Software By The Kilo

Software By The Kilo

by Larry Ketchersid


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Software By The Kilo by Larry Ketchersid

Jason and Kenny needed investors for their startup company but when Italian drug smuggler Roberto Campioni makes them an offer they can't refuse, they get more help than they bargain for: the Feds and Interpol are watching, the smuggler's cartel created in violence during World War II is crumbling, and Roberto's henchmen, even with their love of Clint Eastwood movies, aren't the type of corporate advisers the pair dreamed of. And all Kenny wanted was an island vacation with his new girlfriend... ---------------- "Our other merchandise is sold by the gram, or by the kilo" said Luca. Carmine smirked at Jason. "Think you can sell software by the kilo?" Jason returned the smile. "I'll sell it any way they'll buy it." ---------------- "Master hacking, topless snorkeling, wine, war, and corporate intrigue spin smoothly in Larry Ketchersid's fast moving, high octane second novel, spanning two continents, two time periods, and all kinds of friendship, business, and love. If you like high-tech action served with cultural savvy and keen human insight, you'll snap up Software by the Kilo." -Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates and New New Media "In Software by the Kilo, Larry Ketchersid writes about romance like a romantic, about computers like a geek, about the Mafia like a Don, about war like he's been there. Perhaps, best of all, he writes about ordinary people as though he were one." - Robert Flynn, author of Echoes of Glory and Wanderer Springs

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ISBN-13: 9780984304905
Publisher: JoSara MeDia
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Software By The Kilo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everything--a glamorous setting on a Greek island, well-drawn and unique characters that are funny and likable (except the bad guy who is hatable), a zinger plot, a back story of World War II that is told in a relatable way, not just filled with facts, and a great ending that leaves you poignant at one level, happy at another, and overall deeply satisfied. This book is a must read!
PamHedden More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun reading this book.  The characters were quirky and well developed.  The story was well researched and wonderfully written.  You should read Software by the Kilo. Kenny and Jason start up software businesses.  The first one was an amazing success.  The next, not so much.  But now they have a fabulous product that will revolutionize the industry . . . if they can find someone to invest in them in the wake of their recent failure. While Jason is busy trying to chase up the funding, Kenny gets a girlfriend.  A gorgeous girlfriend.  A girlfriend who is also an undercover agent trying to find evidence that Kenny pulled off one of the biggest and most daring cyber-attacks of all time.  And Kenny decides to go on vacation with his girlfriend, dragging Jason along. Jason accidentally meets some Italian businessmen who make him an offer they can't refuse.  And now Interpol is involved. While the author tells this very modern story of high tech and high finance, he also tells the story of the Italian businessmen and how their bond was formed during the second world war. Okay, I'm not going to tell you anything else.  Just buy this book.  I promise you will love it.
bshowell More than 1 year ago
Computer geeks, business people, hackers, beautiful women, family drama, murder, kidnapping, the mob and cops. Only in a book could all of these paths be possible and cross one another. Jason and Kenny are the computer geeks. They've had a one-hit wonder in the computer world but need to keep the momentum (and money) going by coming up with "the next big thing". Kenny is ok with the one hit and would rather continue taking advantage of his incredible luck landing a beautiful girlfriend. Jason's mind is always in the money. He's busy searching for someone to fund their new product. Through circumstances, he hooks up with a mobster - well-dressed, of course, who is looking to diversify. The mobster already employs one of the best hackers in the business - but what's his real agenda? Also, things aren't so rosy in the crime family. Who is for or against them? If this wasn't enough, the mobsters are being watched and so are Jason and Kenny. It seems Interpol's on the case, as are some US cops. It's obvious why the mobsters are being watched, but who's watching Jason and Kenny and why? Are they in danger? Is someone after them? Will they notice in time? Oh and that hot new girlfriend? She's undercover. Ready to catch them at whatever they're being watched for. One problem - she's actually falling for Kenny. This book had the most insane collection of characters and situations. But hey, that's ok - it's fiction! I really enjoyed the underlying plot of the book. Everything is not what it seems. This book had it all. Who's in love? Who's bad? Who's good? Who hates? Who's the criminal? Maybe bad guys aren't so bad after all. Or maybe they are. Who killed? Who will be killed? What's justified and what's not? I laughed through this book but was also touched. The author made these people in the book real with real feelings and real involvement in life. It's kind of a drama-comedy all wrapped up in a book. I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, but all in all, I enjoyed the slapstick quality of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago