Millionaire bad boy Jordan Fawkes has problems. Big problems. That molten-hot intern he hooked up with at Comic-Con is now his assistant. No one can know they´re the stars of the cosplay sex tape that broke the Internet. Business school hopeful April Weiss has drama. Big drama. Working under the CFO of Draco Multimedia should be the opportunity of a lifetime for her, but Jordan Fawkes is the boss from Hell - a sexier-than-sin boss from Hell who holds all the cards for her future career. And then there´s the small problem of a certain video.... This novel is part of the larger Gaming the System series, but can be heard as a standalone book. No knowledge of the events from the previous three books is required to enjoy this one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Clarke, Kirsten Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044014de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Janet Malcolm´s The Journalist and the Murderer and Robert Greene´s The 48 Laws of Power, author Ryan Holiday examines the case that rocked the media world - and the billionaire mastermind behind it In 2007, a short blogpost on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel´s sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn´t consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private. This post would be the casus belli for a meticulously plotted conspiracy that would end nearly a decade later with a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, its bankruptcy and with Nick Denton, Gawker´s CEO and founder, out of a job. Only later would the world learn that Gawker´s demise was not incidental - it had been masterminded by Thiel. For years, Thiel had searched endlessly for a solution to what he´d come to call the ´´Gawker Problem´´. When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hogan with his best friend´s wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of page views and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuit - until it was too late. The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter´s ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean - for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture? In Holiday´s masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy, informed by interviews with all the key players, this case transcends the narrative of how one... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Holiday. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003381de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in Pacific City, a fictional southern California town nationally recognized for its safety. A promiscuous teenager is murdered: suspects include a respected football coach, family members, an escaped convict and a high school student planning to replicate the Columbine massacre. A white supremacist group within the police department intent on furthering its racist agenda inhibits the investigation, led by a former Marine hero. The murdered girl was seeing a therapist for treatment of a sex addiction. Her promiscuity, revealed in her diary and exposed on a homemade sex tape, led to her murder. The lead detective on the case, a widower, falls in love with one of his subordinates who, unknown to him, an undercover FBI agent is sent to investigate the racist cops in the department. Their budding relationship is derailed when she is slain by one of the racist cops leading him to exact revenge outside of the justice system in a manner reminiscent of how he gained Marine Corps fame as The Ghost. This debut novel, The Final Word by Frank J. Infusino Jr. is sure to keep the pages turning. Frank is a former Marine Captain with service in Vietnam. Frank also served as a teacher, high school principal and public school superintendent in southern California for many years.
In 2016, one of the giants of modern journalism fell: Gawker Media, infamous for saying what other outlets wouldn´t say, was sued for publishing Hulk Hogan´s sex tape, lost the case and went bust. After countless other lawsuits it seemed that Gawker had finally run out of luck. But luck had nothing to do with it. Peter Thiel, PayPal founder and billionaire investor, had masterminded the whole thing. Still furious at an article that had outed him 10 years previously, and increasingly disgusted at Gawker´s unscrupulous reporting methods, Thiel had spent nearly a decade meticulously plotting a conspiracy that would lead to the demise of Gawker and its founder, Nick Denton. After a multiyear proxy war through the Florida legal system, the settlement of $140 million in favour of Hogan ended it. The verdict would stun the world, and so would Peter´s ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean - for free speech? For privacy? For culture? In Holiday´s masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy, informed by exclusive interviews with all the key players, this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire or the current state of the free press. It´s a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious - and successful - secret plots in recent memory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Holiday. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001513de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.