Joseph Garber Rascal Money

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Rascal Money

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The greedy, bumbling head of a fifth-rate company, attempts to take over one of the country's most prestigious firms and oust its Ivy League CEO

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Business analyst and consultant Garber has a good time with his first novel, and readers will too. When American Interdyne Worldwide Inc. and its bumbling president, Brian Shawby, announce a planned corporate takeover of the nation's second largest computer company, PegaSys Inc., CEO Scott C. Thatcher believes the attempt will be a laughable failure. But there are other forces at work--most importantly a Japanese businessman still bitter over WW II and eager to gain a foothold in the American computer industry--and PegaSys is soon in real danger of being lost. Heading up the defense team are corporate hot shots Mike Ash and Louise Bowman, who are also secretly in lust and perhaps even in love, struggling to hide their affair from the straitlaced Thatcher as they try to save his company. Adding to PegaSys' troubles is a mysterious computer hacker known only as Wintergreen, who seems able to penetrate any security system. In this outrageous yet pointed commentary on contemporary business, Garber's targets range from Hollywood producers to Rastafarian cab drivers, mobster-run labor unions to Japanese executives. A significant message about the manner in which we do business today is hidden in all the hilarity.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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An upstart computer company that now rivals IBM, PegaSys becomes the target of corporate raiders fronted by Brian Shawby, arguably the world's most incompetent businessman. Seeking to thwart the maneuver that could destroy his company and all it represents, PegaSys founder Scott Thatcher and his oddly assorted defense team also must deal with their own physical and psychological nemeses while facing situations that give new meaning to "hostile takeover." Peopled with a host of types--aging boy genius, female executive wed to her career, obsessive hackers, ruthless Japanese mogul, a union boss right out of Damon Runyon--Garber's tale somehow manages to work. The result is an entertaining account of how the good guys prevent the villain from foreclosing on the farm. The language may offend some, but this one is recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/89. -- Judith A. Gifford, Salve Regina Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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