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That’s right, a woman paralyzed from the neck down, with no sensation or movement in a majority of her body, and he has sex with her. The characters are predictable, and wooden. If all his books are like this then I am planning to read more books by him.

OVERLOAD by Arthur Hailey | Kirkus Reviews

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Georgos attempts to bomb Big Lil, but he is killed by the pump’s turbine blades. This is the situation faced by major industries in all countries.

After some time, Nim and Ardythe make love. Want to Read saving….

Haley’s books although they can hsiley towards the melodramatic at times. I found this what they call a real ‘page turner’ and was fun to get involved agthur for a fun fiction read But given the time frame this would have come out, it was way ahead of time trying to explain the compromise between nature and development.


Terrorists have just knocked out the biggest generator in the system, causing a colossal foulup. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Refresh and try again. Overload Arthur Hailey Limited preview – Kirkus Reviews called the novel “timely” and “certain to move fast”, but also noted that Hailey “heavily stack s the argument against nice-nelly ecologists”.

First, it is badly dated. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I first read this book many years ago. Later, Nim and Harry London, property protection president, go to Brookside, to catch power thieves.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Meanwhile, bomb-deaths are mounting as a well-to-do, youthful Marxist and his band attack plants, send letter-bombs, and try to blow up a hotel.

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This is one of a series of books that Arthur Hailey wrote that I suppose you could call dramatic thrillers, or something like that. The book is a fiction but at the same time it tells you how the Power industry works. hailet

You open an Arthur Hailey book expecting nitty gritties of the industry he is writing on. Thrown hailye for good measure are terrorists,explosions and a touching story about a paralyzed patient.



Please provide an email address. No, what this book iverload really about is the hero’s many, many, I mean many sexual conquests. Being someone who is interested in environmental preservation and renewable energy, this gave me a more in depth view on the -behind the scenes- politics involved in the field and the magnitude of the effort it would take for such monumental changes in our power consumption to take effect. The fact of the matter is that newer haioey plant will create damage to environment but is the damage worth it.

This story is centered around the utilities industry. Karen Sloan’s story is particularly touching, an emotional anchor in the otherwise dry subject.

Haley writes around a corporate theme; ie banking, automotive industry, airline industry, medicine, etc. Although the fanaticism is portrayed well, the reason behind it remains obscure. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.