A mix-up at the security checkpoint at an airport has left Michael Tanner in a peculiar situation. His business and his marriage are in disarray, and the laptop in his possession is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Will Abbott is a chief of staff to a US senator who is in a bind, as the senator’s laptop is in Michael’s possession. The senator’s laptop contains secrets not meant for public consumption, which Michael finds himself privy to. He confides in a journalist friend, and from there his entire future and life take a dangerous turn. He is facing dangers from people hired by Abbott and the NSA. The familiar faces to offer assistance are for the most part to be avoided, to save them from harm. Tanner is on the run, attempting to uncover why the laptop is so dangerous in his hands, and he is also trying to stave off the ruin of his company. The question remains: will he be alive long enough to do either?
Joseph Finder writes a mystery that has conspiratorial undertones with a flair that strikes fast and furious. The subject matter is very timely, considering the political arena in the last years. The action is constant and pulse-pounding from page one. A hit not to be overlooked this year!!