J.W. Garton lives in the hills outside Melbourne, Australia. His favourite writers include Penelope Fitzgerald, Patrick White, Peter Temple, and Kazuo Ishiguro. He has published two novels: “Maltese Twist” and “The Gilly Gilly Man”.
Corporate rivals are competing for the job of CEO as their company faces lethal challenges. But what does it take to be CEO? Are they natural-born leaders? Do they have the right combination of charisma and resilience? Alliances shift, marketing strategies disintegrate, international partnerships are hopelessly complex, careers are destroyed, and executives fight to the death. It’s a brutal race to the top, and only one of them can win. To the victors go the spoils, but is it worth the cost?
Philip accepts an offer from a stranger in a cafe to leave his comfortable life in Melbourne for a risky adventure in Iran as a consultant on a water rights project. The fact that he knows nothing about Iran, water rights, or consultancy work does not stop him. Nor does he anticipate that his charismatic new boss will lead him on a roller coaster ride involving a revolution, large amounts of cash, and a mysterious death.