By Joseph Finder
An off-site company occasion long gone disastrously mistaken. the biggest ransom in background. The price-tag: useless or alive. Now, in Joseph Finder's explosive thriller energy Play, it's as much as Jake Landry-a modest, regular man with a depressing, hidden past-to shop them all...
It was once the right retreat for a afflicted corporation. No mobile phones. No BlackBerrys. No autos. only a deluxe resort surrounded by way of millions of miles of barren region and a desolate seacoast.
Jake Landry is a junior govt on the Hammond Aerospace company, a gentle, modest, and taciturn man with a reward for protecting his head down-and a turbulent earlier he prays he is positioned in the back of him. Ordered to fill in for his boss on the annual offsite, he is out of his point. he is uncomfortable with the lavish lodgings and particularly with the smug, swaggering males who run the corporate and the single individual he understands there's the recent precise assistant to the CEO-who occurs to be Jake's ex.
Then a band of hunters, it sounds as if misplaced within the woods, crash the opening-night festivities. quickly the pros of a billion-dollar corporation, bring to an end from the remainder of the area, locate themselves on the mercy of a bunch of fellows with guns...and a crafty plan to take Hammond Aerospace for all it is worthy.
But the hostage takers aren't who they seem like and nor is Jake Landry. The excessive flyers hadn't sought after Jake to return alongside. Now he is the single one that can retailer them.
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