Verdict: Grabs the reader at every page and sets the stakes so high, so early on, that unearthing the conclusion becomes a must.
Wing Walking focuses on the realignment of the power structure of a successful family-run pharmaceutical company-and the ruthlessness of the deals and double-crosses that go with the terrain.
In the spirit of Gordon Gekko and the big dogs of Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker, the chief characters here are egomaniacal, but they have significant depth to them as well. Groome clearly knows his way around the business world, is familiar with the corporate lingo, and yet still has a deft emotional touch-his characters are eminently human and never feel forced. A love angle permeates the whole story, serving as a backdrop to the main plot, but the thrust of Wing Walking is an insider’s view of the shadiness of corporate America.
Wing Walking succeeds because it grabs the reader at every page and sets the stakes so high, so early on, that unearthing the conclusion becomes a must.
Reviewed by IR Staff
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