A Cool Billion by Michael Perkins

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Money. Greed. Power.

Welcome to Silicon Valley, a place where wealth is counted not in millions, but in billions of dollars; where the ambition is to own not a fleet of cars, but a hangar full of planes; and where the Forbes 400 list serves as a de facto Social Register.

This is the world so vividly captured in this insightful debut novel. Written by the ultimate Silicon Valley insiders, Michael C. Perkins and Celia Núñez, A Cool Billion gives readers a glimpse of the exclusive and frenetic world of the decade's new power players.

A Cool Billion is a classic tale of avarice and ego, with a 21st century twist: An ambitious journalist, Steven Cavanaugh, pushes a friend to dig up confidential information about the high tech startup where she works. She agrees, and turns up dead the next day. Enraged and guilt-ridden, Steven pursues the man he suspects killed her—until he stumbles onto a billion-dollar conspiracy. Now the race is on: the conspirators are after Steven, and his only hope for survival is to elude them long enough to unravel their identities.


About Michael Perkins

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Perkins is an editor from Red Herring, Silican Valley's top technology and business magazine. Nunez is a veteran of several Silicon Valley companies, including Apple computer.
Published July 1, 2000 by iUniverse. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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