A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Marc Bowman is an in-demand hired gun, a computer consultant for AmeriTel, the huge technical corporation where his wife Carolyn happens to work as a high-powered executive. Then, one morning, AmeriTel unceremoniously fires Marc with no notice and no cause. Furious, Marc turns to Carolyn for an explanation--and is stunned when she sides with her employer. Suddenly, things are happening in Marc's life that he can't explain; strange men are following him, items are disappearing from his home, and the FBI is turning up at his door to question him about his past projects. And then, without warning, Carolyn vanishes"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345540720
Call Number: GRANT
Characteristics: 269 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Technology consultants -- Fiction.
Computer industry -- Fiction.
Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction.
Betrayal -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Trade secrets -- Fiction.
Disappeared persons -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)


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Mar 21, 2021

One of the weakest books i have ever read. I read to the lousy ending because I have read 2 other books by him. I should have quit while I was ahead.

Dec 04, 2020

ended up scanning. confused plot kept changing, too much arguing between him and wife and seemed contrived, everyone was a villain and you were never sure who was actually honest or more criminals, plot kept changing. This book is a waste of space in the library.

Oct 23, 2015

Plot is weak. Chacters not clearly developed. At end it was hard to tell who the bad guys were and what was accomplished. I wanted to put it down, as Lee Child recommended it (author is his brother in law), I toughed it out but never got better. Pass on this one.

May 22, 2015

Not a page turner but easy read. Ending a little anti-climatic - figured the who done it early but was not totaly satisfied with ending.

Over all - a decent book.

Nov 10, 2014

Pedestrian with unpleasant wooden characters. The basic idea was good but I didn't find anything redeeming in the 30 something nerdy characters in the world of huge corporations and computer intelligence.


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