Kingdom Come

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Fourth Estate, 2006 - Advertising - 280 pages
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"For Thane Coder, a shot at running one of the richest, most influential corporations in America was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. And with his seductive, savvy wife, Jessica, showing him the way, his fate was decided." "All it took was a back door, a snowy night, and an old hunting knife to unlock more money than Thane could ever imagine." "After he murders his boss, mentor, and friend James King, Thane and Jessica leap into a life of corporate jets and tropical hideaways - a world of infinite luxury and privilege. But when King's son surfaces with suspicion and revenge on his mind, the Coders' empire begins to crumble." "Once an everyday American couple with a mortgage and weekend soccer games, they're now entering a twisted maze filled with federal agents, the Mafia, a son hell-bent on vengeance, and a relentless, old-fashioned tracker willing to follow this husband and wife to the ends of the earth to take them down." "In Kingdom Come, boardrooms become hunting grounds, handshakes become blood oaths, and even the people you hold closest to you - your family - become suspect."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Zac - Goodreads

JG Ballard is an excellent writer and this is another perfectly drawn, very dark and fascinating dystopian satire. Set in the suburbs of the UK and surrounding the mogolith that is the shopping centre ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mac Ince - Goodreads

spoiler alert: the guy gets the girl. I thought this was supposed to be a dystopia? Read full review

Contents

The St Georges Cross
3
The Homecoming
13
The Riot
21
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

J. G. Ballard was born to British parents in Shanghai, China on November 15, 1930. While a child during World War II, he spent four years in a Japanese POW camp. This experience was the basis for the emotionally moving novel Empire of the Sun, which he adapted into a successful movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. Before becoming a full-time writer, he studied medicine at Cambridge University and served as a pilot in the British Royal Air Force. Ballard is best known for his science fiction writings. His early works were heavily influenced by surrealism. Most of his novels deal with death and destruction of the human spirit. Novels such as Crash, Concrete Island, and High Rise portray a society that is devolving into barbaric chaos. Crash was made into a movie by David Cronenberg in 1996. The Drowned World describes an apocalyptic society, with a hero that ushers in the destruction of the world. His novel Empire of the Sun was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Empire of the Sun was filmed by Steven Spielberg in 1987, starring a young Christian Bale as Jim (Ballard). Ballard moved away from science fiction, but he is still considered one of the leading authors of the genre. He died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78.

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