Sunday, March 1, 2015

Disclosure by Michael Crichton

Synopsis : 

A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...A shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...These are the electrifying elements that you will find in this novel.

An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom  Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain.  But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss - a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have - Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villian.

As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company's secrets - and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down.

Disclosure  by Michael Crichton was written at at time when the world was experiencing great growth in the digital age. Because of that, it feels a bit strange as the digital age is not just already upon us but upon us fast and furiously.

Having being the case, the books is still enjoyable, focus solely in a computer firm with the issue of sexual harassment covering a much larger corporate espionage and cover up.  Tom Sanders can be any corporate rat who's life and career was perfect one day and under the bus the next day.  However, he is a man of action and he took actions into his own hand but at the same time by doing so is he playing into the hands of the enemy?

I was initially not too keen to read this book as the last book I read that was written by Michael Crichton didn't appeal to me.  However, the same could not be said about Disclosure.  For a walk down memory land on the emergence of the digital age, do give Disclosure a try.

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