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Killer Instinct - A Novel

Joseph Finder

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston ands working for an electronics giant, a competitors to 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. *San Francisco Chronicle ** Pittsburgh Post Gazette Audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point!

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston ands working for an electronics giant, a competitors to 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. *San Francisco Chronicle ** Pittsburgh Post Gazette Audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point!
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Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston ands working for an electronics giant, a competitors to 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. *San Francisco Chronicle ** Pittsburgh Post Gazette Audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

12h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

20:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:15


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:26


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

12:07


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

16:40


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:50


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

23:03


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:16


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

18:24


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

06:32


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

13:40


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

10:57


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

04:32


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

16:34


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

12:01


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

05:23


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

07:28


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

10:26


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

10:50


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

21:38


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

20:56


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

09:53


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

13:00


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

05:47


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

06:01


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

10:16


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

07:59


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

09:20


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

08:54


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

05:06


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

06:10


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

11:07


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

03:04


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

12:34


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

13:29


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

05:55


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

04:31


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

18:27


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

05:58


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

06:03


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

21:33


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

08:28


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

16:55


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

06:49


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

08:31


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

16:47


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

14:40


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

15:35


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

09:37


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

13:14


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

13:10


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

08:01


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

14:31


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

13:03


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

08:30


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

10:51


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

09:08


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

02:27


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

03:21


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

28:45


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

11:43


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

15:13


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

00:34