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Kaplan's reading of his own thriller offers listeners a mixed bag. He's not especially good at creating believable voices for his women characters and his children's voices are even worse. But Kaplan, who has spent two decades as a creative director at various ad agencies supporting many Fortune 500 companies, has obviously poured everything he learned into creating the hopeful voice and disposition of his protagonist, Ken Olson. Kaplan shines as Olson, who has just become divisional director of an Ohio-based plastics manufacturing company. He creates equally vivid and credible villains: a nasty trio including the company's CEO, vice president and a board member—all of whom want to see Olson fail and/or die. Kaplan's knowing thriller makes a good choice for a long business flight.
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“Glenn Kaplan’s Evil, Inc. does what the best thrillers do—it’s half a step ahead of tomorrow’s headlines.”--James Patterson
“A shock-wave thriller, Evil, Inc. is a roaring, paranoid delight about the real killers in the boardroom.”--Janet Evanovich
“Kaplan takes kill-or-be-killed business ideologies to psychopathic new levels in this deftly plotted corporate thriller…It’s Donald Trump meets Hannibal Lecter, with highly engaging results.”--Publishers Weekly on Evil, Inc.
“Evil, Inc. is a terrific, irresistible read. Don’t start it if you have something to do the next day.”--Steven Brill, author of After and founder of Court TV and The American Lawyer
“Suspenseful, sexy, and as swift-moving as a wire transfer sweeping a million bucks around the globe in an instant. Don’t miss it.”--William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Constitution on Evil, Inc.
“A gripping tale of battle for corporate control fought not with tender offers or proxies, but with murder and sabotage. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.”--Martin Lipton, founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz on Evil, Inc.
“A fine thriller ripped out of today’s Enron-like headlines. When I finished Evil, Inc., I had a sense that I’d really learned something about corporate America and the men and women who run the show.”--David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Dance With the Dragon