The Monopoly Factor [NOOK Book]

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I have just finished reading The Monopoly Factor and I was sad that it was over. I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, since I'm new to the author. I soon found that this was a "different" sort of mystery.

There are no gruesome bodies falling down chapter after chapter. The murders are there but they make sense. There was no unrealistic macho ...
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The Monopoly Factor

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Overview

I have just finished reading The Monopoly Factor and I was sad that it was over. I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, since I'm new to the author. I soon found that this was a "different" sort of mystery.

There are no gruesome bodies falling down chapter after chapter. The murders are there but they make sense. There was no unrealistic macho man saving the day for the meek woman. The characters in this story had depth and they were developed in such a way that I couldn't help but feeling for them.

Barry and Susan was just a wonderful jewel to read about and the relationship between Barry and his brother Noah was a nice piece of work to add to this legal mystery. There are separate scenarios taking place, and the author blended them seamlessly.

The story is solid and Mr. Saunders didn't disappoint me at all and I'll surely check out his other books. I Highly recommend this book to all my friends and to all readers. Have a good read.
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Editorial Reviews

J.P. Harrell
Saunders gives this mystery a feast of a story that feels authentic and wise. --
Montgomery Gazette
His characters are consistently genuine. I never stopped turning the pages. --
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011946639
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 340
  • File size: 466 KB

Meet the Author

Robert L. Saunders is the author of five novels. Including the Tommytown series, the author's autobiography set in the 1950's, The Monopoly Factor, a mystery of corporate deceit and murder, Gathering of Cans and John Paul Jones: Finding the forgotten patriot.
He has written a variety of genres including, Mystery, Romance, Womens Fiction, Family Drama, and Historical novels.

Along with paperpack versions, his novels are available on ebook, Kindle, Nook, etc., starting at $4.00.

The author lives with his wife, Janet, and their Miniature Schnauzer, Tux, in a house which he designed and built.
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  • Posted November 13, 2010

    Real life story makes for a Super Read!

    Once I started reading The Monopoly Factor I just couldn't put it down. I found the story to be unique, incredible and heartbreaking. And when I was done reading the story I could not stop thinking about the characters and how the author tied their experiences together. The characters were very likable, and the descriptions were super and not too drawn out. Also, the characters are skillfully woven from every perspective, sibling love, victim, bully, and they seemed authentic, and not contrived. I really liked how Mr. Saunders was able to capture so many character's feelings and thoughts. Also, I do applaud the author in his ability to bring all these character together with the main character Barry and create an awesome ending. Plus it didn't leave any loose ends; everything was closed up; leaving me with no lingering doubts about the story. If you're searching for a terrific, well-written mystery novel then this is the book for you. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to all my friends. Have a good day!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

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    A super and refreshing legal Mystery story!

    Saunders wrote a realistic and refreshing mystery novel. The characters are convincing. I really enjoyed the main characters Barry Foreman and Susan Graham. When you read their interaction you get the feeling that they care for one another and you hope that nothing bad happens to them. As a reader I couldn't ask for a more intriguing novel that is both fast moving and suspenseful and the characters are a delight to know.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

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    This is a Real People, from the heart Mystery!...Sharon

    Sorry, no stuffed swordfish being stabbed through the heart in this book. This story is completely realistic. The characters, the scenes, the plot resemble the real world in which we live. I found myself actually rooting for Barry and Susan just about the entire time I read The Monopoly Factor.

    In my opinion, The Monopoly Factor was well-written and the author's descriptions of the relationship between Barry and his brother Noah were touching and heart-felt. I could visualize the scenes with these two characters so easily and the author left little doubt that they adored one another. Then there were the files, in which the story is centered around. About mid way I was reading page after page trying to find out if Barry was going to protect Susan from Rudd. In my opinion, the image of Barry and Susan is the most captivating. Barry is such a down to earth person that you forget sometimes that he is a successful lawyer with 20 associates working for him.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to my friends.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

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    A mystery with wonderful plot and a Superb climax!

