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Author:
Douglas Kennedy
ISBN13:
978-0786216130
ISBN:
0786216131
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Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (January 1, 1999)
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Douglas Kennedy's outstanding new novel, THE JOB, is a thrilling page-turner involving downsizing . I read this book immediately after reading the author's book 'The Big Picture.

Douglas Kennedy's outstanding new novel, THE JOB, is a thrilling page-turner involving downsizing, blackmail and murder in the Manhattan business world. Ned Allen is young, smart, and upwardly mobile. The Job' is similar in book flow and page-turning technique. The book explores relationships in the business world, marriage in good and bad times, as well as how not all people you think to be friends have your best interest in mind.

All families are secret societies. A scandal at the small college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage, and his relationship with his only child

All families are secret societies. Realms of intrigue and internal warfare, governed by their own rules. Heady, excessive times. From the internationally bestselling author of The Moment and Five Days comes "the best book about Morocco since The Sheltering Sky. Completely absorbing and atmospheric" (Philip Kerr). Robin knew Paul wasn't perfect. A scandal at the small college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage, and his relationship with his only child Read online.

Douglas Kennedy was born in New York City in 1955 In addition to his books, Douglas Kennedy is a much-published journalist whose work regularly appears in such London publications as The Sunday Times, The Daily.

Douglas Kennedy was born in New York City in 1955. He attended the Collegiate School at Trinity College in Dublin, and graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976. Kennedy worked briefly as a journalist in Maine and as a stage manager in New York. In 1978, he traveled to Ireland for a two-week visit and ended up staying there, living in Dublin for the next 11 years. In addition to his books, Douglas Kennedy is a much-published journalist whose work regularly appears in such London publications as The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, British GQ, and Arena. Библиографические данные.

Douglas Kennedy is the author of THE BIG PICTURE, THE DEAD HEART and three travel books, BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS, IN GOD'S COUNTRY and CHASING MAMMON

Douglas Kennedy is the author of THE BIG PICTURE, THE DEAD HEART and three travel books, BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS, IN GOD'S COUNTRY and CHASING MAMMON. Born in New York City in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.

Douglas Kennedy is the author of THE BIG PICTURE, THE DEAD HEART and three travel books, BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS, IN GOD'S COUNTRY and CHASING MAMMON. Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to .

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Douglas Kennedy's previous twelve novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.

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At first, it's hard to like Ned Allen, the ambitious, yuppie salesman who is the protagonist of Douglas Kennedy's new thriller. Your "helpful" vote is greatly appreciated. You don't want to re-tell the whole story. I try for the hook that will make a person want to read this book.

Author Douglas Kennedy. Books by Douglas Kennedy: The Moment. 10 1. 10. A Special Relationship. Leaving the World. The Job., 10. Five Days.

A corporate world of blackmail and murder is exposed in a suspense thriller about Ned Allen who, downsized and desperate, seeks employment with a sleazy real-estate tycoon only to discover the true consequence of his job
  • Fans of Steven Frey (The Takeover) will love this book! It starts out centering on the daily highly pressured business of selling advertising in the computer magazine business. It then progresses to corporate takeovers, off-shore investment funds, and money laundering.
    The main character, Ned Allen, is one of the best salesmen there is because of his "closing" ability. His decision to follow ethical rules leads him to lose his job, his wife, and be literally thrown out to the street with no future prospects.
    Desperate for anything to keep him going he meets up with Jerry Schubert, a friend from his old hometown. Jerry seems to be a godsend, taking Ned in and helping with many of his prior problems (credit card debts, etc.) with ready cash and a fairly well-paying job. As usual, what seems too good to be true, is in fact that. As Ned finds out he is sucked into being a "slave" for Jerry and his shady dealings. A situation, which seems there is no way out of.
    I read this book in half the time it normally takes me to read a book. It is one of those difficult to put down books. I found myself stopping at the end of a chapter but being so intrigued that I needed to look ahead to the next chapter.
    The only distraction is that the book is written in first person. When dealing with thriller type fiction I usually don't like this technique because you know right up front that the storyteller is not going to die so some of the suspense is lost.
    I recently read another Kennedy book called "The Big Picture." As much as I liked that one, I think this book is superior overall.

  • Kennedy’s books are difficult to put down. He has the ability to sustain suspense from first page until last. Just when you think the main character’s life is at rock bottom, it gets worse, but somehow Douglas Kennedy manages to build a credible path out of the mayhem. Having read five of his books, I have found that they are very good, and he is capable of integrating numerous plots and themes into one coherent whole. I wish I could do that.

  • Douglas Kennedy is great a taking an arrogant yuppie, and bringing him down a few pegs, and does a great job here. For some reason, it's fun to see Ned Allen's high-style life fall apart, and then watch him try to hold it together. One big quibble: Any time the protagonist or anyone else flew somewhere (South or East or out of the Country) Kennedy would always mention in the book that it was an American Airlines flight. Even a flight to Cayman is on American Eagle. It was so distracting, at one point, for no reason, Ned is asked, "Are you flying Delta" and he says, "no, American." I thought maybe the airline figured into the plot later, but now, having finished the book, I'm wondering if Kennedy received a stipend from the airline!
    Otherwise, it was a quick, fun, page-turning read, and ironically, I finished the book while flying an American flight from Boston to LA, so maybe the subliminal messages worked!

  • Formulaic? Yes. Reminiscent of John Grisham? Sure. A real page turner? You betcha!!! "THE JOB", Douglas Kennedy's follow up to his terrific debut novel "THE BIG PICTURE", is a rollicking good read, and like his first book, deals with the Hitchcockian dilemma of a good man tripped up by fate. Ned Allen, an ad salesman for a successful computer magazine, seems to have it all---a beautiful wife, a Manhattan apartment. Then his company is sold, and he's fired. On the verge of losing everything, he takes what seems to be a job too good to be true, and discovers he has become a pawn in a dangerous game. Kennedy has an easy way with narrative, and sharp, witty dialogue that keeps you obsessively turning pages. His two books prove he's great at what he does, and I eagerly await his next book!!!

  • This book is a retread for me. The writing is not what I had remembered but the story is great. It begins with a stereotypical power couple enjoying their upper middle class lifestyle when with a twist or two of fate the whole thing becomes a nightmare. Not great literature but a compelling story. If you liked The Firm then this is a great book for you.

  • This is believable and exciting. It is light reading. A nice "get-away book" with a message: "Don't compromise your principles."

  • What I liked about The Job is its storyline, especially after 30% of the book. The characters are well-portrayed. Good story!

  • Geez this was one mean story. Just when you thought all was well, slam dunk time and it all just got worse, but knowing Kennedy it has to end OK, and thank god it did,but I sweated over this one!