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Terminal Value
by Thomas Waite

Published: 2012-02-14
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When Dylan Johnson sold his mobile computing business to Mantric Technology Solutions - a red-hot technology firm about to go public - he thought he and his partnerswould realize their wildest dreams. But before the deal is even completed, Dylan senses that something isn¹t quite right. He should ...
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Introduction

When Dylan Johnson sold his mobile computing business to Mantric Technology Solutions - a red-hot technology firm about to go public - he thought he and his partnerswould realize their wildest dreams. But before the deal is even completed, Dylan senses that something isn¹t quite right. He should have trusted his instincts. He quickly finds himself marginalized and his partner and best friend Tony suspects that they are all caught in sinister web of deceit. The very night of Mantric¹s wildly successful public offering, Dylan discovers his best friend dead ­ and is convinced he was murdered. Dylan forms a close alliance ­ and romantic relationship ­ with his former partner Heather and the two follow an electronic trail into Mantric¹s secrets, only to discover that the death of their friend is the result of a betrayal they never could have imagined.

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Excerpt

Chapter 1 January 7, 2:00 a.m. Boston Dylan Johnson’s mind never reached a deep, rejuvenating sleep that night, but hovered at the edge of the netherworld of sleep paralysis, where faces roamed around his body in an unnerving silence. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

The author of Terminal Value has set his story in the high intensity world of technology. The protagonists are young, intelligent and ambitious, while the executives of the acquiring company are older, experienced, jaded (and some, unethical). After reading this novel, what elements did you feel worked best to capture the feel of this world?
There are a lot of exciting scenes in the book. Which was your favorite, and why?
Do you think that modern business is as brutal and tough as depicted in this novel? If so, what contemporary examples come to mind?

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

Note from the author:

Terminal Value is a taut thriller that paints a riveting picture of young entrepreneurs whose dreams of success selling their start-up to a technology company going public are quickly shattered by unethical executives and a heinous murder. While I majored in English Literature, I ended up in business. As an entrepreneur that built and sold my own firm to a pre-IPO technology company, I realized that my personal experience could be the basis of a novel. While Terminal Value is completely fictitious, readers should see this as a cautionary tale of power, greed, and unethical – even criminal – behavior in business.

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  "terminal value"by bhale (see profile) 07/30/12

our club enjoyed the story. would have like to see little more character development. we wanted to know how christine got her job, more about background of Ivan ( the security chief) and the hacker.

 
  "Terminal Value by Thomas Waite"by monk69 (see profile) 05/18/12

This book was a new genre for me and I found that by page 30 I didn't want to put it down. The action moved quickly and the characters were so very real. Business, IPOs, and financial mayhem all wrapped... (read more)

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