The Boss

Author(s): Stanley Pottinger
Original Publish Date: Dec 05, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100011164
Released: Dec 05, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739346761
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The Most Precious Commodity On Earth From the author of the megabestselling The Fourth Procedure and A Slow Burning comes an unsettling and bold new thriller set in the high-stakes, no-holds-barred world of oil, where a driven man can make his fortune and a beautiful woman can win her soul-or both can lose their lives. Spin Patterson is a Texas Golden Boy with a company he's inherited from his father-in-law and built into a multibillion-dollar goliath. When Spin's wife, Audrey, files for divorce and threatens to sue him for everything he's worth, he must find a way to protect his massive empire. The stakes are as high as they come, and the levels of fraud and violence that Spin finds himself ready to use surprise everyone, most of all himself. Max McLennon, Spin's devoted young protEgE, has grown up in the shadow of oil rigs, where he's seen both his father and brother pay a horrible price. Now he is forced to choose between loyalty to his boss and justice for the blue-collar friends he grew up with. His choice must be made, but not without risking his life and the life of the woman he loves. This is a pulse-raising and electrifying rocket of a ride into the depths of corporate corruption and the search for the soul of a nation buried deep in the oil fields of Texas.

Professional reviews

"Black Eyes, a hush-hush project for finding deep oil beds, promises billions to the charismatic CEO of Gulf-Tex, Spin Patterson. Patterson wants to announce Black Eyes before it's ready, so Gulf-Tex stock will skyrocket. When his protŽgŽ, Max McClennon, stumbles across the truth, he sets out to expose Patterson's corruption. Robertson Dean's performance is intense, heightening improbable situations and one-dimensional characters, never letting the listener down, whether in fierce action sequences or torrid sex scenes. While there are fascinating details about the oil industry, oil rigs, and the roughnecks who work them, Dean's reading is the best reason to listen to this story of high-stakes oil investing, egomaniacal power, lust, and murder. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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