The Chairman

The Chairman

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
No one knows the dark side of “The Street” better than master storyteller Stephen Frey, author of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day Trader. Now, in his most ambitious work to date, Frey proves that no writer can put a high-powered hero at greater risk, nor offer readers more thrilling rewards.
A towering legend among New York private equity partnerships, Everest Capital is aptly named. When its founder meets an untimely death, thirty-six-year-old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. But with the power and prestige come risks. The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes two innocent lives, Gillette instantly understands how intense those risks are.

It comes as no surprise to him that he has enemies in the world of multibillion—dollar deals. But now that he controls Everest, he’s not going to let those enemies keep him from taking the firm–and himself–to even greater heights. Gillette has never hesitated to be aggressive, even ruthless, in his pursuit of success. This time will be no exception.

But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never trust anyone. The only certainties are the insidious campaign of corporate sabotage that could cost Gillette his job and the relentless assassination attempts that could cost him his life. To break a deadly conspiracy of greed, he’ll be forced to walk–then run–an ever-blurring line between loyalty and betrayal, attack and retreat, survival and destruction . . . in the ultimate game of profit and loss.

With The Chairman, Stephen Frey presides with intensified skill over the market he has so dramatically cornered–sharpening his patented brand of hard-boiled high-finance intrigue to its keenest cutting edge yet.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Taking over the helm of Everest Capital after the death of its chairman, thirty-six-year-old Christian Gillette suddenly finds himself in the line of fire when he becomes the target of an unknown killer while trying to get ahead in the high-stakes world of big money. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Taking over the helm of Everest Capital after the death of its chairman, thirty-six-year-old Christian Gillette becomes the target of an unknown killer while trying to get ahead in the high-stakes world of big money.

Publisher: New York, NY : Fawcett, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345457615
0345457617
Characteristics: 415 p. ; 17 cm

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Dec 16, 2012

The book had a very thin plot that the author tried to supplement with lots of details and a lot of superfluous characters but it still did not make the book any better. Overall, a very mediocre read. Also, I don't know if it was my print or that's the way it was written, but the writing was quite choppy, sometimes leaving sidelines hanging

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