Skyscrapers by Jill Wilson Brennan

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"The plot of Skyscrapers is suspenseful. However, the amount of the plot that is exposed in narrative, rather than dialogue, can sometimes make for a stilted read. More “showing” and less “telling” would improve the book’s flow. Brennan is a talented writer, and she makes up for the narrative difficulties with interesting characters and plot."
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Vern Webb has always taken pride in his ability to live in the present. As head of Midwest Industries, he seems like a typical CEO with typical challenges. But what no one knows is that he is harboring two secrets: his criminal past and an illicit drug laundering operation hidden within his company.

Webb’s competitor is Ellie Torquemada Smith, a beautiful Mexican immigrant who leads AgriBusiness. Smith, who has risen to dominance by pursuing powerful, intelligent, and wealthy men and learning everything she can from them, is scheming to take over Midwest Industries when a covert attack is launched, seemingly with the intent to destroy Webb by revealing his well-hidden past. After several bizarre shootings, Smith is shot herself in a hospital parking lot. As she slowly recovers, gun control lobbyists and NOW use the incident to transform her into a public heroine. Meanwhile, influential people intent on incriminating Webb and the drug merchants exert pressure and offer a bribe in exchange for Smith’s help. As a crisis mounts, neither CEO pulls punches, but neither does anyone else around them.

Skyscrapers is the compelling story of two self-made CEOS as their paths cross and one of them meets their destiny.
 

About Jill Wilson Brennan

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Published November 8, 2013 by AuthorHouse. 205 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sheri Bebee on Sep 20 2014

Wow. Quite the agenda going on in this story, and while I can honestly say I really liked Skyscrapers, it was a challenge to follow all of the parallel events and to decipher the significance of those events in the context of the story.

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on Dec 22 2014

"The plot of Skyscrapers is suspenseful. However, the amount of the plot that is exposed in narrative, rather than dialogue, can sometimes make for a stilted read. More “showing” and less “telling” would improve the book’s flow. Brennan is a talented writer, and she makes up for the narrative difficulties with interesting characters and plot."

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