Pub Date 25 Oct 2014
This is a story about three smart, successful people who were
once fast friends in college and have now been thrust together again in
an unlikely, multi-layered investigation with far-reaching international
implications and billions of dollars at stake. One is a forensic
accountant for the SEC, one beta tests hardware and software for the US
Department of Defense and the UK Ministry of Defense, and the third is a
wildly successful entrepreneur, software developer and venture
capitalist in Silicon Valley.
They get caught up in the hunt for a corrupt Swiss banker intent on finally unloading the last of the gold stolen by his father in World War II; a violent, narcissist leader of a Mexican drug cartel making his move to take over as the head of all cartels in Central America; and the daughter of a murdered Bulgarian arms dealer making the deal that will give her mother financial stability and get them both out of the increasingly unstable arms business.
The plot unfolds as financial crimes committed by insiders put common criminal activities to shame in a world where technology has increasingly insinuated itself into our lives to good and bad effects.