Killer Move: A Novel by Michael Marshall
By Michael Marshall
Stephen King hailed Michael Marshall's novel Straw Men as “a masterpiece . . . brilliantly written and frightening as hell.” Now, Marshall returns with this newest unnerving tale—a creepy, fast moving mystery that grips you from the 1st web page immediately via to its stunning finish.
invoice Moore already has much, yet he desires extra . . . much extra.
He's obtained a profitable task promoting condos within the Florida Keys, a profitable spouse, an exceptional marriage, a gorgeous condo. He additionally has a five-year plan for supersuccess, yet that plan has started to pull into its 6th 12 months with out reaping its meant rewards. So now Bill's commencing to combine it up—just a little—to speed up his means into the long run that he understands he merits.
Then one morning invoice arrives at paintings to discover a card awaiting him, without indication who it's from or why it used to be despatched. Its message is only one notice: transformed.
From that second on, Bill's lifestyles starts off to alter.
initially, not anything turns out very diverse. but if issues start to unwind quickly, and one after one other, humans round invoice begin to die, it turns into more and more transparent that somebody someplace has a truly assorted plan for Bill's destiny. careworn and offended, invoice starts off to struggle in contrast unseen strength until eventually he involves a terrifying, inescapable attention: Once transformed, there's no going back.
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How did consumers come to value Nike so much compared to its competitors? Nike is a seminal cultural innovation. Yet, conventional explanations avoid grappling with the cultural aspects of Nike’s innovation and, as a result, fail to explain why Nike was so successful. Many experts view Nike as a better-mousetraps poster child: Nike engineered the best shoes and earned a reputation for great performance as a result. But, as we demonstrate, this argument does not align with the historical facts. Nike’s famed shoe innovations happened early on and do not coincide with the brand’s takeoff.
The company was having trouble getting consumers to pay attention to its air-cushion technology. Jordan ﬂew through the air in superhuman fashion on the way to his patented dunks. Therefore, Nike management reasoned, he was a natural spokesman for ‘‘air’’ (never mind that the technology was to cushion shocks, not to propel mere mortals toward the rim). Nike went to the trouble of designing a unique Jordan shoe for this purpose—Air Jordans. What set them apart was the ﬂashy red and black design, echoing the team colors of the Chicago Bulls, in contrast to the white shoes everybody else in the league wore.
Ideologically speaking, the order of the day was a demand not only to revive the original industrious version of the American Dream, but to push these ideals even harder in the face of the economic challenges of the day. As the economy came to a halt, and along with it the increases in standard of living that had become a birthright, Americans struggled to ﬁnd out what went wrong and how they should respond. The emerging rough-and-tumble free-agent economy demanded a very different mentality from what they were used to.