If you like reading Grisham, Ludlum, DeMille, Dan Brown, etc., and you haven't tried Finder, you are in for a surprize. His thrillers rank right up there at the top. This is the story of a low ambition junior staffer at a high-tech behemoth corporation that gets in deep trouble and the only way to avoid proscedution and prison is to become a mole-spy in a competitor's company. The ending is terrific.
It's an interesting story, especially for those of us who work in hi-tech companies, but Jason Priestley's narration leaves much to be desired. I thought his voice was too whiney and his speaking was slow, and he became annoying after a short amount of time. I would not suggest listening to this while driving as it may put you to sleep.
Well read story of high tech secrets, insider dealings, spying etc. with some high stakes embezzlement, love interest, and hero worship thrown in for good measure. Depicts the extremes to which corporations will go to out do one another and take the market lead for a new product. No one is what they seem, and who really works for which boss? but all the strands are untangled at the end.
What's black is white and what's white is black. The characters are well drawn out but tend toward the extreme. You either love them or hate them. But just when you think you've got them figured out, you find out they aren't what they seem to be. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but probably because I would have done the opposite of the main character. Actually, the ending fits perfectly with the theme that things aren't what they seem to be.
Surprisingly good- a low man on the corporate totem pole allows himself to be drawn in to a high pressure and tense bit of corporate espionage. Along the way he learns he's not so bad a guy and maybe reaching the top IS what he wants- but is it worth the price?
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!
This book is written for techhies who easily understand computers and their componens. I don't. BUT, I did love this book. I certainly understood all the blackmail and techhie-stealing-ideas and plans! There are as many twists and turns as there are in a skien of yarn attacked by a tiger!! GREAT book, you have to eat it in small pieces and not try to gulp the story down too fast, or you'll miss the hidden twists! GREAT READ!!
this is supposed to be a thriller. me i got annoyed and did not finish it. ihave a friend w3ho thought it was the best thriller...it depends on taste.
the premise is that a young worker in a tech company pulls a very expensive stunt. to not be prosecuted,the CEO grooms him to be employed by his number one rival. and the fun begins.
This is a good thriller. Shouldn't be overlooked. Written in first person, the author really takes you in. A surprise at the end, by the way. We accidentally had 2 copies! That's when you buy too many books and don't even realize what you have!
I found Paranoia to be an excellent read, with compelling characters.This book makes a strong statement about the corporate culture that we've allowed to fester in America today.I found myself liking the protagonist, Adam Cassidy, and cheering him on.
This book speeds along at a breakneck pace. A great summer time read.
It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecoms 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.
Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adams scheming, and offers him one way outtake of the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatts rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trions legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra secret Project Aurora, and report back to Wyatt.
With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identify, Adam is set up as Trions new boy genius. Suddenly, hes got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1500 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life. But its all just a mirage because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and this it isnt paranoiaeveryone is out to get him
It was only a prank" diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's executive slush fund to throw a retirement bask 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 behomoth, they call it something else - embezzlement. 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. Suddenly he has a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1500.00 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life, but he is about to find out that nothing is what it seems and everyone is out to get him.
It definitely took me a lot longer to read this than I anticipated, but I must say I enjoyed it all the same. It has this element of fear that never really goes away throughout the entire book. Hence the name Paranoia I assume. That's exactly what it delivers right to the very end.