Summary

No one knows the dark side of "The Street" better than master storyteller Stephen Frey, author of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day Trader. Now, in his most ambitious work to date, Frey proves that no writer can put a high-powered hero at greater risk, nor offer readers more thrilling rewards. A towering legend among New York private equity partnerships, Everest Capital is aptly named. When its founder meets an untimely death, 36-year-old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. But with the power and prestige come risks. The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes two innocent lives, Gillette instantly understands how intense those risks are.
It comes as no surprise to him that he has enemies in the world of multibillion-dollar deals. But now that he controls Everest, he's not going to let those enemies keep him from taking the firm, and himself, to even greater heights. Gillette has never hesitated to be aggressive, even ruthless, in his pursuit of success. This time will be no exception.
But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never trust anyone. The only certainties are the insidious campaign of corporate sabotage that could cost Gillette his job and the relentless assassination attempts that could cost him his life. To break a deadly conspiracy of greed, he'll be forced to walk, then run, an ever-blurring line between loyalty and betrayal, attack and retreat, survival and destruction...in the ultimate game of profit and loss.
With The Chairman, Stephen Frey presides with intensified skill over the market he has so dramatically cornered, sharpening his patented brand of hard-boiled high-finance intrigue to its keenest cutting edge yet.
©2005 Stephen Frey (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Polly on 20-05-14

A bit of Struggle at times

I did find that this started off quite jumbled and it did lose my interest a bit at times. That said, I did persevere and it wasn't too bad, I'm not sure that I would recommend as a really good listen and wouldn't purchase another by this author although he did seem to have an excellent knowledge of his subject.
Thought the ending was a little lame.

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5 out of 5 stars
By BDM on 18-07-13

Enthralling

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was hard to warm to the main charachter as he is a cut throught chairman, but overtime you got to see a warmer side to him, also most of his business associates where terrible charachters, so this helped

Plot great, very good investment of time and money.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Anderson on 19-04-05

Excellent!

This book holds your attention from beginning to end. Scott Brick is outstanding as usual. I look forward to more books from this author. Very good read!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Greg on 29-06-07

Cliche'

This book is terrible. It is predictable and almost cartoonish in its lack of realism. The story and the writing would be laughable if I hadn't paid for the book. How many times in one book can a person's eyes "flash" to the eyes of someone else? That line was in this book at least a dozen times. I was tempted several times to stop listening. I like escapist fiction as much as the next person, but this book really is dreadful.

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