The Job Author:Douglas Kennedy Ned Allen is a young, upwardly-mobile ad salesman for a successful computer magazine. Several years into his career, he's confident he has finally left his small town roots behind and the sophisticated Manhattan world he covets is his forever. His wife, Lizzie, is also flourishing at a prestigious public relations firm. Life, it seems, is just w... more »here they want it -- until Ned is face with a seemingly clearcut moral choice that pulls be bottom from under his feet.
Ned's company is sol and his world is suddently turned upside down. Salvation appears in the unlikely form of an old high school friend who is working for Jack Ballantine, a former real estate tycoon with a shady past who has made a comeback. When, against his better judgment, Ned accepts a job working for Ballantine's latest venture, an offshore private equity fund, he tells himself that it is just another job. But it turns out that Ballatine has other uses for Ned.....« less