Power Play

Power Play

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It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness.
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 thrown in with, with all the swaggering and the posturing. The only person there he knows is the female CEO's assistant--his ex-girlfriend, Ali.
When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now, terrified and desperate and cut off from the rest of the world, the captives are at the mercy of hard men with guns who may not be what they seem.
The corporate big shots hadn't wanted Jake there. But now he's the only one who can save them.
" Power Play" is a non-stop, pulse-pounding, high-stakes thriller that will hold the reader riveted until the very last page.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780312347482
0312347480
9781250127785
Characteristics: 371 p. ;,25 cm.

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fangger
May 12, 2019

A good read. Lots of suspense.

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ValinOR14
May 01, 2019

What a great book! Jake Landry is a junior executive at the Hammond Aerospace Corporation. He's also a steady, modest guy (with a sense of humor 😄) who has a turbulent past he wants to keep in the past. 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. Then a band of hunters crashes the opening night festivities. Yet, why are they carrying army weapons rather than hunting guns?

Landry’s past is told through flashbacks built in throughout the story, which was my least favorite part of the book. The chapters didn't have headings so many times, when I thought I was reading about the present, I found I was reading about Jakes's past. It was a bit jarring. At any rate, in a strange way, Jake's past experiences have prepared him as the most likely candidate to rescue them from their impossible situation.

I loved the end of the book, which featured my favorite character - a rescue dog named Gert!

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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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