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50 years ago, Zeus, Inc., and its CEO, the mysterious Joseph Brentwood, saved the world from a major energy crisis by discovering a new unlimited energy resource. Now, in 2069, Mr. Brentwood has gone missing and private eye Alex Grosjean has been hired to find him by his daughter (and Alex's best friend), Aleisha.
ebook, 203 pages
Published July 6th 2013 by Biting Dog Publications (first published July 28th 2012)
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Kara
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Zeus, Inc. (The Alex Grosjean Adventures Book 1)” is not lesfic, but it’s almost everything else: detective mystery, SciFi, greek mythology, and hetero romcom with a bit of fade to black sex.

Readers/listeners follow along with MC Alex as she is brought in to find a missing person: the CEO of the biggest company on earth, who is the father of her best friend since childhood: Joseph Brentwood. I think listeners of “Zeus, Inc” will enjoy the story much more than readers. The narrator did a fantast
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RB
I've been asked by author Robin Burks to review her novel "Zeus, Inc.", and not surprisingly: I have agreed.

First of all I have to say that it was truly refreshing to read a fast paced novel like this one after the drawn escapade I've just gone through with Name of the Wind.

As a first novel, a début novel sparked by the annual NaNoWriMo event that I also tend to participate in from time to time, this books is a surprisingly good and entertaining read. It's filled with many good ideas that take y
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Katy
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of PI novels, Greek mythology, futuristic thrillers
Recommended to Katy by: Annabell
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy/Sci-Fi/PI
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of PI stories, Greek mythology, and/or futuristic sci-fi thrillers.
Book Available: An updated and revised edition will be available July 6, 2013 at all outlets, including Amazon and Smashwords. (Well, technically it's already available, but the “official” release date is July 6).
Trigger Warnings: violence, including a man hitting a woman, murder

My Thoughts: This has elements of many of my very favorite types of s
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Karma♥Bites ^.~
Creative storyline with an inventive twist which may appeal to YA readers wanting a dash of futuristic/sci-fi with a serving of Greek mythology.

Set in the not-too-distant future, ZEUS, INC. has an agreeable plot which moves at a satisfying pace. The world-building could have been more substantial but then again, the similarity to present times (with only certain things "teched up") enables the reader to focus more on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Zeus, Inc.'s CEO, Joseph Brentwood
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Amanda Jane  Williams
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you know anything about Greek mythology you know that Zeus is all powerful, but what if a mortal took that power? Alex is a private investigator that has to figure out what happened to a very powerful figure head in the town she lives in. We follow her into the depths of Hell and back to get the answers that she needs, If you like reading about the gods and goddess then this is the story for you and I will be starting the next one soon.
Sharrice
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of Zeus, Inc. for an honest review.

Before I started this book I wasn't exactly sure what to think about it. The synopsis is very mysterious and I kept wondering why the title and the main company in the book was called Zeus, Inc. Zeus if you don't know being the God of thunder and all that jazz I couldn't help but wonder if he had anything to do with the story.

As I started I immediately fell in love with Robin Burks's writing style. I felt she made incredibly realistic ch
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Deneé
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-kindle
As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read more! It looks like it will be a series, and I hope it will continue. This is a great fun read for me, because it was effortless to read through, provided excitement, humor and best of all my love affair with greek mythology. As I read on, it became increasingly harder to put the book down because I just wanted to know what would happen next.

