One of our Books of the Year 2013.
Read this. It has one of the most original twists at the end of the book that I have ever read. It starts with a horrific, graphic scene of torture but quickly moves on to a story of office life and company politics. I loved this part. It was fun, fast and addictive. It concerns a trouble-shooter, James Thane, former drunk and womaniser, being given one last chance to save a company. He changes the purpose of the software use and sacks half the workforce. He discovers some shady dealings and is paid a hefty sum for his silence. All looks good and then some very strange things start happening and the novel switches up a gear. Tension is ratcheted up, clues start making sense and you realise you are in a very dangerous world indeed. This is first class, recommended to all. A genuine page-turner, brilliant.
Jimmy thinks he knows about loss, about fear, about paranoia. He should think again. Every time Jimmy Thane has been faced with a crossroad, he's taken the wrong path. But after years of drinking and womanising, he has been given one last chance to save both his career and his marriage - he has seven weeks to transform a failing company. From the moment he enters the building there's something wrong - the place is too quiet, too empty. When the police come calling about the disappearance of the former CEO, Jimmy starts to wonder what he's got himself into. Then he discovers surveillance equipment in his neighbour's house, looking straight into his front room. And his wife isn't just tired, she's terrified and trying to hide it. Nothing is at it seems. Jimmy's not living his dream - he's been plunged into the worst kind of nightmare. And when the truth comes out, it's more terrifying than he could ever imagine...
|Publication date:||7th November 2013|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
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Matthew Klein graduated from Yale University in 1990. He lived in Silicon Valley for almost a decade and started several technology companies. Today he lives in New York City with his wife Laura and runs a financial-services technology company.More About Matthew Klein