SHIMMER by Eric Barnes

I read a review on Booking Mama today about a book called Shimmer, by Eric Barnes. It's not the type of book I usually read – it's a techno-thriller. But something about it appealed to me and there is now a review copy on the way to me, thanks to the kind people at Unbridled Books. From Amazon:

Shimmer Robbie Case is CEO of Core Communications, which in three years has grown from a small company to one that employs 5,000 people and has revenue in the multimillions. At 35, Robbie is on top of his profession, acclaimed around the world as a visionary. There’s only one problem: he’s a fraud. Core Communications isn’t a cutting-edge tech company; it’s a giant, incredibly elaborate Ponzi scheme in which revenue from sales of Core’s (fraudulent) technology masks from its clients the fact that the product doesn’t do what Core claims it does. Eventually and inevitably, the whole thing will come crashing down around Robbie—but when? And, further, is there anything he can do to protect his friends and colleagues from financial ruin? Robbie is one of those engagingly conflicted heroes who come along from time to time, an essentially good man who knowingly perpetrated a swindle of epic proportions and who will now do whatever it takes to minimize the damage. Fans of Joseph Finder’s big-business thrillers will definitely want to read this one.

Julie at Booking Mama said:

There were times when I was reading Shimmer when I couldn't put it down. I think a lot of credit goes to the author Eric Barnes for creating so much suspense. This isn't one of those books where there is a lot of action. In fact, almost the entire story takes place in Core Communications Office building. However, I could actually feel myself become shaky and nervous along with Robbie as he faced possible exposure to his secrets. This book really did make me feel like I was on a roller-coaster ride. The story was fast-paced and the characters' actions were at times frantic. It was a very suspenseful read!

If this book sounds interesting, I encourage you to read Julie's whole review.

Here is another positive review from Drey's Library.

I am excited to give this one a try.