The First Billion

The First Billion

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Baker & Taylor
When Jett Gavallan, a former military pilot and now the head of Black Jet Securities, becomes involved in a deal to bring a top Russian media company to the New York Stock Exchange, he uncovers information that the company may not be what it seems.

Blackwell North Amer
John "Jett" Gavallan is a former fighter pilot, now the high-flying CEO of Black Jet Securities, an investment firm that earned its first billion before the techno dream crashed and burned. Poised for an offering crucial to his company's survival, Gavallan is banking on the riskiest gamble of his dazzling career. In exactly six days, he will take Mercury Broadband, Russia's leading media company, public on the New York Stock Exchange. But rumors of fraud have suddenly surfaced that could send the deal south. Gavallan makes a preemptive strike by dispatching his number-two man - fellow Desert Storm fighter pilot Grafton Byrnes - to Moscow to penetrate the shadowy Russian multinational. When Byrnes fails to return, Gavallen fears the worst. But the truth is even more diabolical than he can imagine.
Plunging into a desperate search for his best friend, the renegade top gun is suddenly fighting a different kind of war, where there is no safe harbor and no one he can trust. Not Konstantin Kirov, the elusive head of Mercury Broadband who may not be what he seems. Not the bankers and traders Gavallan does business with every day. Not the exotic beauty who has told him all her deepest secrets - except one. Suddenly Jett finds himself trapped in a conspiracy that could shatter the delicate balance between nations - and plunge the global economy into chaos. Hunted by the F.B.I. and a band of elite killers, Jett races from Palm Beach to Zurich to Moscow in a desperate search for answers. But for the brave ex-commando haunted by visions of war, the truth comes at a terrible price. With Mercury rising and the hours ticking down, he is moving closer to a place where murder and revenge are the currency of choice...and where the first billion is the ultimate insider secret - and the deadiest obsession of all.

Baker
& Taylor

When Jett Gavallon, a former military pilot turned corporate tycoon, head of Black Jet Securities, becomes involved in an ambitious deal to bring a Russian high-tech company to the U.S. Stock Exchange, he uncovers information that the company may not be what it seems and that its chairman is one of the Russian mob's most dangerous and ruthless bosses.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780385333672
0385333676
Branch Call Number: FIC Reich, C 2002
Characteristics: 438 pages ; 25 cm

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ChristchurchLib Apr 10, 2016

When Jett Gavallon, a former military pilot turned corporate tycoon, head of Black Jet Securities, becomes involved in an ambitious deal to bring a Russian high-tech company to the U.S. Stock Exchange, he uncovers information that the company may not be what it seems and that its chairman is one of the Russian mob's most dangerous and ruthless bosses.

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rahmmie
Jan 03, 2011

Good book. Interesting, fast-paced, and well written. A couple of extra elements in the plot that were not really necessary and instead of helping actually distracted from the main action. However, still a good read

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