From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying thriller in which a shocking accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a brilliant career.
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“A fresh and provocative story.”—People
An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss—a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have—Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain.
As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company’s secrets—and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down.
“Crichton writes superbly. . . . The excitement rises with each page.”—Chicago Tribune
“A heart-stop story running on several tracks at once. Disclosure is up to [Crichton’s] usual locomotive speed.”—The Boston Globe
“Expertly crafted, ingenious and absorbing.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
The and makes up for the beginning
The beginning was terrible. I almost stopped. Glad I didn't. It picks up about a third of the way through and was a nonstop race to the end.
The age of the book was evident in some of the technology described (CD-ROMs and telephone lines to data bases?) but in others he was spot on (virtual reality). Otherwise an excellent read and highly recommended.
Finished over last night and I never read in bed. Usually get through one page and out. This book hooked me and intrigue was believable. Always makes sense and very sorry he’s gone! Excellent
Couldn’t put it down.