Glenn Kaplan’s ‘Angel of Ambition’ Delivers All of the Juicy, Over-the-Top Thrills We’ve Been Missing [REVIEW]

Is there anything Angela Hanson won’t do to become rich? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She grew up with nothing. What she did have was drive, loads of determination, and a keen attention to detail. And in the end, it was all she needed to get everything she ever wanted. But at what price? Find out in Glenn Kaplan’s Angel of Ambition.

Woodhall Press

Once upon a time, Angela thought she could better herself working at a salon, but that was before she realized that she would always be looked down on by the rich socialites her employer catered to.

Despite their clients’ condescending attitudes and flagrant cruelty, she watched them and learned how women with money behaved, and how they got their way in every aspect of their lives by dominating the people around them and bending them to their will. These hard-won lessons prove more useful to her than any university education could ever be.

Later, Angela takes a different job, this time at the ad agency where she meets Jack, a womanizer who becomes her mentor, lover, and ultimately her biggest enemy. After he dumps her, she realizes that no man will ever pave her way unless she manipulates him into doing just that.

Soon, Angela is recognized as a shark in the business world, and her rise to power is the meteoric stuff of legend. Now, she finds herself working with a group of men who have tasked her to slash costs at the ad agency where Jack works, and she relishes the opportunity to bring him to his knees.

Angel of Ambition is a rags-to-riches story about the power of a woman, one who is determined to be the best and who will use every tool at her disposal to reign supreme in a world dominated by men. Angela is both ferocious and sympathetic, methodical and manipulative. As much as readers may find themselves wanting to hate her, she is richly drawn and utterly fascinating, a fact which makes her undeniably alluring and just as dangerous. Remember Linda Evans’ Krystle Carrington on television’s Dynasty. Like her, as pretty and innocent as Angela is in the beginning, she too is ultimately a fighter.

Filled with impossible wealth, compelling characters, and enchanting settings around the globe, this is the type of story that Harold Robbins, Lawrence Sanders, and Jackie Collins used to write, where the rich unapologetically strive to keep a poor but beautiful woman in her place, only to see her rise triumphant from the ashes and plan her revenge. Angel of Ambition has all the chutzpah of a 1980s potboiler and is just as juicy. If you’ve had a hankering for an old-school thriller written Sidney Sheldon style, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

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About the author

Glenn Kaplan is the New York Times bestselling author of Evil Inc and two other novels, Poison Pill and All for Money, as well as The Big Time, a non-fiction business book.

He worked in the international art world and as creative director in global advertising agencies and a Fortune 500 company.

A graduate of Bowdoin College, he is married and lives in New York City.

To learn more, visit and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

By Glenn Kaplan
394 pp. Woodhall Press. $18.95

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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