An off-site corporate event gone disastrously wrong. The largest ransom in history. The price-tag: dead or alive. Now, in Joseph Finder's explosive thriller Power Play, it's up to Jake Landry-a modest, steady guy with a dark, hidden past-to save them all...It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a deluxe lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness and a desolate seacoast.Jake Landry is a junior executive at the Hammond Aerospace Corporation, a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down—and a turbulent past he prays he's put behind him. Ordered to fill in for his boss at the annual offsite, he's out of his element. He's uncomfortable with the lavish accommodations and especially with the arrogant, swaggering men who run the company and the only person he knows there is the new special assistant to the CEO—who happens to be Jake's ex.Then a band of hunters, apparently lost in the woods, crash the opening-night festivities. Soon the execs of a billion-dollar company, cut off from the rest of the world, find themselves at the mercy of a group of men with guns...and a cunning plan to take Hammond Aerospace for all it's worth. But the hostage takers aren't who they appear to be and neither is Jake Landry. The high flyers hadn't wanted Jake to come along. Now he's the only one who can save them.
American thriller author, Joseph Finder, was born in 1958 in Chicago, IL. His family lived in Afghanistan and the Philippines in his early years. His family returned to the US, where they lived in Washington (state), and in New York. Finder attended Yale University where he graduated with honors, and received a Master's Degree in Russian Research at the Harvard Center. He taught with the Harvard faculty, and says he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency, but declined their offer and decided to write instead.
His books include Paranoia, Company Man, The Fixer, Killer Instinct, Guilty Minds, and Power Play. Two novels, High Crimes and Paranoia were adapted to film.
He was a founder of the International Thriller Writers, and he also serves on the Council on Foreign Relations. He now lives in Boston, MA.