Alpha Male: A Tale of the Battle of Commerce

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SCB Distributors, Oct 28, 2014 - Fiction - 225 pages
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The term alpha male comes from the social behavior of wolves, where the strong control and the weak submit. And this is very much what Alpha Male is about. The main sport of this novel, and the main arena in the fight for control and survival is the cutthroat world of commercial real estate in the fast lane of Los Angeles. At the beginning of the novel, Jack Kendrick gets fired from his job as sales manager for a high-power agency because he won't compromise his ethics. He lands on his feet and gets hired by another firm where a supposed subordinate--a selfish, sexy sales agent named Liz Peterson--has a rapid rise to power and wealth and is fast becoming a legend. The two get along and respect each other's talents, but a clash is inevitable, and when it comes it's over ethics, of which Liz has none. Alpha Male is full of wheeling, dealing, and intrigue. There are philosophical and ethical issues, such as the Hegelian search for truth and the struggle for a better world. And, like all good fiction, the issues are dependent on the characters. Jack has two especially strong and valuable allies: his son, Ian, and his wife, Lorna. Lorna supports Jack in his stand for truth while she shows him the power of love; Ian is the one to whom Jack must pass on his value system--even when that value system is not easy for him to understand.

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1 Consent
2 Time To Wake Up Lizzy
3 Lifes a Beach
4 Interview
5 And Theyre Off
6 Cattle Baron
7 Double Dealing
8 The Candidate
13 Welcome Back
14 Breakfast Meeting
15 Weve Cut Our Nuts Off
16 Hegelian Dialectic
17 Alpha Male
18 Squeeze Play
19 Second Best
20 Come to Jesus

9 The Investigation
10 Between a Rock and a Hard Place
11 Opportunity Knocks
12 Route 66
21 Of Marlin and Morality
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Sam Foster has worked in industrial real estate in Greater Los Angeles for over twenty-five years. He managed the largest office CB Richard Ellis, Inc., the largest commercial real eestate services firm in the world. He currently leads the Southern California industrial practice for Jones Lang LaSalle. His writings have appeared in Orange Coast magazine and the G.W. Review as well as in numerous professional journals.

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