Book Reviews of Power Play

Power Play
Power Play
Author: Joseph Finder
ISBN-13: 9780312347482
ISBN-10: 0312347480
Publication Date: 8/21/2007
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
wow, this book was so suspenseful. Excellent reading. It was one that I couldn't put down. If you haven't read any of Joseph Finder's books, then you are missing out.
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Helpful Score: 1
While I was reading this book it felt more like I was watching a mediocre action flick rich with testosterone, tough guys with guns. This was my first Joseph Finder, had never heard of him before reading this. Jake Landry, junior executive, attends a retreat with the top officers of a troubled company, Hammond Aerospace Corporation, a last minute replacement. The story focuses on Jake's "turbulent past," which was not really necessary. The beginning was dull and dragged on for too long. It wasn't until Part Two that the plot began to move, about 150 pages into the novel. From there on it was very fast-paced and action-packed. I would only recommend this book if you like books with a lot of action, but it is nothing I would rave about.
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Helpful Score: 1
I work for a large corporation and found this book very intriguing as it talks about corporate security and banking among other things. I'll read other books by Joseph Finder.
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Helpful Score: 1
Joseph Finder is among my favorite authors. I loved Power Play and all of his other novels. Can't wait to read the newest one - Buried Alive- released June 2011.
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Helpful Score: 1
Junior exec goes to high-level executive retreat, the kind where they fall over backwards into the arms of the other attendees. Only, things get a bit tense with his ex-girlfriend there and some bad guys wanting a truck full of money to not kill everybody. Rather standard "isolated and alone" kind of plot, but written pretty well and the hero is likable. Good lunchtime book, which is exactly what it was.
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This is a page-turner, couldn't put it down until finished. Another great book by a great author!
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I liked it. It was a quick read, as it should be, considering it is a thriller and all.

The main character, Jake, is pretty interesting. As the book moves forward, it also takes a step back every once in a while to uncover a bit more background on Jake. Even still, he remains a bit of a mystery at the end, which fits perfectly, so no complaints there.

There's a bit of technical talk throughout the book, but I think it was informative, without being tedious and boring.

I also like the fact that Jake has that sort of attitude that makes him amusing and bordering obnoxious. It works out well in the novel. Although I'd hate to meet him and have to have that stuff directed at me.

All in all, an enjoyable read. I don't know if it's great, but it's definitely good.
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Good book. Jake Landry is a quiet, modest junior executive Called on as a last minute replacement at a top level retreat. Stuck at a luxury lodge literally in the middle of no place, cut off from civilization, Jake is surrounded by arrogant power players who resent him being there. The only person he can relate is the CEO;s assistant, Ali, an ex-girlfriend.

Fast action suspense keeps the pages turning.
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Didn't finish it--thought it boring and the subject didn't interest me at all
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Loved it from the first page.
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"Jake Landry is a quiet, modest junior executive summoned to be a last-minute replacement at a high-level corporate retreat. Stuck at a luxury lodge in the middle of nowherer, cut off from the rest of the world - no cell phones or internet access - Jake is surrounded by arrogant power players who don't want him there" (From the back cover)

This was my introduction to Joseph Finder. I plan to find more of his work.
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I'd recommend it.
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Engaging story.