By Alan Cook
Karl Patterson, someday baseball card broker with no seen technique of help, does not get alongside all that good along with his father, even if he lives within the visitor condominium of his dad's property at the Palos Verdes Peninsula close to l. a. lease unfastened. So he's shocked whilst Richard Patterson, who's founder and CEO of a winning software program corporation known as Dionysus, asks for his aid to figure out no matter if the quantity 2 guy of Dionysus, Ned Mackay, has a playing challenge. maybe reason why Karl could or is probably not a compulsive gambler, himself, counting on whom you ask.
Richard assigns his govt assistant, the unique and impressive Arrow, to paintings with Karl. She appears to be like to have a few blood from each ethnic staff you could identify, and the simplest of every. She is helping Karl hook up with Ned, and Karl wangles a call for participation to fly with him to San Francisco, which brings up the query of what Ned's dating is to James Buchanan, a confusing one who likes puzzles, runs what seems to be an unlawful playing on line casino, and is CEO of a San Francisco conglomerate that owns a bit of almost every little thing worthy owning.
Before Karl could make any development, Ned is located lifeless in San Francisco with cocaine in his automobile. Karl is wondered by way of the San Francisco police, and now reveals himself attempting to make sure what occurred to Ned, and what impact this may have on his father and Dionysus. questions about James stay, simply because he turns out to wish to realize keep an eye on of Dionysus, and should aid Karl purchase a pricey baseball card.
Events hold Karl concerned lengthy after his father wishes him out. earlier than he is via, he will be a widespread flyer among L.A. and San Francisco, with sidetrips to Scotland and England. he'll need to tips on how to paintings with Arrow, get besides Jacie, Richard's younger spouse, attempt to enhance his courting along with his father, and--if he desires to survive--watch his back.
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I see you still have some issues to work out with your father. However, I hope you find out what's bugging Ned, because my stock options are riding on it. " "What do you think is his problem? " Arrow shook her head. " She shook my hand, got into her car and drove away. I watched her go, looking forward to lunch a lot more than I had been an hour ago. Chapter 3 BUSINESS PLAN I drove the few miles to Redondo Beach and spent an hour strolling along the street above the beach, trying to work out a plan of action.
The advantage of designing your own house is that you can build in extras like that. My father had torn down the previous house on the lot and built his castle from scratch. He liked nice cars. I could drive any one of them, except the classic Rolls Royce Corniche, in return for helping to take care of them. The second thing I learned from my father was, regardless of your income, always spend less than you take in if you want to become wealthy. Since I didn't have much income that was difficult to do.
What I had said suddenly registered on his face. " I'd better be careful or I might give away something about my real life. "Okay, so he's not the sharpest stock trader in the world. And I'm sure he has an accountant who handles his taxes. " "No, but there's more. Recently, he's been coming in late and leaving early. It's not like Ned; he usually works a minimum of 60 hours a week. Now, even when he's there he seems distracted. " My father shook his head, emphatically. "Ned never touches the stuff.