Poison Pill

Glenn Kaplan

Forge Books

Caught in a war that pits greed and ambition against conscience and love, Emma Conway faces the fight of her life—to save her family, her company, and everything she treasures. 

Emma is finally living the dream—a happy second marriage and a great career. She has built Percival & Baxter’s painkiller, Acordinol, into a huge success.  But her dream becomes a nightmare when a Wall Street raider threatens a hostile takeover. Worse, the raider is no ordinary cutthroat but her ex-husband Josh Katz, father of their teenage son.

P&B’s Poison Pill defense implodes when a mysteriously tainted batch of Acordinol starts killing people, including P&B’s CEO.  Emma is put in charge as P&B’s stock plummets.

Her ex’s game traps her in a web of secrets locked within secrets.  A shadowy Russian oligarch behind Josh is lusting after the holy grail of drugs, the first Viagra for women.  And a clandestine romance between Emma’s son and the oligarch’s estranged daughter puts them in the crosshairs of their parents’ mortal combat. 

New York
Times bestselling author Glenn Kaplan looks inside the heart of today's business world to create page-turning suspense in a powerful tale of a woman who leans into success—and discovers deadly peril.

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Viktor Volkov stared at the encrypted satellite phone on his desk.
“Chort, nu zvoni zhe!” he barked in Russian. Ring, you damned devil, ring!
Suddenly, he hated the sight of its fat little antenna.
He was waiting for the most important call of his life.
Well, the most important call of the last phase of his life.
No, no, it was the start of his new life.
At fifty-five, he thought, he must have a good twenty—no, thirty—years left. With


Praise for Poison Pill

For Poison Pill:

“High suspense, big money, romance, murder, very good storytelling—who could ask for anything more?”
—James Patterson, New York Times #1 bestselling author, on Poison Pill

“Tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense in a thriller that resonates with reality, tragedy, and triumph.  Kaplan plays the reader like a virtuoso.  All I want is more.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author


“Well worth the wait. Kaplan’s plotting and pacing are superb, his writing is crisp, and his characters come alive on the page. A sophisticated and thoughtful thriller.”—Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author

“Great reading… ranges from Russian oligarchs to the American worlds of drug research and the equity markets, all of it in a mode of high suspense.”—Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author

For Evil, Inc.

“A shock-wave thriller, Evil, Inc. is a roaring, paranoid delight about the real killers in the boardroom.” —Janet Evanovich, New York Times #1 bestselling author

“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

“Glenn Kaplan’s Evil, Inc. does what the best thrillers do—it’s half a step ahead of tomorrow’s headlines.” —James Patterson, New York Times #1 bestselling author

“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

“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

“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

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  • GLENN KAPLAN is the author of Evil, Inc., a New York Times bestseller. He spent over 20 years in advertising, creating campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. He lives in New York City.

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Poison Pill

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