Greed can be a terrible thing as you will find out if you read this amazingly good novel about the rise and fall of an IPO (Initial Public Offering) company in Austin Texas, and the people who rise and then fall with it. Joe Robbins, happily married with two daughters that he loves completely decides that he is going to take the job of CFO (Chief Financial Officer)at Connection Software. His job will be to help with the IPO process and make sure the company is in financially good enough shape for investors. He moves his entire family to a large and beautiful home. This all happened at the peak of the high-tech boom and Joe is convinced that he can make a killing. There is a core bunch of people of which Joe is now one. Then strange things start to happen-------people start dying.
Joe truly loves his wife and lets the women know when they start to come on to him at the office---until he doesn't. Joe and his wife become estranged and then--Joe catches her with someone-----
Then the stock market crashes and Joe and a lot of people are let go. More deaths start occurring. Joe decides that since he is almost positive the police think he did it-decides to help the police department discover who is really behind all the killing; almost getting himself killed in the process.
I found this to be a very fast read simply because I just could not put it down!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Joe Robbins is a chief financial officer with a beautiful wife, a burning desire for riches, and a history with boxing and guns.
It is 1999 in Austin, TX, at the peak of the high-tech boom, and Joe has a dream: He will take Connection Software public to win riches and financial freedom. Events proceed according to plan, until an employee commits suicide in a public way. Her motive is unknown.
Soon after, Joe leans far from his values to reach for the brass ring, and when he falls, he loses everything. To make matters worse, a director on the board is murdered, and Joe becomes a suspect.
Estranged from his wife, unemployed, and watched closely by the police, Joe struggles to redeem himself. To succeed he must use his analytical mind to solve the mysteries and his fighting skills to clean up the mess.
Greed, lust, and obsession breed frantic acts of deception, sex, and murder in the gripping tale of Hill Country Greed.
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About the Author: (from Goodreads)
For most of his career Patrick worked as a finance professional for corporations in the airline and high-tech industries. In 1998 he got his first position as a chief financial officer and has since served as CFO for five different companies, some large and some small.
In 2009, the company Patrick worked for was sold to a larger company, and he pursued a lifelong dream of creative writing. Over the next four years Patrick worked part-time consulting and spent the rest of his time writing.
In the fall of 2011 Patrick began writing Hill Country Greed. After more than a thousand hours of writing and revising, Patrick believes Hill Country Greed will entertain you.
He is now writing a second novel, Hill Country Rage
Patrick lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.
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