technology to unveil that could change his business forever. But then his wife discovers the affair he's having with his legal advisor - and threatens to take him for everything he's got, including that new invention. He's willing to do an
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Roz
Mar 11, 2012 Roz rated it it was amazing
A book about guilt and doing the right hing. Pottinger has not written many but he needs to do more. I read A Slow Burning and began to look for is other books. He is a storyteller with the knack for keeping you wanting more.
Inga
Apr 12, 2013 Inga rated it really liked it
While the oil business didn't interest me much, I really liked the cat-and-mouse story construction. The mixture of first- and third-person narrative kept me guessing about the good guys and the bad guys -- right up to the last minute. A fast-paced quick read.
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well sometime we all needs some brainless fodder
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Liked this book. Good mystery. Some nice twists.
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Stan Pottinger graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. After practicing law in California, he was appointed Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and later became Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Following service in the Ford Administration, in ...more
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