Vertical Run

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Bantam Books, 1995 - Fiction - 305 pages
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Dave Elliot is forty-seven, in great shape, and a very successful New York executive. Every morning he kisses his wife good-bye and then jogs through the streets of Manhattan to his executive office suite on the forty-fifth floor of an ultramodern skyscraper. Here, every morning, he showers and gets dressed for the workday. But today is going to be no ordinary day. Today everyone Dave meets will try to kill him. To Dave's mounting horror, he discovers that his colleagues, friends, and even his family want him dead. He can't imagine why. He's trapped in a fifty-story Park Avenue office tower - alone and without a friend in the world. Armed gunmen guard every exit, and a team of ruthlessly professional mercenaries are running a floor-by-floor search. Commanded by a cold-blooded and utterly unflappable leader named Ransome, Dave's enemies expect him dead before lunchtime. They're wrong. Because Dave once was a soldier - and a very good practitioner of a very bad business. Even though it's been twenty-five years since he returned to civilian life, his old instincts are coming back. As the men who pursue him will soon learn, Dave Elliot is not the sort of man cut out to be prey. Nor has he any intention of dying quietly. Or alone.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
42
Section 5
74
Section 6
106
Section 7
117
Section 8
157
Section 10
214
Section 11
231
Section 12
240
Section 13
268
Section 14
304
Section 15
307
Section 16
308
Copyright

Section 9
185

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About the author (1995)

Joseph R. Garber is the author of the international bestseller Vertical Run and two other novels. Prior to becoming a novelist he was a journalist and businessman. He lives in northern California, where he is working on a new thriller.

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