I love books that are suspenseful but also give you new insights. Fun and well spoken. Be sure to listen to the interview at the end.
I do enjoy Joseph Finder's books, and this one as well; however, I don't think he does a good job, overall, of characterizing females in his novels. The main female in Paranoia ended up being a prostitute for the firm. In Company Man, she was a religious fanatic and a schizophrenic killer. And in Killer Instinct, the hero's wife was difficult to like - rich, spoiled and all over the place. Maybe this is Finder's view of women from a corporate perspective, but it sure would be nice to see him represent them better in future books. With the editorial of women aside, I very much enjoyed the book and plot and loved the strength of the hero (which wasn't there in Company Man).
Love the main characters of Finder narrated by Brick. Good action, character development and story line. Not Finder's best (still like Paranoia the best) but worth the credit and corporate suspense/thriller is a nice change from my typical choices of espionage and detective/mystery.
Like many of the others, I loved Paranoia and really liked Power Play. I thought Killer Instinct had zero excitement. It just kept going and going. I looked at my iPod many times to see how much of the book was left hoping it was almost over. I felt the book was over after 4 hours and couldn't imagine what was going to fill the remaining 8 hours. Turned out it was more of the same and what I felt was very predictable. The sales part was well researched and well presented and was accurate up to the Sales Manager level, but the real corporate world does not work as it was presented in this book above the VP level. I do love Scott Brick and thought he did an excellent job of the narration, I wouldn't recommend using a credit on this book.