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Morgan's conflicted protagonist, Chris Faulkner, is a comer known for one spectacular kill that shot him to the top of mid-range global capital firm. He parlays his reputation and skills as a driver into a job in the emerging field of "Conflict Investment" at the world's hottest and hardest firm. Soon he finds himself running with the big dogs and rises to the top of a brutal realm, but his ascent is quickly threatened by vicious senior partners, gold-digging suitors, fame, fair-weather friends, and his own nagging conscience.
Market Forces is at once an anti-globalization treatise and anime fantasy meets The Road Warrior. Morgan employs the graphic-novel imagery of his two previous novels to create a disturbingly brutal picture of slash-and-burn capitalism run amok. There are times when Faulker's moral quandries seem hollow in the face of his actions but this isn't Crime and Punishment. Enjoy the ride and "come back with blood on your wheels or don't come back at all." --Jeremy Pugh
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The protagonist is certainly no Kovacs, either, although I suspect that is what Morgan wanted.
Well written, uncompromising characters and a very good story driven by the business challanges of Conflict Investment.
I don't think that's actually true, but again I wouldn't hate on a book just for saying something I disagree with.
A bit of a let down actually, I was expecting something similar to the Takeshi Kovacs books. But found the characters and background lacking. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kwaij
Generally I am drawn to Morgan because he can write...his prose is original and direct. In this book he takes a story line which initallly seemed somewhat twisted and not quite... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Taken to its logical conclusion, the dream of capitalism as a meritocracy is shown with all its warty glory in this violent but entertaining novel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Picks up pace as you go, couldn't put it down. To be or not to be, that is the message.Published 9 months ago by Steve Gillman
I don't know. I just did not like this. I most disliked the bizarre and implausible death car battles by corporate executives. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lee J Poston
I can't say enough good things about this book. It's muscular, imaginative, exciting, inspiring, and, for want of a better term, masculine.Published 13 months ago by Tommy Paine
Doesn't come near the author's other work. I found this book a tiring read, which did not come up to my expectations.Published 17 months ago by oliver elbling
Captures you from the beginning and challenges your thoughts and views on just what ia acceptable in the corporate worldPublished 19 months ago by Simon Taylor
In a brutal dystopian future, corporations have begun making business out of global conflict. A major bout of worldwide depression has left the majority of the population trapped... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Action Jim