Startup – Book Review
When a publication as illustrious as Kirkus Reviews calls your very first novel “a solid business thriller” and says that you’ve “competently craft(ed) a novel reminiscent of John Grisham’s The Firm” – it’s time for serious readers everywhere to sit up and take note.
Those are mighty big footsteps to follow in. I still remember the thrill of reading John Grisham for the first time. And, I’m excited to report that the hype surrounding new author Glenn Ogura is right on the mark.
If you love action-packed thrillers whose plot and characters are drawn from real-life situations that you could easily imagine yourself in – if you love fast-paced fiction that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the night – you will want to add Startup by Glenn Ogura to your list of must-read books!
Startup tells the tale of two men – master manipulator Allen Henley, the CEO and founder of DisplayTechnik and Zack Penny – an idealistic engineer who is employed by Allen and dating Allen’s daughter, Mary Anne – who find themselves pitted against one another from the very start.
You are immediately plunged into the action of Startup as the opening pages reveal two acts of betrayal that set the stage for the remainder of the book:
- Zack and a team of DisplayTechnik employees are secretly planning to start their own high-tech company that will launch an international revolution through the creation of wall-paper thin displays, in spite of the non-compete agreements they signed with Display Technik.
- Allen is aware of their plans and has already set in motion a series of actions that will destroy Zack’s company – his reputation – and his relationship with Mary Anne.
If you have ever doubted just how ruthless the business world can be, Startup will leave your head spinning with its action-packed, twist-laden plot!
Glenn’s keen grasp of his subject matter, combined with his talent for writing engaging dialogue, make Startup a pleaure to read!
Startup is a riveting book from a first-time novelist. I look forward to reading more from this dynamic writer in the future!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
(Readers, please note that this is not a profanity-free book.)
Startup Blog Tour
This review was brought to you as part of the Startup Virtual Book Publicity Tour. To read more reviews, interviews with the author, and guest blog posts, be sure to visit other stops along Glenn’s tour!
About Glenn Ogura
Glenn Ogura earned a degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s University in Canada. He is currently the executive vice-president for a New Hampshire-based laser micro-machining company.
Glenn lives with his wife in California. In addition to his love of writing and talking technology and the study of business ethics, he plays tennis.
Startup is Glenn’s first novel.
For More Information
- Visit Glenn’s Website.
- Visit the Startup Blog Tour Page.
- Connect with Glenn on Facebook and Twitter.
- Startup is available on Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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