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It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.

Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adam's scheming, and offers him one way out-take on the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatt's rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trion's legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra-secret "Project Aurora," and report back to Wyatt.

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a lovely lady who thinks he's a dream. But it's all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn't paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780312992286
Branch Call Number: FINDE
Characteristics: 426 p.


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Jun 05, 2018

Suspenseful, the ending surprised me. Another of Finder's books I enjoyed reading. Makes for a good starting point if you haven't read any of Finder's books, yet.

Dec 09, 2017

Too much filler, corporation gobbledygook, & tech talk... I was bored as often as not..

akasq Nov 11, 2016

I LOVE IT! It's a terrific novel,
full of suspense, excitment, and
a interesting lead character.
don't pass this one by.

Jul 01, 2015

An unlikely scenario, but a fun read, sometimes on the edge of my seat worrying about Cassidy getting caught sneaking information or sharing it.

Dec 10, 2013

An escapist excursion into the shallow triteness of the tech world, the land of gadgets, gizmos and must have iTrinkets.

Sep 26, 2013

This novel is the real deal: a thriller that actually will keep readers up way past their bedtimes. (Jan. 20) - Publishers Weekly

Jul 24, 2013

I was originally put off by Finder's cookie-cutter background, highly underwhelming, but this is really a hilarious book, assuming all the management of all tech companies are reading the same books and acting according to the same script, which is the case for all corporate losers today in America, where they only know how to offshore jobs and generate junk paper! Finder perfectly captures the complete and utter b.s. and chronic disingenuousness, also called insanity, of the corporate workplace. Looks like it will make an even better movie! (The ending reminds me of the diabolically clever takeover of Bank of America by Nations Bank and the hedge fund, D.E. Shaw.)

Aug 06, 2011

True thriller, kept me reading throughout the night. A lot of tech jargon, but it doesn't negatively affect the reading, it enhances the authenticity of the situation. Plus the main character is pretty much in the same position as the readers, so it's kind of amusing. The twists and turns in this book give it those extra brownie points. Fantastic piece of writing, highly recommended!

gwsuperfan Oct 16, 2010

Finder seems much more at home writing about corporate politics and industrial espionage than national intelligence issues. Paranoia hits the ground running and doesn't let up- an engrossing story I couldn't put down.


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