The Power Broker

The Power Broker

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Christian Gillette, the hero of The Prot‚g‚, is confronted by a difficult choice when a powerful and mysterious organization sets out to gain a partnership in Gillette's company, Everest Capital; Jesse Wood, a charismatic liberal politician, asks him to be his running mate in his candidacy for president; and he discovers that there is no one left to trust. 75,000 first printing.

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Exposing high-level governmental corruption, conspiracy, and murder has garnered plenty of attention for Christian Gillette, the young dynamo chairman the famous New York private equity firm Everest Capital. Now the reputation he has built taking Everest to the top has been noticed beyond the boardrooms of high finance - by powerful people with potentially devastating agendas.
Christian's own attention is on Las Vegas, where he means to stake out a piece of the action by opening a new casino and launching an NFL franchise. But Sin City didn't get its nickname for nothing, and the mob soon makes it clear that Christian's company will have to pay if it wants to play in the nation's gaming capital. Christian has already taken on corporate pirates and cold-blooded assassins and lived to tell about it, but crossing the underworld could do more than just kill his brilliant career. It could crush his chance to fulfill his late father's political legacy.
Dynamic U.S. senator Jesse Wood is the odds-on favorite to make history as the first black president. And the man he wants beside him in the red-hot race for the White House is Christian Gillette. But Samuel Hewitt, a Texas mogul with billions to burn, has another fate in mind for Christian: to be part of a shadow organization, powered by wealth and bound by dark secrets, that has manipulated the course of American history for generations.
As the pieces of Hewitt's plot fall into place, and a twisted chain of intrigue, treachery, blackmail, and death gets tighter and tighter, Christian realizes - maybe too late - that in a grudge march between kingmakers hell-bent on victory at all costs, he may be the last pawn sacrificed.

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Exposing governmental corruption, conspiracy, and murder has garnered plenty of attention for Christian Gillette, young chairman of the New York private equity firm Everest Capital. Now his reputation has been noticed beyond the boardrooms of high finance--by powerful people with potentially devastating agendas. Christian's own attention is on Las Vegas, where he means to open a new casino and launch an NFL franchise--but the mob makes it clear that Christian will have to pay if he wants to play. Meanwhile, Senator Jesse Ford is the favorite to make history as the first black president, and the man he wants beside him in the race for the White House is Christian Gillette. But a Texas mogul with billions to burn has another fate in mind for Christian: to be part of a shadow organization, powered by wealth, that has manipulated American history for generations.--From publisher description.Christian Gillette is confronted by a difficult choice when a mysterious organization sets out to gain a partnership in his company, Everest Capital, and charismatic politician Jesse Wood asks him to be his running mate in his candidacy for president.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780345480606
9780345480613
0345480619
0345480600
Branch Call Number: FIC Frey, S 2006
Characteristics: xii, 300 pages ; 24 cm

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