Mine was Vertical Run by Joseph Garber
Mine was Vertical Run by Joseph Garber. My aunt left it behind after she stayed at our house for a visit when I was somewhere between 12 and 14. Knowing I was always needing something to read, my mom let me keep it without really knowing what it was about. We do end up discovering why everyone wants to kill poor Dave. But, I feel like the author took the easy way out. The way we (and Dave) obtain the information is plausible, but not quite in character and felt like Garber just really needed a quick way to end it. (a la Ransome ex Machina).
You think YOU had a killer workday.
Joseph R. Garber (August 14, 1943 – May 27, 2005) was an American author, best known for his 1995 thriller Vertical Run and for the articles he wrote on technology for Forbes magazine. Garber was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, moving often as an army brat. He attended the University of Virginia, but quit to join the . Army himself, eventually graduating from East Tennessee State University in 1968 with a philosophy degree.
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Vertical Run Joseph Garber You think YOU had a killer workda. et ready for the FASTEST thriller of the summer! Each morning in his 45th floor executive office, David Elliot savors.
By Joseph Garber Read by Stephen Lang. Soon to be a major motion picture from Warner Brothers and Peters Entertainment Company. Category: Suspense & Thriller. Category: Suspense & Thriller Audiobooks. Jul 01, 1996 ISBN 9780553573923. About Vertical Run. You think YOU had a killer workday. Get ready for the FASTEST thriller of the summer! Each morning in his 45th floor executive office, David Elliot savors the quiet moments until the workday begins.
In Vertical Run, you can escape into a world on fast forward, a drama that plays out with electrifying intensity. No one who reads this book will ever see the office the same way again. A Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection. I read Vertical Run twenty years ago or so when it first came out in paperback, and I just discovered that it still has a space on my bookshelves. It is entertaining, but for the most part it is an uninspired rehash of Die Hard with some Rambo mixed in for good measure, with lead character Dave Elliot arriving to work one morning to find everybody - up to and including his boss - trying to kill him.
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It wouldn’t have been hard. In fact, it would have been easy. It was one of those things that you can just let happen. It’s no work at all. It’s the path of least resistance. It’s the path of least resistance rug and smile at the corpses and say, Sorry ’bout that. And, the more you shrug at it, the easier it becomes. After a while, the sight of blood doesn’t bother you so much. Those things you used to think of as dead people undergo a sea change, and now they’re merely meat. You don’t call them human, you call them gooks, slopes, rice heads, Victor Charlie, chopstick Charlie.
No one who reads this book will ever see the office the same way again.