"Terminal Value is to the corporate world what John Grisham's The Firm is to lawyering: a taut, fast, relentless thriller. A most impressive debut novel." --Jim Champy, co-author of Reengineering the Corporation and author of Outsmart!
"Thomas Waite opens a window into the world of technology that even a technophobe can appreciate. Filled with tension, romance, humor, mystery and avarice, Terminal Value is a captivating tale that holds your interest right through to its surprising conclusion." --David Updike, author of Old Girlfriends: Stories and Out on the Marsh.
"Terminal Value is a lightning-paced, intelligent novel that will capture your imagination right up to its stunning conclusion. If you enjoyed Michael Crichton's Disclosure, then you will love this business thriller!" --Jack Bergstrand, author of Reinvent Your Enterprise.
"A terrific page-turner that rips back and forth between the art of the start-up and the art of murder, between a high-tech IPO and a techie who's DOA! Crackling good stuff!" --Alan M. Webber, author of The Global Detective.
From the Author
Terminal Value is inspired by my experience in business. While the story is completely fictional, I could never have written it had I not personally experienced some of the events that occur in the novel (of course excluding, among other things, murder!).
One reviewer wrote "Please don't go into business, proceed with your MBA, sell your company, or complete your next deal until you've finished this book. Terminal Value peers into the psyches of those with the wrong kind of ambition, allowing a rare glimpse into the dark side of IPOs, acquisitions, and the secret world of high finance, all wrapped in a turbo-timed thriller!"
So in addition to writing a novel that is a fast-paced, exciting story that both entertains and educates readers, I am also conveying the message that we need more honesty and ethics in business today.