If you read novels to relax, this debut thriller by author Glenn Ogura, “Startup” is not for you. I was at the edge of my seat – frantically turning pages throughout. A modern yet timeless tale of good vs. evil. Integrity versus the morally bereft.
Set in and around California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, the novel features an idealistic young entrepreneur, Zack Penny and his mentor, the ruthless CEO of a major technology business. To further complicate things, this man, Allen Henley is also hi
It’s hard to believe that Startup is Ogura’s debut novel. It’s even harder to believe that this extraordinarily well-written novel was penned by an electrical engineer, since most engineers I know (including my husband) can’t write a grammatical sentence to save their souls.
Kirkus Reviews described Startup as “reminiscent of John Grisham’s The Firm,” and the comparison is apt. Like The Firm, Startup gives the reader an in-depth, and scary, look at a cutthroat world with which many of us are unfa
Decided to try this book based upon a reviewers description it was “Grisham like”. The book, an impressive achievement for a debut by Glenn Ogura, was a fast enjoyable read. The author seems to have the insight/background in the tech field and brought the business environment in Silicon Valley to light without technical terms etc. He showed good skill at character development and the story before the surprising ending, was very believable. Bravo!