"Damn. The plot thickened." (loc. 975)

Alex Grosjean seems like she'd be fun to hang out with. She's tough, sarc
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Emily (Reviewer
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gosh, I really enjoyed this book! It was right up my alley. What would you do if your best friend needed your help? You would help her no matter what...right? That is exactly what Alex does for her best friend Aleisha when her father goes missing. He is CEO of Zeus Inc. a company that provides power to the future world and with him missing what will happen? Alex must find him and fast for the sake of the world and her best friend. This story has a bit of everything...Inner strength, friendship, ...more
Keith Milstead
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Robin Burks has written a very unique and fun novel in Zeus Inc. Her heroine, Alex Grosjean, is a private investigator who is struggling to make ends meet taking jobs in the cheating husband realm. She lives with her cat Karma and her mother. One day, she receives a phone call from her best friend Aleisha Brentwood who reported that her father, the CEO of Zeus Inc., Joseph Brentwood, is missing. Robin's character Alex is a very strong female protagonist. Well developed, she is relatable to the r ...more
Dale Ibitz
Jul 26, 2014 rated it liked it
OK, where to start with this one. Let's do characters.

Alex, our main squeeze, is I think about 40 years old or so. She was an OK character, not necessarily someone I was necessarily rooting for, which can be problematic for a main squeeze. She's impatient with her mom, and come to find out they have issues from their past, but we never really learn why. She seems prone to anger, and getting angry at times when I was like, really? That just pissed you off? So despite being 40 or so, she's a bit i
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Joshua Spotts
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robin Burks’ book, Zeus, Inc. is an amusing, fast paced tale of one detective’s struggle to overcome her own fear and literally face up to the gods. Alex, a private eye who quit the police force after seeing too much death, finds herself drawn into the hunt for her best friend’s father, Mr. Brentwood, who has gone missing.
The trail that leads her toward him is one filled with murder, forcing her to face her fear and the nightmares that come with it. But as she moves along this trail she learns
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Sean
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Left me wanting more!

Robin creates a very believable future setting, not going overboard with technology. The intrigue of the plot captures the readers attention, and the added fantasy twist rounds out the story. Her main character, Alex Grosjean, is very well developed, and I felt a connection with her. Some of the other characters could have been 'fleshed out' a little more, but it didn't negatively effect the book at all...possibly a plot device to add a little more intrigue.

I loved the story
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Andrew Sturm
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zeus, Inc. was a rather intriguing first write by this author. Without giving away any of the plot points, I often found myself with my mouth hanging open. "Just what is going on here?" I often thought! The creativity with which she navigates the twists and turns felt smooth and conversations very often jive with a realistic feel to them. My only complaint was the lack of grandiose variety in formatting, but this is merely my personal taste.

In conclusion, I would like to wish Robin the best in h
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David Felder
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This is something different. It starts out as a crime drama, the main character haunted by her old demons as she helps a friend investigate her missing father. Suddenly, the story takes a 180 degree twist into a completely different direction.

The author's writing style is crisp and realistic. To avoid giving away any plot spoilers, all I can say is everything isn't what it seems. If you're a fan of fantasy, you're going to enjoy this book.
WiLoveBooks
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zeus, Inc. starts off as a futuristic private investigator story. As Alex investigates the disappearance of her best friend's father, she finds herself in over her head. I thought the supernatural twist was fantastic. There was one detail that was nagging at me at the end of the story, but maybe it will be clearer in the next book. I like Alex and I look forward to reading her further adventures.
Marjolein
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Could not stop reading this, but didn't want it to end either ;-)
Norma
( Format : Audiobook )
"Where the hell did I leave my car?"
This is a mixed genre novel made very enjoyable by an excellent narration.

Narrator, Sara Scheckells takes on the persona of Alex Grosjean, a middle aged, female, divorced, ex-cop Private Eye, who lives with her mother and cat when not out following cheating spouses. She also gets occasional easy work from the Power giant, Zeus Inc. Alex has known the Deputy President of the company for years and they are good friends. Which is why, when A
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Colin Rowlands
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This starts out with some fairly common elements, the main character is a somewhat snarky PI that used to be a cop before an incident caused them to leave, she has a troublesome family life with few friends and fairly precarious finances. However, the author does a good job of building on these familiar elements with the scifi setting in combination with the extensive use of Greek mythology to produce a compelling overall story.

