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Riding the Brand
     

Riding the Brand

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by Bruce Makous
 

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When his brother and his brother's girlfriend die in separate incidents within days of each other, young Philadelphia entrepreneur Hubble Countermine thinks their drug-crazed lifestyle may be to blame. But when his brother's suicide looks more like murder, Hubb wonders if these misfortunes may not somehow be connected with his recent entrepreneurial good fortune. He

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When his brother and his brother's girlfriend die in separate incidents within days of each other, young Philadelphia entrepreneur Hubble Countermine thinks their drug-crazed lifestyle may be to blame. But when his brother's suicide looks more like murder, Hubb wonders if these misfortunes may not somehow be connected with his recent entrepreneurial good fortune. He turns to Leo Mastrone, a private investigator he hopes will help him find out who killed Nicky and Mar.

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ISBN-13:
9781591330684
Publisher:
Hilliard & Harris Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.57(d)

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Riding the Brand 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wondered, can a detective novel that delves into the similarities between venture capital firms and organized crime be a fun read? Well, I discovered that it could if that book is 'Riding the Brand' by first-time novelist Bruce Makous. Snappy dialogue, somewhat likeable bad guys, and flawed heroes reminded me of Elmore Leonard's style, but Makous is true to himself. Makous has developed a unique work of fiction that reflects the corporate headlines of the past few years. The story engaged me from the start, and really took-off like a bullet out of a semi-automatic once I got to the halfway point. As I was propelled to the climax, I just had to keep reading to the end. As a result, I didn't get to bed that night until very late, but it was well worth it. If you want to settle in with an entertaining thriller while also taking a look at the controversial side of the business world, this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wondered, can a detective novel that delves into the similarities between venture capital firms and organized crime be a fun read? Well, I discovered that it could if that book is 'Riding the Brand' by first-time novelist Bruce Makous. Snappy dialogue, somewhat likeable bad guys, and flawed heroes reminded me of Elmore Leonard's style, but Makous is true to himself. Makous has developed a unique work of fiction that reflects the corporate headlines of the past few years. The story engaged me from the start, and really took-off like a bullet out of a semi-automatic once I got to the halfway point. As I was propelled to the climax, I just had to keep reading to the end. As a result, I didn't get to bed that night until very late, but it was well worth it. If you want to settle in with an entertaining thriller while also taking a look at the controversial side of the business world, this is the book for you.