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Start-Up

A Mulholland / Strand Magazine Short

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A young man struggles to find his identity in this short story by the bestselling author of The Tourist.

Olen Steinhauer's crafty story begins as an affectionate recounting by Tom, a down-on-his-luck graduate caring for his sick mother and reconnecting with his awkward friend, Jerry McLaughlin. Jerry lives in a relative's basement in Chicago, and over the intervening months the two young men strategize Jerry's seemingly innocuous plan to become a super-villain in the spirit of Bond greats like Blofeld. Things turn dark, however, when Jerry's plans find success, and he enlists the wayward Tom to help him expand his little start-up to the next level. At turns witty and diabolical, "The Start-Up" is a fiendish take on the spy genre, as well as the dangerous friendships of Highsmith, le Carre, and others.

"Start-Up" by Olen Steinhauer is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!

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A Mulholland / Strand Magazine Short Series


Lost Angel
Lost Angel
Lorenzo Carcaterra
Blue on Black
Blue on Black
Michael Connelly
Amazonia
Amazonia
T. Jefferson Parker
A Guid Soldier
A Guid Soldier
Charles Todd
The Other Half
The Other Half
Colin Dexter
The Sequel
The Sequel
Jeffery Deaver
The Voiceless
The Voiceless
Faye Kellerman
Ginnifer
Ginnifer
Matthew Pearl
Crazy Night
Crazy Night
Tennessee Williams
Jacket Man
Jacket Man
Linwood Barclay
So Long, Chief
So Long, Chief
Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
A Sad Mistake
A Sad Mistake
R. L. Stine
Almost Like Christmas
Almost Like Christmas
Joseph Heller
Start-Up
Start-Up
Olen Steinhauer
Where the Evidence Lies
Where the Evidence Lies
Jeffery Deaver
The Pocket Handkerchief
The Pocket Handkerchief
Philip Kerr
Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet
Ian Rankin
The Deal
The Deal
Michael Palmer
Dear Santa
Dear Santa
Ray Bradbury
One More Body in the Pool
One More Body in the Pool
Ray Bradbury

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