By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying mystery within which a surprising accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping mental online game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a super career.
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An up-and-coming government on the machine enterprise DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a guy whose company destiny is bound. yet after a closed-door assembly together with his new boss—a lady who's his former lover and has been promoted to the location he anticipated to have—Sanders reveals himself stuck in a nightmarish internet of deceit during which he is branded the villain.
As Sanders scrambles to protect himself, he uncovers an digital path into the company’s secrets—and starts to know cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to convey him down.
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How do you examine that, because the imperative individual responsible? ” “Well, I’d say the issues are of the order of value we typically event at this aspect. ” “I’m to listen to that,” Nichols acknowledged, “because prior at the present time, Meredith indicated to us that the issues have been truly relatively critical. She stated it's possible you'll also have to return to the planning stage. ” Shit. How may still he play it now? He’d already stated that the issues weren't so undesirable. He couldn’t backtrack. Sanders took a breath and stated, “I wish I haven’t conveyed the incorrect effect to Meredith. simply because i've got complete self belief in our skill to fabricate the Twinkle force. ” “I’m definite you do,” Nichols stated. “But we’re taking a look down the barrel at pageant from Sony and Philips, and I’m uncertain easy expression of your self assurance is enough. what percentage of the drives coming off the road meet necessities? ” “I don’t have that info. ” “Just nearly. ” “I wouldn’t are looking to say, with no unique figures. ” “Are special figures to be had? ” “Yes. I simply don’t have them handy. ” Nichols frowned. His expression acknowledged: why don’t you've them if you knew this is often what the assembly was once approximately? Conley cleared his throat. “Meredith indicated that the road is working at twenty-nine percentage capability, and that merely 5 percentage of the drives meet requisites. Is that your knowing? ” “That’s roughly the way it has been. convinced. ” there has been a quick silence round the desk. unexpectedly, Nichols sat ahead. “I’m afraid i would like a few aid here,” he stated. “With figures like that, on what do you base your self belief within the Twinkle force? ” “The cause is that we’ve visible all this before,” Sanders spoke back. “We’ve noticeable construction difficulties that glance insurmountable yet then get resolved fast. ” “I see. so that you imagine your prior event will carry actual right here. ” “Yes, I do. ” Nichols sat again in his seat and crossed his palms over his chest. He regarded tremendous disappointed. Jim Daly, the skinny funding banker, sat ahead and stated, “Please don’t misunderstand, Tom. We’re no longer attempting to placed you at the spot,” he acknowledged. “We have in the past pointed out numerous purposes for acquisition of this corporation, regardless of any particular challenge with Twinkle. So I don’t imagine Twinkle is a serious factor this present day. We simply need to know the place we stand on it. And we’d such as you to be as frank as attainable. ” “Well, there are problems,” Sanders acknowledged. “We’re in the middle of assessing them now. now we have a few principles. yet many of the difficulties may match again to layout. ” Daly acknowledged, “Give us worst case. ” “Worst case? We pull the road, remodel the housings and maybe the controller chips, after which return on. ” “Causing a hold up of? ” 9 to 12 months. “Up to 6 months,” Sanders stated. “Jesus,” an individual whispered. Daly stated, “Johnson recommended that the utmost hold up will be six weeks. ” “I desire that’s correct. yet you requested for worse case. ” “Do you actually imagine it's going to take six months? ” “You requested for worst case. i believe it’s not going. ” “But attainable?