Power Play

Power Play

Book - 2007
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An off-site corporate event gone disastrously wrong. The largest ransom in history. The price-tag: dead or alive. Now, in Joseph Finder's explosive thriller Power Play , it's up to Jake Landry-a modest, steady guy with a dark, hidden past-to save them all...

It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a deluxe lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness and a desolate seacoast.

Jake Landry is a junior executive at the Hammond Aerospace Corporation, a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down-and a turbulent past he prays he's put behind him. Ordered to fill in for his boss at the annual offsite, he's out of his element. He's uncomfortable with the lavish accommodations and especially with the arrogant, swaggering men who run the company and the only person he knows there is the new special assistant to the CEO-who happens to be Jake'sex.

Then a band of hunters, apparently lost in the woods, crash the opening-night festivities. Soon the execs of a billion-dollar company, cut off from the rest of the world, find themselves at the mercy of a group of men with guns...and a cunning plan to take Hammond Aerospace for all it's worth.

But the hostage takers aren't who they appear to be and neither is Jake Landry. The high flyers hadn't wanted Jake to come along. Now he's the only one who can save them.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312347505
9780312347482
0312347480
Branch Call Number: FIN
Characteristics: 371 p.

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Librarian_Deb Nov 21, 2016

Jake is an underling at his company, so he is surprised to suddenly be told he is going to their private retreat with all the executives in the Candadian wilderness. Jake figures out why he was invited when he spots his ex-girlfriend Ali with the CEO as her personal assistant. Jake is not into playing the corporate power game, but the skills that he learned from his secret past may be the only thing that keeps him alive when a group of armed men take over the retreat center and hold all of the executives hostage for money.[return]I loved the fast paced action of this book and the way the author gradually revealed details about the past that explained the present events. The author was great about revealing just enough to keep me guessing the entire way through. I loved this suspense and highly recommend this to those who like page-turners filled with thrills and suspense.

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redworc
Jan 24, 2016

A good read from start to finish

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Eil_1
Jan 29, 2015

Another entertaining and fast-moving plot. Worth the read.

ChristchurchLib Jul 08, 2013

"Jake Landry is filling in for his boss at their aviation company's corporate retreat, and he doesn't really fit in with the higher-level executives in their expensive (and little-worn) outdoor wear. They're also cut off from the outside world, so when a group of hunters (equipped to stage a coup rather than take down a buck or two) takes over the lodge, the businessmen can't rely on their contacts or bank accounts to save them. Fortunately, Jake's been concealing his past, and he's got the skills to (hopefully) take care of the situation. Most of Joseph Finder's novels take place in the business world, so if corporate intrigue's your guilty pleasure, check out some of his other action-packed novels, like Company Man or Paranoia." July 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=652650

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