    There were so many things about this book that made it so good. The author had a way of holding my attention even if something suspenseful is not going on. That's what makes this book an excellent read.
    The Monopoly Factor starts out with Susan, a marketing analyst employed by the Rudd Corporation, stumbling onto top secret files that described the ruthless methods the CEO Carl Rudd had used to obtain a monopoly on the bar code scanner market. Once Susan learned that Rudd had found out that she had seen the files, she knew her life was in jeopardy. She went to see Barry Foreman, an attorney specializing in corporate crime.
    After Barry takes Susan's case he struggles to keep the growing feelings he has for her at a distance. I thought that Barry's character was great. There were parts in the book when I felt sorry for him especially when he had to lose the woman he truly loved. I would recommend this book to anybody.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

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    A refreshing, wonderful mystery story.

    Sorry, no stuffed swordfish being stabbed through the heart in this book. This story is completely realistic. The characters, the scenes, the plot resemble the real world in which we live. I found myself actually rooting for Barry and Susan just about the entire time I read The Monopoly Factor.

    In my opinion, The Monopoly Factor was well-written and the author's descriptions of the relationship between Barry and his brother Noah were touching and heart-felt. I could visualize the scenes with these two characters so easily and the author left little doubt that they adored one another. Then there were the files, in which the story is centered around. About mid way I was reading page after page trying to find out if Barry was going to protect Susan from Rudd. In my opinion, the image of Barry and Susan is the most captivating. Barry is such a down to earth person that you forget sometimes that he is a successful lawyer with 20 associates working for him.
    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to my friends.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

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    Kept me reading non-stop!

    The Monopoly Factor started out a bit slow but then it kept me turning each page with anticipation. The relationship between Barry, the attorney and Susan, the client, in the story was touching, but not boring. Saunders did a superb effort in developing his characters by showing both their weaknesses and strengths. This was especially true in developing the close relationship between the main character Barry Foreman and his brother Noah.

    The reverence between the two leads Barry and Susan is a warm, loving relationship. They get into just enough peril with the villain Carl Rudd and his henchman, Buzz Brunner, to make for a clever, mysterious plot. The author keeps the story clean without page after of foul language or long drawn out steamy sex scenes. A great read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

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    A Engrossing Mystery read!

    An all-too-common ingredient in the mass paperback storytelling formulas is a stereotypical 6 pack abs, 6' 2" macho male that woos the female into his clutches while escaping one trap after another placed in his path by the main villain. The author's, characters, and plots in this story don't fall into a stereotypical mystery. It's a real-life approach. The main plot involves Barry Foreman desire to protect his client, Susan Graham from Carl Rudd the CEO of the Rudd Corporation. Saunders portrays Rudd as a grandfatherly figure, a person that smiles a lot and never shows his true emotions or his deep hatred for anyone or any company that stands in his way to monopolize the scanner business.

    However once his chief of security, Buzz Brunner, delivers the bad news that Susan, has obtained secret files, that connects him to the murders of three people, Rudd reveals his true personality and he wants these files back. He has committed murder before and he will do it again.
    What will Barry and his brother, Noah, do to prevent Susan who by now Barry has fallen hopelessly in love with, from being Rudd's next murder victim? You must read it to find out. The book was a great reading experience.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    A wonderful story plus a low Nook/Kindle price of $4!

    The story was a bit slow starting out but then iit picks up the pace as Barry, the attorney and his brother Noah try everything in their power to stop Carl Rudd, the CEO of a large corporation,from killing Susan, by the hands of Rudd's assassin, Buzz Brunner. Now, I am in Barry's corner, cheering him on and the story kept me guessing 'til the very end.

    When I finished the novel the only regret I had was that I didn't have another new novel by Mr. Saunders to pick up and start reading! Enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

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    Kept me reading page after page. Excellent book.

    This mystery story kept me reading page after page to find out just what Barry (the attorney) would do next to save his client Susan Graham. The actions of the characters flow easily in this tale of corporate murder and deceit. The ending was just icing on the cake since the author had set up the scene with a cast of characters that I couldn't help but root for Barry and his brother, Noah. It's a great story that is not only believable but entertaining as well. You won't be disappointed.

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    Posted November 13, 2010

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