The First Billion

The First Billion

Book - 2002
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John "Jett" Gavallan is a former fighter pilot, now the high-flying CEO of Black Jet Securities, an investment firm that earned its first billion before the techno dream crashed and burned. Poised for an offering crucial to his company’s survival, Gavallan is banking on the riskiest gamble of his dazzling career. In exactly six days, he will take Mercury Broadband, Russia’s leading media company, public on the New York Stock Exchange. But rumors of fraud have suddenly surfaced that could send the deal south. Gavallan makes a preemptive strike by dispatching his number-two man--fellow Desert Storm fighter pilot Grafton Byrnes--to Moscow to penetrate the shadowy Russian multinational. When Byrnes fails to return, Gavallan fears the worst. But the truth is even more diabolical than he can imagine.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780440234692
Branch Call Number: FICTION REICH...C
Characteristics: 438 pages ; 25 cm


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ChristchurchLib Apr 10, 2016

When Jett Gavallon, a former military pilot turned corporate tycoon, head of Black Jet Securities, becomes involved in an ambitious deal to bring a Russian high-tech company to the U.S. Stock Exchange, he uncovers information that the company may not be what it seems and that its chairman is one of the Russian mob's most dangerous and ruthless bosses.

Jan 03, 2011

Good book. Interesting, fast-paced, and well written. A couple of extra elements in the plot that were not really necessary and instead of helping actually distracted from the main action. However, still a good read


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