Market forces

441 pages

English language

Published April 17, 2005 by Del Rey/Ballentine Books.

ISBN:
9780345457745
OCLC Number:
55016258

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4 stars (1 review)

From the award-winning author of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels--a turbocharged new thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment, and freedom is a dangerous proposition . . .A coup in Cambodia. Guns to Guatemala. For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling. In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other--in exchange for a share of the spoils. To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator: sharp-suited, hard-driving gunslingers who operate armored vehicles and follow a Samurai code. And Chris Faulkner is just the man for the job.He fought his way out of London's zone of destitution. And his kills are making him famous. But unlike his best friend and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has a side that outsiders cannot see: the …

2 editions

Absurd but fun

4 stars

The most enjoyable aspect of this book is that it takes place in a world where all aspects of corporate culture have been taken to absurd extremes. Apart from that, it is Richard Morgan's usual bleak and violent vision of the future that I have come to love.

Subjects

  • Success in business -- Fiction.
  • Corporate culture -- Fiction.
  • Commercial crimes -- Fiction.
  • Big business -- Fiction.
  • Businessmen -- Fiction.
  • Antiheroes -- Fiction.
  • Young men -- Fiction.