The use of various Greek Gods and the way they were integrated into
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Robin
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The storyline is what made me decide to try this book regardless of the negative editing reviews. Unfortunately, even via Audio, I wasn't able to finish the book. Actually, I stopped by chapter 8.

The narrator cannot be completely to blame, however, how does one read such a terribly unedited book?! So, yeah, I pulled the book off Kindle Unlimited to verify. She used the word "something" 162 times in a book with 262 pages. That means 60+% of the pages are thrashed with a beating of the variations
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Christian
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn to Zeus, Inc. by its description of an interesting concept. After being blown away by Neil Gaiman's American Gods, I hoped for a similar outcome from this author. By midway through, I just couldn't connect with the storyline or the characters in any meaningful way. While I did finish the book, I'm simply not invested enough to continue the series. All that being said, the quality of writing is not what kept me from liking the book. My 4 star rating reflects my respect for the author' ...more
Bikram
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobookboom
I had requested and received audiobook version of this book for free from the narrator, in exchange for an unbiased review.

I like stories that manage to throw a curve-ball at me, with a twist that I didn't see coming. This book starts as a regular missing person crime thriller. But then it brings us to a twist and the story takes a totally different path. I wasn't expecting that turn and the book kept getting more n more interesting from that point onward. The well written characters and somewha
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Curly's  Ramblings
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook review: If you like mythology with a unique twist, you may enjoy Zeus, Inc. as much as I did. The story is entertaining with a down on her luck PI who is brought in on the disappearance of her friend’s father. The story is fast paced and I was craving it every time I had to pause the audiobook. The characters are relatable, charming, funny, smart, and dynamic. The narrator did an awesome job! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Eniko
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
AUDIOBOOK edition

This story is an interesting mix of genres that worked on some levels, but not all meshed for me and it didn't catch me the way I thought it would. - 3 stars

First listen from the narrator, I enjoyed listening to her voice, varied enough to differentiate the many characters. - 4 stars
Cmoore
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun addition to the urban fantasy genre, and one of the few urban fantasy books I've read that throws Greek gods into the mix!
Alex Grosjean is a down-on-her-luck, PI. She's barely making a living wage, and what little money she does make is mostly from the surveillance/catching of cheating spouses, at least until she's hired to look into the disappearance of her best friend's father and CEO of the power company Zeus, Inc... Alex upon agreeing to take the job, finds herself in the thick
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Deedra
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun book.A private investigator is drawn into a mystery to find her friends father.What she finds is world changing,If only people knew!This book mixes Greek mythology into the day to day life.I am looking forward to book 2.Sara K Sheckells was the perfect narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Shannon
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
Good read the ending just fell a little flat for me. I would pick up the next book to see where the story goes.
Craig Rettig
Robin Burks's Zeus, Inc. is primarily an urban fantasy tale with some science fiction and mystery elements. Set in the near future, private investigator Alex Grosjean is hired by her friend Aliesha to find her missing father, the CEO of the titular Zeus, Inc. This turns out unlike any missing persons case Alex has ever worked before when she finds out there are some literal elements to the company's name and its missing leader.

Based on the author page, it appears the first draft of this novel wa
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Stacey Davis
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading Zeus Inc. Alex Grosjean is a character that I can relate to with her snark and vulnerabilities. It was an interesting twist to include Greek mythology as the source for the story. I have the 2nd book and I can't wait to read the further adventures of Alex. I can see this character having quite a few stories to tell.
Tressa
Not really my thing. This would more than likely appeal more to a younger, less jaded reader.

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Robin Burks is an entertainment and science/technology writer, published author, avid con-goer and cosplayer. She also writes about pop culture and entertainment for Screen Rant.

Robin is also the author of a series of speculative fiction novels: Zeus, Inc.; The Curse of Hekate; and Return of The Titans. In 2014, Indie Reader named the protagonist of that series, Alex Grosjean, as one of its Top Fi
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