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by Michael C. Perkins,Celia H. Nunez

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Michael C. Perkins,Celia H. Nunez
ISBN: 0595097340
ISBN13: 978-0595097340
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse (July 1, 2000)
Pages: 336
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Written by the ultimate Silicon Valley insiders, Michael C. Perkins and Celia Núñez, A Cool Billion gives readers a glimpse of the exclusive and frenetic world of the decade's new power players. A Cool Billion is a classic tale of avarice and ego, with a 21st century twist: An ambitious journalist, Steven Cavanaugh, pushes a friend to dig up confidential information about the high tech startup where she works. She agrees, and turns up dead the next day. Enraged and guilt-ridden, Steven pursues the man he suspects killed her-until he stumbles onto a billion-dollar conspiracy.

Michael C. Perkins, Celia H. Núñez

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Money. Greed. Power.

Welcome to Silicon Valley, a place where wealth is counted not in millions, but in billions of dollars; where the ambition is to own not a fleet of cars, but a hangar full of planes; and where the Forbes 400 list serves as a de facto Social Register.

This is the world so vividly captured in this insightful debut novel. Written by the ultimate Silicon Valley insiders, Michael C. Perkins and Celia Núñez, A Cool Billion gives readers a glimpse of the exclusive and frenetic world of the decade's new power players.

A Cool Billion is a classic tale of avarice and ego, with a 21st century twist: An ambitious journalist, Steven Cavanaugh, pushes a friend to dig up confidential information about the high tech startup where she works. She agrees, and turns up dead the next day. Enraged and guilt-ridden, Steven pursues the man he suspects killed her—until he stumbles onto a billion-dollar conspiracy. Now the race is on: the conspirators are after Steven, and his only hope for survival is to elude them long enough to unravel their identities.

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Gajurus
A Cool Billion by Michael Perkins (co-author of Internet Bubble and a founder of The Red Herring) with Celia Nunez have conspired to write a Silicon Valley based thriller with fast cars, fire power and fine dining (I'm thinking about the scene in the book at Buck's) If you are tired of reading all the dry tell all business books, take a vacation for a little while with an inside out view of the up down world of startup mania featuring real maniacs.
There is so much going on in The Valley that it's unrealistic to try to capture it all but the authors have taken the most important element (that being the fact that one can come up with a billion dollar idea and bring it at blistering speed to the market) and shown what can happen when competitors grab for it and start to rip it off in several directions at once.
As a local, it was fun to travel through the culture and the real streets of the Valley and Santa Cruz. Unfortunately, the really cool undiscovered Chinese restaurant which sounded so perfect turned out to be one of the few fictional locations which I discovered when I when to look for it.
The authors have the insider dope of a Puzo, the rapid fire scene shifting of Crichton and the money making potential of a King (even though in the Valley we aren't supposed to mention the money, but in this case....)
Buck's of Woodside
Wat!?
The main character Steven Cavanaugh who is a motivated writer for a high tech magazine the Digital Business.Steve gets partnered up with a new intern which of course he does not want, but together the start to put together information for the magazines next big article.They are going to interview the CEO of Hays Software . When the interview with Arthur Hays does not reveal enough information about the latest and greatest internet search engine called Cheetah steve turns to his long time friend who is the PR director at Hays. His friend winds up dead before he can meet with her to obtain startiling information about the company.So steve and his assistant are of on the chase to find out who killed his friend and what info she has that could be harmful to Hay's IPOThis was an alright book but definitely not high drama as in other mysterys. It read pretty fast but i felt it was not a great book therefore 3 stars
Thundershaper
A Cool Billion by Michael Perkins ( co-author of Internet Bubble and a founder of The Red Herring) with Celia Nunez have conspired to write a Silicon Valley based thriller with fast cars, fire power and fine dining (I'm thinking about the scene in the book at Buck's) If you are tired of reading all the dry tell all business books, take a vacation for a little while with an inside out view of the up down world of startup mania featuring real maniacs.
There is so much going on in The Valley that it's unrealistic to try to capture it all but the authors have taken the most important element (that being the fact that one can come up with a billion dollar idea and bring it at blistering speed to the market) and shown what can happen when competitors grab for it and start to rip it off in several directions at once.
As a local, it was fun to travel through the culture and the real streets of the Valley and Santa Cruz. Unfortunately, the really cool undiscovered Chinese restaurant which sounded so perfect turned out to be one of the few fictional locations which I discovered when I when to look for it.
The authors have the insider dope of a Puzo, the rapid fire scene shifting of Crichton and the money making potential of a King (even though in the Valley we aren't supposed to mention the money, but in this case....)
Jerinovir
A fun, fast read, with lots of detail about the fashionable world of dotcom startups and Internet finance. Especially good for a first novel - I hope there's another one in the works, perhaps with more adventures with the sympathetic (but not-in-the-picture enough) hacker Dan.
I'd recommend this book as entertaining suspense fiction for both Silicon Valley insiders and for people who are intrigued by how the Internet industry works. Though it is definitely a work of fiction to entertain not educate, there are still some basic explanations of how a number of business things get done in Silicon Valley.
Those asides are not always nice -- especially about the financial backers of the Internet Boom, investment bankers and venture capitalists. There's noticeable disapproval of dotcom greed. (For more in-depth information on topics like how the venture capital financing and IPO of Internet companies often work, "The Internet Bubble" is a useful read. It was co-authored by the same Michael Perkins who co-wrote this book.)
On the characters: they don't seem to be a direct who's who, but composites of some of the industry figures that are familiar to subscribers of "The Industry Standard," "Upside," "Business 2.0," and of course "Red Herring" magazine. "Digital Business," the publication where the novel's hero, Steven Cavanaugh, works, does seem to resemble "Red Herring" more than any of these other magazines. (Except for the comment about it always being published on time!)
I read the book in one sitting, and enjoyed it, save for only one implausible thing, and it's a doozy! (The rest of the book feels very well-researched.) The mystery is: How in the world can the female lead, Angela Madrigal, BY HERSELF (!) afford a one-bedroom apartment (even if it's tiny) with a RESERVED PARKING SPACE, in the far from cheap Noe Valley area of San Francisco, on just her junior reporter's salary! Especially when presumably she has a bunch of grad school debt and no trust fund, having grown up in a poor neighborhood. (And she seems like a nice girl in the novel too....)
All in all, a good, entertaining read, with a nice whodunnit twist at the end.
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