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by Daniel Oran

Ulterior Motive epub

ISBN: 0786006579

ISBN13: 978-0786006571

Author: Daniel Oran

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Pinnacle; First Edition edition (April 1, 1999)

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read this one! By Thriftbooks. com User, March 31, 1999. This was a great book! I like mysteries and I am a technical person. Thus this book was a great match. Couldn't put it down! 0.

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THE FIRM meets THE NET in Daniel Oran's ULTERIOR MOTIVE. This gripping thriller explores the darkest regions of technology and politics

THE FIRM meets THE NET in Daniel Oran's ULTERIOR MOTIVE. This gripping thriller explores the darkest regions of technology and politics. In a live TV appearance, Jack Malcolm - billionaire chairman of Megasoft, the Seattle software giant - is answering tough questions about his Presidential campaign when masked terrorists gun him down.

In Daniel Oran's first novel, ''Ulterior Motive,'' you encounter a murderous conspiracy in its opening pages. 'Ulterior Motive'' may not be ''TV, with a guaranteed happy ending,'' but it's a cliche in practically every other respect

In Daniel Oran's first novel, ''Ulterior Motive,'' you encounter a murderous conspiracy in its opening pages. Going home from work in the middle of the night, Jonathan Goodman, a project manager at a giant Seattle-based computer company called Megasoft, realizes that he has left his appointment book somewhere. 'Ulterior Motive'' may not be ''TV, with a guaranteed happy ending,'' but it's a cliche in practically every other respect. What's behind Kaminski's murder is a plot by the leadership of Megasoft to make a dictatorship of America, and the clues are so obvious that any idiot could figure them out.

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He had that certain something, that je ne sais quoi, that savoir faire. He was the sort of man who stood out, even in a room as crowded as this one. ce, but it described this man too well to be cast aside. He looked so at ease in his tailored English suit and sleek Italian shoes that one would think he’d been born in them.

After the brutal slaying of Jack Malcolm, owner of Megasoft and a presidential candidate, Megasoft project manager Jonathan Goodman witnesses the murder of another employee, and, with the help of a hacker and a fiery business reporter Karen Grey, strives to unravel the conspiracy before he becomes the next victim. Reprint.
The author Emailed me and asked that I give his debut novel a try. I read some of the reviews and decided to take him up on it. I'm glad I did. I enjoy hi tech books, and this one was better than most. It kind of scares me to think that this could really happen. I look forward to future Daniel Oran books.
Daniel Oran's first novel deserves your attention. The book was fast past and easy to read. It overs only 305 pages and I don't think you will want to but it down.
Now, for my picky points: The prologue gave me a little bit of trouble, because I just wasn't sure from whose point of view it was in. Eventually, it fought it's way through and from there the book seemed to flow nicely. Some of the dialogue between Kenny and Jon was endless, but at least it wasn't filled with, "uh's or phonetically spelled words".
In order to fully understand some of the novel, technical jargon had to be inserted and it was done without being intrusive.
On page 23 the paragraph that starts: "Then there was a silence." Mr. Oran continues on from there in one large paragraph. That scene was intense from a reader's perscpective and I would only suggest that it had been broken up. Each sentence being a new paragraph. It would have created a greater urgency, speed and intensity for the reader in worry about Jon, the main character.
From there, I didn't want to put the book down. I would start each chapter saying, "Okay, I'm going to go to bed after this chapter." Yet, when I got to the end of it I would turn the page, because I wanted to know what was going on.
Then came Chapter 29. I can't quite put my finger on it, but as a reader I hate to know more than what the main characters do. I realize that in some way it was needed, but Chapter 31 I think really took care of Chapter 29 for me. In Chapter 31 the main characters figured things out, or added to the "What is going on? or Who is involved?". Either way had there been no Chapter 29 I would not have known more than they did. It just makes for a better story (for me) when there is very little omnipresence in the story. Nevertheless, it doesn't deter me from recommending it or looking forward to Mr. Oran's second novel.
The ending was direct and not a twenty page summary of everything we already knew. T! he book ended at the end where it should end.
Lastly, I wonder if this book was a warning! Read the book then check out what some hacker's think about Internet Explorer and---
Well, read the book I won't give it away.
Buy this book, read it and keep it. Get it autographed if you can. Danny Oran is going to be a major writer in the thriller genre. The book is even worth taking to the beach or on a plane to read if you are interested at all in the techno-world.
Oran is so talented that he violates all rules of the thriller genre and still produces an OK book. Let's see:
People: Oran has three things working against him: he went to Harvard (interesting minds are not always found in interesting people); he worked with B.F, Skinner (didn't this guy raise his kid in a box? - he knows everything but understands nothing - all sight, no insight); he worked at Microsoft (computer nerds read comic books and have a comic-book view of the world, this has to rub off). So, except for some character flaws of the heroine, everybody is like an avatar, not a real person.
Places: before I read this book I knew Seattle was rainy. After I read it I knew Seattle is rainy. I've only been in Seattle for 5 days, but it is an unusual and beautiful place: it is built on a thin strip of land with water all around and mountains in the distance. Ferries come and go. Sea planes land in the middle of town on lakes. It has a world-famous marketplace. It has the Space Needle overlooking an entertainment complex. It closes up early, leaving lots of good places for late-night meetings. Oh, yea, it's rainy.
Things: "Shaken, not stirred" is the most famous phrase from the James Bond series and one of the most famous from all writing. Detail is important. Describe the Chinese food, the clothing, the rooms. Little things reveal character of people.
The above is all textbook technique. Anybody can learn this.
But you can't learn to write like Danny Oran. Despite seeming ignorace of the thriller genre, he still wrote a good book. The mechanics of his writing are extraordinary. Sentences seem to flow out of him so smoothly. The combination of long and short sentences, the length of words - regardless of wha! t the words mean - this is talent that can't be taught. Oran is like a kid that has just leared to play basketball, but can stay with high school stars. He's got the goods, now he needs the skills. I do suggest that he make some "friends in low places." Real heros are people who struggle against odds, not those who always win. The fact is that in Ulterior Motive I didn't really care who got killed. They're all whitebread. And the plot - well ...
The next time around, I expect a super book, a bestseller. Then come the screenplays and the movies. Come on Danny - get out there and practice those jump shots!