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The Resource Paradime, Alan Glynn

Paradime, Alan Glynn

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Paradime
Title
Paradime
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Alan Glynn
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eng
Summary
After a stint as a private contractor in Afghanistan, Danny Lynch is back in New York. But nothing's easy. Work is hard to find and his girlfriend owes more than $30,000 in student loans. Danny is also haunted by something he witnessed at the base - a fact that could ultimately destroy him. Then he spots Teddy Trager, tech visionary and billionaire. These two men couldn't be more different - except for one thing: in appearance, they're identical
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  • Danny Lynch is floundering since his return from Afghanistan, where he worked for a private company feeding the troops. He gets fired after witnessing a deadly riot. Afraid to say anything, he meets with one of the corporate big shots, who assures him all is well as long as he keeps his mouth shut and who offers to help Danny find a job. Danny is grateful for the job as a prep cook in a fancy midtown Manhattan restaurant; his girlfriend is happy he found a job, and things seem to be looking up. Then, while looking out the kitchen window into the restaurant one afternoon, he sees a man who looks familiar. Very familiar. In fact, it is like looking in the mirror. Teddy Trager is the megasuccessful founder of Paradime Capital, and Danny becomes obsessed with his doppelgänger. Eventually they meet, with devastating results, and then things really start spiraling out of control. Suspend your disbelief, and go along for a superfast, thoroughly enjoyable roller-coaster ride with Danny. Glynn wrote The Dark Fields (2001), which was adapted into the movie and television series Limitless. -- Alesi, Stacy (Reviewed 6/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 19, p53)
  • Edgar-finalist Glynn (Limitless) updates The Prince and the Pauper in this breezy thriller set in the financial world. Danny Lynch, an Iraq and Afghanistan vet with mental-health problems, receives a letter that eventually leads to a job at an upscale Manhattan restaurant, where he spies his look-alike, Teddy Trager, a venture capitalist who runs Paradime Capital. Danny becomes obsessed with his doppelganger and quits his job, much to his girlfriend’s dismay. After Danny succeeds in impersonating Teddy at business meetings and in sexual dalliances with Teddy’s girlfriend, he boldly forges business documents. Then he meets Teddy face to face. When Teddy is killed, Danny is recruited to pose as Teddy to maintain Paradime’s business deals. But of course, Danny is just a puppet. By the time Danny realizes what he has lost and who is manipulating his new life and identity, readers will be several steps ahead of him. Only in the last two chapters does Glynn put an interesting spin on this familiar conceit. Agent: Antony Harwood, Antony Harwood Ltd. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed 06/06/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 23, p)
  • The plot twists can get a little confusing in the latest high-tech sci-fi thriller from Glynn (The Dark Fields, 2001, etc.). But at least readers will never be quite as confused as Danny Lynch, the story's unlucky not-quite hero.From the start, Danny is a mess: he's recently back from Afghanistan where he worked a low-level job in food services for the defense contractor Gideon Logistics. He's traumatized by his memories of witnessing a horrific act of violence for which Gideon officials were to blame; now their lawyers want to shut him up. But instead of making threats, they set him up with another, more desirable kitchen job in a high-end restaurant. The situation quickly turns strange when Danny notices that one of the restaurant's regular patrons looks exactly like him. He investigates online and finds that his double is Teddy Trager, a visionary investor and founder of Paradime Capital. Before long he's fully obsessed with Teddy—stalking him through New York, posing as him at public events, even managing to sleep with his girlfriend. Danny's own girlfriend, Kate, already mad at him for not having the courage to blow the whistle on Gideon, now fears he's losing his marbles. Until Danny and Teddy have their one face-to-face encounter, the story maintains a deliciously creepy atmosphere, with dark humor as Danny manages to sneak into Teddy's life. The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone. So the not-quite-resolved ending seems perfectly appropriate, even if you have to read it over to make sense of it.(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2016)
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10518612
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1960-
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Glynn, Alan
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novels
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  • Conspiracy
  • Suspense fiction
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adult
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Paradime, Alan Glynn
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000057670440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571316229
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)953367042
Label
Paradime, Alan Glynn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057670440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571316229
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953367042

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