Killer Instinct

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joseph Finder
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Thriller
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston andsworking for an electronics giant, a competitorsto Sony and Panasonic. He's a witty, charismatic guy who's well liked at the office, but he lacks the "killer instinct" necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason's been sidelined.
But all that will change one evening when Jason meets Kurt Semko, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Looking for a decent pitcher for the company softball team, Jason gets Kurt, who was once drafted by the majors, a job in Corporate Security. Soon, good things start to happen for Jason--and bad things start to happen to Jason's rivals. His career suddenly takes off. He's an overnight success. Only too late does Jason discover that his friend Kurt has been secretly paving his path to the top by the most "efficient"--and ruthless-- means available. After all, as Kurt says, "Business is war, right?"
But when Jason tries to put a stop to it, he finds that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable. And now it's far more than just his career that lies in the balance. A riveting tale of ambition, intrigue, and the price of success, "Killer Instinct" is Joseph Finder at his best.

Reviews (3)

Killer Instinct

Written by Anonymous on September 18th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Struggled to make it halfway through the 2nd CD and gave up. Nothing was happening and I didn't care about any of the characters.

Great Suspense

Written by Sandi on October 25th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Good read to the very end. It took turns you would never suspect ...

Killer Instinct

Written by Anonymous on November 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Anyone who has everyone worked for a large organization---especially in sales---will relate to the dynamics and the undertones. Story moved along quickly and, although some plot lines were obvious, I was always fully engaged. Worth reading especially if you enjoyed his other book, Corporate Man (unsure of exact title).

Author Details

Author Details

Finder, Joseph

Joseph Finder is the author of The Moscow Club (1991), Extraordinary Powers (1993), The Zero Hour (1995), and High Crimes (1998). He is an expert on Russian affairs, international politics, and intelligence, and has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, and The (London) Times.