Retribution

Retribution

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Newly hired security director Mike Devlin confronts a deadly and brilliant assassin when the latter, an individual who is capable of defeating the most sophisticated security systems, targets Mike's CEO

Blackwell North Amer
"How hard can it be?" asks down-on-his-luck ex-cop Mike Devlin when he takes a plum job as the security director of a forty-story Manhattan office tower.
This hard: In less than two weeks Devlin will discover that a killer is targeting the company's top executives and that the building is accessible to entry and sabotage at a hundred critical points. And in less than three weeks, after a series of mysterious "accidental" deaths, the killer will be revealed as a world-class assassin, expert at penetrating the most sophisticated lockdown systems.
A highly sensitive deal-in-the-works prevents Devlin from going to the police, though all his instincts scream to do so. Nor can he rely on his own building-security prowess. He bluffed his way into the job.
Fortunately, the best thing about hitting bottom is that there's nowhere to go but up....
Retribution features a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at high-tech surveillance and executive protection; an affecting portrait of a hard-edged loner, Mike Devlin, who believes he has just one more chance to get it right; and a bathyscaph descent into a modern corporation where, frighteningly, the phrase "acceptable casualties" has secured a foothold. At once an electrifying cat-and-mouse thriller and a parable of cost/benefit accounting taken to its extreme, this is page-turning fiction at its finest.

Baker
& Taylor

Newly hired security director Mike Devlin confronts a deadly and brilliant assassin when the latter, an individual who is capable of defeating the most sophisticated security systems, targets Mike's CEO. $25,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060176402
0060176407
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 24 cm

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