In a departure from his John Rain series, Eisler delivers another fast-paced, suspenseful thriller. This one,
set in Silicon Valley, deals with a
powerful piece of technology that becomes sought after both internationally and domestically. Excellent pacing and intensity, combined with complex characters and past tragedies, make this a high-end, emotionally driven thriller.
With the help of an attractive legal associate, Sarah Hosseini, Ben and Alex begin searching for a clue in the encryption software that will explain why it's so valuable that someone -- or some organization -- would kill for it. (BALLANTINE, Mar., 320 pp., $25.00)