Killer Instinct

Joseph Finder; Read by Scott Brick

Macmillan Audio

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston andsworking for an electronics giant, a competitorsto Sony and Panasonic. He's a witty, charismatic guy who's well liked at the office, but he lacks the "killer instinct" necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason's been sidelined.

But all that will change one evening when Jason meets Kurt Semko, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Looking for a decent pitcher for the company softball team, Jason gets Kurt, who was once drafted by the majors, a job in Corporate Security. Soon, good things start to happen for Jason--and bad things start to happen to Jason's rivals. His career suddenly takes off. He's an overnight success. Only too late does Jason discover that his friend Kurt has been secretly paving his path to the top by the most "efficient"--and ruthless-- means available. After all, as Kurt says, "Business is war, right?"

But when Jason tries to put a stop to it, he finds that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable. And now it's far more than just his career that lies in the balance. A riveting tale of ambition, intrigue, and the price of success, Killer Instinct is Joseph Finder at his best.

*San Francisco Chronicle
** Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point!





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Praise for Killer Instinct

"This thriller is engaging from the opening lines and doesn't let up until the surprising end. Scott Brick narrates flawlessly… Brick maintains tension and builds nonstop suspense. This great performance is a perfect fit for the writing."--AudioFile on Paranoia--Winner of AudioFile's Earphones Award for truly exceptional presentations

"Scott Brick, a seasoned reader, knows just how to keep you on the edge of your seat with this one… Good "Company" for a long road trip." --AudioFile on Company Man--Winner of AudioFile's Earphones Award for truly exceptional presentations

"There's a new John Grisham in town!" --People Magazine (Critic's Choice) on Paranoia

"Jet-propelled…weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web…[with] a killer twist for the end." --The New York Times on Paranoia

"A built-for-speed thrill ride." --Wall Street Journal on Paranoia

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Joseph Finder; Read by Scott Brick

  • Joseph Finder is the author of several other thrillers, most notably the New York Times bestsellers Paranoia, Company Man, and High Crimes. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. He appeared on stage throughout the United States in productions of Cyrano, Hamlet, Macbeth and other plays. In addition to his acting work, Scott choreographs fight sequences, and was a combatant in films including Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He has also been hired by Morgan Freeman to write the screenplay adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. Scott first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Scott a Golden Voice and “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy.” He has read a number of titles in Frank Herbert’s bestselling Dune series, and he won the 2003 Science Fiction Audie Award for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. He has also won over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards. In 2007, Scott was named Publishers Weekly’s Narrator of the Year.
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    Killer Instinct

    Joseph Finder; Read by Scott Brick



    Macmillan Audio