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Book Title: Cold Cash War|
The author of the book: Robert Lynn Asprin
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 350 KB
Date of issue: September 1st 1992
ISBN 13: 9780441113828
Read full description of the books Cold Cash War:One of Asprin's earlier works, but one that still has impact and relevance in today's world, some 35 years after he wrote it. He took his cue from one of Frederick Pohl's books, "The Space Merchants". Multi-national corporations have become bigger and more powerful that governments. Instead of just spying on each other, they hire mercenaries away from the military around the world, getting the best-of-the-best. But instead of actually killing each other, they play a huge game of laser tag. When you're hit, it disables you.
But the Communication conglomerates up the ante, making corporate executives a part of the game and "assassinations" are now the newest part of the war. If you're "hit" by the laser, you have to temporarily retire. The caveat is, if you forget to switch your kill suit on and the "assassin" tries to shoot you 4 times, the 5th time, he or she can use real bullets.
Within this all is an entrepreneur named Tom Mausier who has tossed off the yoke of middle-management and corporate politics to run his own small company, dealing in information and, indirectly, espionage. He monitors the happenings between corporations in different parts of the world, putting together bits and pieces of information and requests for information until the mosaic forms a picture... and not one he likes (and the same one facing many small internet entrepreneurs today!)
Also, there are the "negotiators"... those that work on "setting the rules" for these corporate wars. Judy Simmons is one of them. She's tough-as-nails and no-nonsense, but something the corporations are cooking up has shaken her thoroughly... enough to confide in her most bitter rival.
It's well-written and engaging, though there are quite a few characters introduced early in the book. This gets a bit confusing, but you eventually sort it out. A good read for Libertarian types that are looking at Global Mega-Corps with a wary eye.
Read information about the authorRobert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves’ World anthology series with Lynn Abbey. Other collaborations include License Invoked (set in the French Quarter of New Orleans) and several Myth Adventures novels, all written with Jody Lynn Nye.
Bob’s final solo work was a contemporary fantasy series called Dragons, again set in New Orleans.
Bob passed away suddenly on May 22, 2008. He is survived by his daughter and son, his mother and his sister.
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