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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday


My six sentence Sunday offering is again from my latest title: Shopping for Love.  The hero, Greg, has uncovered dodgy dealings at the investment bank where he is employed as a software developer and has reported this to the CEO.  Unfortunately, the colleague responsible for the illegalities happens to be the CEO's son.  Max Sandler's nepotism means that Greg's days at the bank are numbered.

He knew that simply by copying the faulty code to produce as evidence, he was in breach of contract and they could, if they thought of it, use the non-disclosure clause in his contract to bring about his disgrace and downfall.  Sacked on a technicality – a straightforward clause in his own contract.  He needed to act quickly before he found himself locked out from accessing important data.  He saw from the calendar he was due to see Max Sandler at eleven.  He spent the next half hour running a query to pull up data of all the companies likely to be interested in Mongolian investments and vertical integration with Kennago - and with a sufficiently high market cap to make them viable options.  In for a penny, Greg thought, in for half a million pounds.

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12 comments:

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Tense and intriguing six!

Paula Martin said...

This part of the story is inriguing - and I was impressed by your knowledge of computers and all the legal stuff!

elingregory said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I'll be back for more. :)

Cecilia Robert said...

Oohh poor Greg. crazy how someone can get trapped by the system/contract. You know whatever's going on is horrible, but at the same time risky to report it. ugh!
btw, did I mention that I love the book cover?
Great six. Read the sample on Amazon and enjoyed it alot. will def get a copy.

bw said...

Very intriguing. check out my six sunday
http://www.soniawrites.com/2012/08/six-sentence-sunday-his-backward-ways.html

Samantha Paige said...

Poor guy! I'd love to know what happens next.

Teresa Cypher said...

Well done. You've conveyed the sense of urgency he's feeling without saying that it's urgent. :-) Nice turn on the old adage: "In for a penny, Greg thought, in for half a million pounds."

ManicScribbler said...

Thank you all for dropping by and commenting - I love seeing you on my blog. xxx
Oh and Paula, my darling son was a big help to me on these subjects.

Wildcat's Wife said...

I suspect major conflict coming soon between Greg and the CEO's son. I showdown!

Maryellen Brady said...

I can feel the urgency in this snippet, what will he do? I hope to find out next week!

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