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Virtual Vice

Virtual Vice

by Jason Kays
     
 
In the fast paced world of new media startups, the “cocktail napkin to boardroom” paradigm rules, as do drugs, violence, treachery and legal manipulation: otherwise known as Twenty-First Century corporate best practices. Easy deals are the currency of success, and penny stocks and NASDAQ are the new blow. This then is the backdrop for Jason M.

Overview

In the fast paced world of new media startups, the “cocktail napkin to boardroom” paradigm rules, as do drugs, violence, treachery and legal manipulation: otherwise known as Twenty-First Century corporate best practices. Easy deals are the currency of success, and penny stocks and NASDAQ are the new blow. This then is the backdrop for Jason M. Kays’ Virtual Vice, an engrossing crime thriller filled with twists, turns and back stabs.

Disenchanted entertainment attorney Ian McKenzie is caught in the golden handcuffs of a successful legal career that has him drained and disillusioned. His most recent client was last seen drunk and naked atop a Vancouver club delivering an impassioned soliloquy to unseen observers. Just as things seem miserable and pointless, Ian meets charming but dangerous Scott White, former drug trafficker turned legit dotcom scion. Scott convinces Ian to come on board to help manage his Internet startup, Metropoleis Multimedia. Luck seems to turn and the glory days of the dotcom boom promise to reverse fortunes and make everybody rich and famous. Unfortunately for Ian, CEO Scott has simply transitioned from the organized crime of the Cali Cartel to the organized crime of Wall Street. His wife, Clarice Westwater, heads a high-end brothel. As the CEO's confidant and consigliore, McKenzie soon finds himself mired in a world of stock market scams and white collar crime.

Fast paced and written with wit and suspense, Virtual Vice will keep you entertained while it keeps you guessing and wanting more. Told in the tradition of the best in the crime thriller genre, Author Kays masterfully weaves characters you love to hate with complex plotting to produce a satisfying and thrilling tale of murder, mayhem and corporate excess gone terribly wrong. Virtual Vice is a treat for all crime thriller buffs and for anyone who just loves a well-written book.

Editorial Reviews

April Pohren
For anyone looking for a 'can't put down', suspense filled story, Virtual Vice is your perfect choice! Author Jason Kays displays enormous talent through his vivid character portrayals and action packed scenes. Virtual Vice is very well written and will hold the reader captive from the first sentence until the very last . . . . One bit of caution, however, be sure to be prepared for late nights and loss of sleep - once you start reading, you will find it impossible to put down!
Cheryl Malandrinos
If you like wild rides, Virtual Vice is for you. Beginning with Ian McKenzie discovering his client naked and teetering on the edge of the veranda outside his hotel room, you're certain from the get go that this is no ordinary story. The author's love of music and his experience as an intellectual property attorney in information technology and entertainment law are clear from the onset, and it is his well-developed, complex characters that readers will appreciate the most.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012570666
Publisher:
Jason M. Kays
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
458
File size:
414 KB

Meet the Author

Jason M. Kays is an intellectual property attorney with fifteen years experience in both information technology and entertainment law. Kays is an accomplished jazz trumpet player and his passion has always been music, technology, and convergence of the two in today's digital age.

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