Clean and sober, Jimmy Thane accepts a job to turn around a failing South Florida company and discovers that the previous CEO has disappeared under mysterious circumstances in this new novel from the author of Con Ed. - (Baker & Taylor)
In the new thriller from critics’ favorite Matthew Klein,Jimmy Thane thinks that his new job as the CEO of a failing company will helpturn his life around. He should think again. - (WW Norton)
Jimmy Thane knows all about crossroads. Every time he’s faced with one he’s taken the wrong path. At the peak of his career, he chose alcohol. When his job became shaky, he turned to drugs. And when his wife lost faith in him, he turned to other women. Now, Jimmy’s clean, and he’s at a new crossroad: he’s landed the job of a CEO at a failing company in South Florida and has seven weeks to turn it around.Except, from the moment he enters the building, he senses there’s something very wrong—the place is too quiet, too empty. When the police come calling about the disappearance of the former CEO, Jimmy begins to wonder what he got himself into.Then he discovers surveillance equipment in his neighbor’s house, looking straight into his living room. And he begins to notice that his wife isn’t just tired, she’s terrified, and trying to hide it.Nothing is as it seems. Jimmy no longer feels like he’s living the dream. Instead, he’s plunged into the worst kind of nightmare there is. And when he finally gets to the truth, it’s more shocking and terrifying than could be imagined. - (WW Norton)
Jim Thane calls himself a corporate turnaround executive, but thanks to substance abuse and gambling, he needs some turning around himself. A friend sets him up with a job at Tao Software, and Thane hopes he can set the company back on track while righting his own ship. It isn't long before he discovers the company's problem. Thanks to a thief, the place is nearly broke. Perhaps the thief was Jim's predecessor, who disappeared without a trace, or more likely, the shadowy Ghol Gedrosian, whom no one claims to know but everyone seems to fear. Jim must recoup the funds, but as he goes about the job, he comes to realize that nobody close to him wants him to succeed—not the friend who got him the job, not his pretty personal assistant, not his therapists, not even his wife of many years. Ignoring both subtle and overt warnings about pursuing his investigation, Jim plunges ahead, only to find that his self-awareness and his grasp of the situation at hand have little basis in reality. A scattering of clues along the way comes together in a substantial surprise ending. An exciting corporate thriller. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.