Last year I read the manuscript for Eliot Peper’s then unpublished Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 and loved it. FG Press, the publishing company launched by Brad Feld, went on to publish it, and it got a lot of great press, because it blended the world of tech startups with a conspiracy thriller. It’s the first book in a three book series.
As soon as I read it, I asked Eliot was he was working on, and he mentioned a different writing project. I can’t remember my exact words, but I told him to drop everything and get to working on book two. He did, and FG Press published Uncommon Stock: Power Play right around Christmas, and it’s been sitting on my bedside table since.
Well, I read it this weekend and loved it, even more than book one. I tore through the last three-quarters of the book. The stakes have really been raised for Mara Winkel and her financial fraud detection startup as they identify one of the largest money laundering rings in the world. It is again an awesome blending of thriller and tech startup novel.
If you haven’t done so, go buy a copy. But start with Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 if you’re new to the series.
Eliot, I hope you’re writing book 3 right now. 🙂
Thanks for the review Will. Nothing beats hearing nice things about your own writing from one of your favorite authors. I want Mara to meet Cat some day!
I remember the exact conversation you’re talking about. It went something like this:
Eliot: “So, I’m working on a new story with new characters.”
Will: “Are you nuts?!”
Eliot: “What do you mean? I want to experiment with new things.”
Will: “You’re readers will hate you. You ended book one on a cliff hanger!”
Eliot: “Ahhh, good point.”
Thanks for teaching me to put my readers first! A story is a promise that must be kept.
Thrilled to see this review of Uncommon Stock Power Play from one of my favorite authors, @hertling! /@fgpress @bfeld http://t.co/ymdB5MAwVC
Great review of @eliotpeper books Uncommon Stock and Power Play by the awesome @hertling – http://t.co/nZiVKh5hx0