Ordeal of Riley Mcreynolds

Ordeal of Riley Mcreynolds

by Michael Orourke


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Ordeal of Riley Mcreynolds by Michael Orourke

The story takes the reader on a journey through a modern American corporation where bottom-line profit and individual glory take precedence over all else, including the welfare of ordinary employees.

As a senior administrative officer with a large insurance and financial services company, Riley McReynolds deals day in and day out with a wide assortment of egos, personalities and political game-players, led by the son of a backwoods religious fanatic who struggles mightily to grow rich and gain status through a finely tuned blend of bravado, social climbing, and the power of the imperial chairmanship.

Thinking he had seen everything there was to see when a prosecutor and criminal defese attorney, McReynolds is strangely unprepared for the Byzantine politics and insular dysfunction of The Lindbergh Companies. When, because of the company's relationship with a large and powerful area family, a routine government filing relating to an attempted money laundering becomes a political hand grenade, McReynolds finds himself at a moral intersection involving his own career and the welfare of Liddy Jonssen, an up-and-coming middle manager.

Against the backdrop of a massive downsizing and the political machinations of The Lindbergh's senior leadership, the author manages to entertain us with searing social commentary, side-splitting humor, and, ultimately, a touching tale of the central importance of individual responsibility and moral choice.

Michael O'Rourke is a former law firm partner, state district court judge, and corporate executive. He attended Creighton University and the University of Minnesota, where he received degrees in liberal arts and law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878391462
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Pages: 311
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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