Patrick Kelly



An entrepreneur must catch a killer to save the perfect team

Amateur boxer turned executive Joe Robbins moves his family to Austin to join a group of entrepreneurs running a high-tech startup: the charismatic CEO, the assertive and beautiful VP of marketing, and the brilliant engineering leads. As CFO, Joe rounds out the perfect team. Their plan is to get filthy rich with the IPO. But when the company falls apart, the IPO is canceled, and the board forces the CEO to fire Joe. With a pending tax bill he can’t afford to pay, Joe faces bankruptcy.

Then a director of the board is murdered. The police half suspect Joe but also need his help deciphering the dynamics of the perfect team. When a second director is murdered, the CEO fears for his own safety and offers Joe a huge reward to find the murderer. Joe readily agrees and tracks the killer using what he knows: spreadsheets, formulas, and logic, fortified with sweat and blood.

Joe better work fast for there’s no guarantee the killer won’t catch him first . . .

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“fast-paced and engaging, particularly the ever-changing cat-and-mouse games at the story's peak” - Foreword Clarion Reviews

“I can feel the Austin sun and taste the margarita as I visualize the team from Connection Software at the other end of the bar.” – Amazon reviewer

“I read The Entrepreneurs in one day because I couldn't put it down.” - Carol Fox, author of Ask Me Nothing

“a fast-paced murder mystery/thriller with twists and turns through the Austin high tech scene” - Amazon five-star review