Terminal Value

Terminal Value

by Thomas Waite


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ISBN-13: 9780985025809
Publisher: Marlborough Press
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Thomas Waite is the bestselling author of the celebrated Lana Elkins thriller series. Lethal Code was declared "Taut, tense, and provocative" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, the Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author, who quickly added "...this frighteningly knowing cyberthriller will keep you turning pages-not only to devour the fast-paced fiction, but to worry about how much is terrifyingly true." Trident Code followed in form. "Scary good," according to King Features columnist Dale Dauten: "The science and technology are as convincing as they are chilling, with an original trifecta of cyber, nuclear, and environmental terrorism all worked into one wild ride of a plot." Unholy Code finds Elkins fighting enemies of all stripes in the heart of America, battles that rage on the ground, in the air, and in the ever-escalating violence of cyberspace.

Waite's first novel, Terminal Value, reached #1 at Amazon. One reviewer wrote, "Terminal Value is to the corporate world what John Grisham's The Firm is to lawyering: a taut, fast, relentless thriller. A most impressive debut novel."

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Terminal Value 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
qwertyutopia More than 1 year ago
Plenty of plot twists keep the reader engaged to the very end. It compares (quite favorably) to Stieg Larrson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and is reminiscent of other well-know authors of this genre: Grisham, Chricton, Balducci, Patterson. Once I started this book I could not put it down. An excellent effort by a new author. Here's hoping that more is coming!
jadestar31 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I was really interested in the premise of this book. Coming from a Computer Science background, I was looking forward to the details of the ¿mobile computing business¿ even though others probably wouldn¿t be interested. For those that aren¿t fond of technical details, you don¿t need to worry, there aren¿t many. I did think the process of a start-up being bought seemed quite realistic and accurate. The beginning of the novel was a little slow and there were a couple of awkward passages. Also, some of the characters (like Rob) weren¿t well-developed.The plot moves at a decent pace, but I just felt it fell a little short when building up the intrigue. In fact, I¿d classify this book more as a mystery than a thriller because the whole book revolved around a murder and there wasn¿t much suspense after that. I wish that I had been on the edge of my seat to find out who the murderer was, but unfortunately, I wasn¿t. In fact, determining the murderer was a surprise, but a surprise that came completely out of left field.Overall, the novel didn¿t surpass my expectations, but it definitely met them! I did like the novel and Waite created a really interesting technology related mystery and I¿m glad I got a chance to read it. I recommend this for anyone interested in technology and ready to read a good mystery.
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
If you’re into corporate espionage, murder mysteries, and mayhem, then this novel is for you. What was supposed to be the merger of a lifetime for Dylan Johnson, complete with a huge payout, ends in murder, deceit, and lie after lie, leaving Mantric Technology in the hot-seat and losing money faster than it ever gained. Filled with many intricate characters, Waite rolls out his story focusing on the upside of mergers and buyouts, eventually turning the coin and showing the downside, as we’ve all seen in recent years as large robust companies crumble from the inside out. Though I’m not really a technology guru, I was able to mostly follow the high tech world in which our characters reside, and I enjoyed much of the story, however, certain points were a bit unbelievable for me, such as the lack of police presence and investigation into the murder of Dylan’s friend and colleague. I also have to wonder exactly how much one duo would be able to uncover on their own in a huge company like Mantric, but then again, I’m not in a huge corporate business and, having never worked with a corporation like Mantric, I’m also not worthy of making a call concerning validity. In my personal world, it seemed a bit strange, but certainly not too farfetched, and I enjoyed the story overall, but think those with more knowledge of the inner workings of corporations, buyouts, and technology would enjoy this more than I.
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MariaAscano More than 1 year ago
I have read many thrillers in my life, and "Terminal Value" is one of the best I have ever read. It is a gripping tale that immediately grabs your attention and holds it through more twists and turns than you can imagine until its stunning conclusion. This is a most impressive debut novel from Thomas Waite and compares favorably with other authors such as Grisham, Crichton, Balducci, Patterson and other accomplished writers. I highly recommend this novel and I hope Waite is planning a sequel.