By Barry Eisler
Ben Treven sequence, publication #1
In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a brand new encryption software is murdered in an obvious drug deal. In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operator gets a frantic name from his estranged brother, a patent attorney who believes he's the following sufferer. And at the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill highway, Silicon Valley’s nerve middle of cash and know-how, previous kin hurts sting anew as brothers who proportion not anything yet blood and bitterness salary a determined conflict opposed to a faceless enemy.
Alex Treven has sacrificed every thing to accomplish his ambition: making companion in his high-tech legislation company. yet then the inventor of a expertise Alex is banking on is murdered… and the patent examiner who reviewed it dies… and Alex himself narrowly escapes an assault in his personal home.
Off stability, out of suggestions, and working out of time, he understands the single one that might help him is the final individual he’d ever ask: his brother. Ben Treven is an army Liaison aspect, an elite undercover soldier paid to “find, repair, and finish” high-value objectives in America’s international battle on Terror.
Disenchanted with what he sees as America’s tradition of denial and decadence, Ben lives his indifferent existence within the shadows as the black ops international is all he fairly knows—and simply because except Alex, who he hasn’t spoken to considering their mom died, his relations is gone. yet blood is thicker than water, and while he gets Alex’s frantic name, Ben hurries to San Francisco to assist him. basically then does Alex show that there’s one other participant who understands of the know-how: Sarah Hosseini, a tender Iranian American attorney who Alex has lengthy secretly desired… and who Ben instantly distrusts.
As those 3 notably assorted humans fight to spot the forces trying to silence them, Ben and Alex are pressured to ascertain the occasions that drove them apart—even as Sarah’s presence, and her personal mystery desires, deepens the fault line among them.
Fault Line facilities on a conspiracy that has spun out of the shadows and into the streets of the US, a conspiracy that may be stopped simply through 3 people—three individuals with various worldviews, various grievances, varied explanations. to outlive the forces arrayed opposed to them, they’ll first need to live to tell the tale one another.
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The kids make it insane. Wait until the 0 Wolf hears about this. He’ll have puppies. ps 8/29/03 3:37 PM Page 87 Chapter 24 THE NAME OF THE WOMAN who’d been purchased was Audrey Meek. She was a celebrity, having founded a highly successful line of women’s fashions and accessories called Meek. It was her mother’s maiden name, and the one she used herself. The Couple watched her closely, tailed her into the parking garage without creating suspicion. They jumped her as she was putting her Neiman Marcus and Hermès and other shopping bags into a shiny black Lexus SUV with New Jersey plates.
Can you talk? ” “Might be able to squeeze in a couple of minutes for you. I hope you’re calling from home. ” “Been here since around six. We had a family night at the Kennedy Center. ” 2 We talked about what she was up to, then my big night 3 with the kids, and ﬁnally my life and times with the Bureau. 4 But I had the sense that Jamilla needed to get off after about 5 ﬁfteen minutes. I didn’t ask if she had anything going for 6 tonight. She’d tell me if she wanted to. 7 “I miss you way out there in San Francisco,” I said, and 8 left it at that.
Please help me. Somebody, please! I’m here! I’m right here! I don’t want to die. Because that was the one thing he’d told her that was certain — he was going to kill her. ps 8/29/03 3:37 PM Page 66 Chapter 17 BUT NO ONE COULD HEAR Lizzie Connolly. The party went on and got larger, noisier, more extravagant, vulgar. Eleven times during the night, stretch limousines dropped off well-heeled guests at the large waterfront house in Fort Lauderdale. Then the limos left. They would not be waiting for their passengers.
Fault Line by Barry Eisler