Hot Shot

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Author
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Author Pocket Books $7.99 (496p) ISBN 978-0-671-65831-1
Reviewed on: 04/01/2002
Release date: 06/01/1991
Hardcover - 978-0-7862-7450-5
Downloadable Audio - 1 pages - 978-1-4159-4067-9
Paperback - 496 pages - 978-1-4767-3115-5
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Phillips ( Fancy Pants ) recovers from a sluggish start to offer a fun and lively look at lots of `tales' already love, microchips and rock 'n' roll. In 1976, California socialite Susannah Faulconer is engaged to marry an up-and-coming executive in her father's technology corporation when Sam Gamble hustles his way into Susannah's well-ordered life with a revolutionary product: a prototype for a microcomputer, the work of electronics maven Yank Yankowski. Sam, a long-hairedp. 42 visionary, captures Susannah's imagination, and when he crashes her picture-perfect garden wedding, she hikes up her gown and hops onto the back of his Harley. Her euphoria is short-lived as she realizes that neither Yank nor Sam has the requisite business sense to succeed in pk their venture. She digs in, making the most of her upper-crust training and a few library books on business, but it's clear they need a professional. The unlikely entrepreneurs pique the interest of marketing wizard Mitchell Blaine. Mitch sees Susannah as Sam's ``woman trouble'' but when he tries to cut her out of the company, he learns that under the ex-debutante facade is a woman who can play hardball with the boys. (June)
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