Only the Strongest Survive

Only the Strongest Survive

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by Ian Fox
     
 

The novel opens with a hair-tingling scene, as two men kidnap Emely Donnovan, one of the wealthiest women in America, and bury her alive. What is behind this horrific crime?
Raised in a strict religious institution, Emely never knew her parents. Fearing a life of poverty, she starts up a small business that deals mainly with buying and selling stocks. Thanks to

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The novel opens with a hair-tingling scene, as two men kidnap Emely Donnovan, one of the wealthiest women in America, and bury her alive. What is behind this horrific crime?
Raised in a strict religious institution, Emely never knew her parents. Fearing a life of poverty, she starts up a small business that deals mainly with buying and selling stocks. Thanks to her extreme dedication and knowledge, the company grows over time into a major conglomerate. In her desire for ever greater financial security, this beautiful, ambitious CEO has accumulated a number of enemies.
But now she finds herself locked in the basement of a remote house in the middle of a forest, watched over by one of her captors who makes her buy and sell stocks for him so he can get rich. Her challenge to survive becomes even more complicated when Emely’s captor falls in love with her. …

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032888192
Publisher:
Ian Fox
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
819 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ian Fox was born in Slovenia (EU), and has also lived in the U.S.A., France, and Germany. He is fluent in English, French, and German. Because of his extensive international experience, his books are set in the U.S.A. or Europe. Ian’s books have enjoyed great success in Europe. He has published three crime (mystery) novels that have sold very well and been ranked among the top 100 most borrowed library books in Slovenia. He is currently working on two new novels. Enthusiastic readers write to him, saying they can’t put his books down and read them in a few days. Individual libraries have ranked his works among the top ten, sometimes even the top five most-borrowed books.

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Only the Strongest Survive 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an infuriating yet excellent story all rolled into one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your usual kidnap srory.... surprise ending, very well writen,exciting and worth the read... I recomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to jbarr5 ppl dont have to buy the book. Just read their plot spoiler and you have the entire book. Bn, please ban this poster. They are one of a dozen plot spoilers who consistently spoil books by revealing the entire plot. They should be banned, fined and their posts deleted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read unexpected outcomr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish there was a second.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very long and convoluted novel. It has almost 800 pages and the author could have told the same story in a lot less pages. The same ground was covered over and over again. It is well edited. There is a lot of violence and sex, some of these topics are pretty disturbing. There is a small mention of religion, some animal abuse and at times, the author gets off topic. One reviewer on here summerized the story, to the point of being a plot spoiler, so I am not going to say much else about this novel. I gave it two stars, because of repetive nature of the plot and because I found it rather boring. I did not care for the characters, finding most of them very unlikable. This is a book where the victim suffers from Stalkholm syndrome. For adults. AD
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Only The Strongest Survive by Ian This book starts out with a kidnapping of the CEO of a huge company that is worth billions in the stock market. Although I don't normally read thriller books this one held my interest because of the many aspects of it. The book concentrates on those who now run the company and the decisions they make with Emeily gone-they are still not sure if it was a kidnapping or she just needed a week away from things. Love the story line and learning about the stock market. Her life is spared, brought back to life and must now live where she has no outside contact with others but has transferred 2 million dollars to John. She had taken over his familys company several years ago and now John wants what the company was really worth-10 million. One brother, Ronald has no idea she is alive again, last he left her was in the ground in a coffin, buried. I am caught up in the moment of reading this and I can't seem to read fast enough to find the answers I want. John leaves many nights and from her basement room she can hear the alarm that sounds when one comes and goes into the complex. The story goes back in time as to how she got the position she held at the company and then to the present: She does get to spend some time with John as she advises him what to buy and sell and they get to talk about the past. She gets to know him. Love the explanations of how to buy and sell and why. Journalism during war or earthquakes was a new one for me. I am totally petrified for her and then he announces he will set her free. There is some sex and at times it appears to be rather brutal and at other times it's just a passion for sex.