The chairman of Crowe Power Company would seem to have it all: A storied name, a vast fortune, a global business empire, and a lifestyle that includes homes around the world and a private jet to take him wherever he’d like to go. All L. Robertson Robbie Crowe III lacks is respect.When Walker B.
Hope, the executive who turned around the Crowe familys failing business, is hailed on the cover of Fortune Magazine as possibly the best CEO in America, Robbie spirals into a jealous rage, setting in motion a power struggle that will leave only one of them standing.Jon Pepper’s satirical novel, A Turn in Fortune, captures the wild gyrations of life in a corporate America C-suite in dramatic and entertaining fashion as blue-blood Robbie and blue-collar Walker joust in the corridors and conference rooms of Crowe Power’s Manhattan headquarters.
Their fight is over credit for success, class distinctions, and the direction of a business that burns fossil fuels -– an embarrassing taboo in Robbie’s elite social circles.The entitled libertine scion Robbie and the self-made hard-driving perfectionist Walker couldn’t be more different, yet they also couldn’t be more alike: Both crave glory, are competitive in the extreme, and will ruthlessly push the people around them to get what they want when they want it.
Which is right now.There’s more than one turn of fortune in this compelling story, including a stunning conclusion that suggests their war is far from over.
Paperback: 212 pages Publisher: Independently published (August 26, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1719810850 ISBN-13: 978-1719810852 Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces ()