When Karma is Corrupt - A corporate thrillerOn the surface Francis Scott-Wren appears like any other rich socialite - tailored suits, old world charm and significant wealth. A man born to privilege. But what only a very few know, is that Scott-Wren has a secret: he uses his wealth and influence to rid the world of greed and selfishness.Now he has his sights on ruthless powWhen Karma is Corrupt - A corporate thrillerOn the surface Francis Scott-Wren appears like any other rich socialite - tailored suits, old world charm and significant wealth. A man born to privilege. But what only a very few know, is that Scott-Wren has a secret: he uses his wealth and influence to rid the world of greed and selfishness.Now he has his sights on ruthless power broker George Schwartz, who directs Schwartz Inc. as a vehicle of personal profit and vengeance. Backed by his team of highly trained agents, including his loyal sidekicks Dhammakarati, a Buddhist monk, and the anti-social female agent Jo, Scott-Wren and his team set off on a collision course with Schwartz that will leave some dead and others exposed.As the action travels from five star hotels via Buddhist monasteries to the hallowed halls of the world's most powerful players, Scott-Wren engages Schwartz in a fierce battle of wits that exposes disturbing similarities between himself and his prey. What remains to be seen is whether they really are so different and how far Scott-Wren is willing to go for victory." ... fast-paced, enjoyable and well-structured ...". Henry Porter, author of The Bell Ringers.Full of action and international intrigue, Charlotte Mandrup's intense thriller is also an examination of significant moral dilemmas including whether the end justifies the means, personal gain versus the greater good, and the righteousness of vigilante justice. An unusual mix of business, action, existential themes, and meditation, readers will find themselves not only on a journey full of danger and violence but also of self-discovery. As thought provoking as it is entertaining, "When Karma is Corrupt" is a gripping exploration of human nature and the integrity of the world of big business.Second edition. Additional editing has sorted out a number of typos....
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When Karma Is Corrupt Reviews
I don't usually read thrillers these days, I'd never heard of the concept "corporate thriller" and am not very interested in the business world.Nevertheless, I found this book to be enjoyable and absorbing, it being a "different" sort of thriller portraying a group of people dedicated to eliminating unethical methods in the corporate world.The main characters on the side of "good" are Francis, Jo and Dhammakarati. Francis, a charming man born to wealth but with a murky family background, has made it his life work to combat greed and corruption in big business. To this end he has built up an expert team of fellow-collaborators. Jo, his friend and lover, is his main accomplice; she is a master of disguise, trained in the ancient martial art of bando, skilled in meditation and possessing immense self-discipline and emotional control (mostly). She is the one chosen for the most demanding and dangerous missions. Dhammakarati is Jo's dear friend, a Buddhist warrior monk.The main adversaries of this righteous band are the ruthlessly ambitious Schwartz and his murderously cold associate de Lingua.The action spans the world - Copenhagen, London, New York and Colombo in Sri Lanka.One of the interesting features of the book is the insight provided into the monastic world, the quiet disciplined life of daily meditation. One of the themes, though I feel it could have been elaborated on, is the dichotomy between the spiritual ideals and aims of the protagonists and the necessity of carrying out forcible measures. The very concept of a warrior monk exemplifies this dichotomy.The book is on the whole extremely well-written, though there a few typos and the like, and it thus could have done with more efficient editing. The author has a gift for physical description and her main characters are psychologically realistic. Perhaps certain aspects of the plot and characterization could have been more fully developed.The book is thought-provoking, since we are left with the question: "Are Francis and his team actually any better than their opponents or are they by their actions merely generating `bad karma'?"
Buddhism is generally viewed as a peaceful and contemplative spiritual discipline. How could Gautama’s teachings come into play as a means to fight the ruthlessness and greed of multinational corporations? Charlotte Mandrup’s novel manages to make it work as an engaging story. In doing so, she explores Buddhism as a spiritual path, and the need to curb the corruption that comes with the enormous economic power wielded by corporations. Read more
This was a good reads giveaway (thanks very much) and I am sorry I didn't like it.I don't like first person to start with (if its from the lead characters point of view it can be good) so that's one bad point the second was the first three chapters, as far as I got, were boring. On reading the premise I thought if well written this would be good, to me it's not well written, I just found the writing style annoying sorry. Not for me, the plot is good though so if you like first person give it a try
This book started off like one of the "Mission Imposible Movies", tons of action, but then it slows down to a lesser pace when you meet all the people. The murdered victims were both monks but we had little to go by other than the first one ran off from the murder's family. Otherwise it was a good story line.
First, this isn't for everybody. I would classify it as "thriller-lite". A blend of financial Robin Hood mixed with philosophy. All that in mind, I did enjoy it. It's good to try something different now and then. This worked for me.