Uber-geek Tucker and his beautiful wife, Carol, developed controversial security software together until the day he was fired and she was murdered. Now, six months later, another software engineer is dead, and just as the case is about to be cracked, the FBI agent with all the answers is killed in front of Tucker’s eyes.
Shocked out of a self-inflicted alcohol haze by the brutal violence he’s witnessed, Tucker is determined to track down the truth behind the killings — no matter what the cost. Hired as a software consultant at his old company, Tucker finds that the source code for their most important project is in deep trouble . . . and there are people willing to kill to get their hands on it.
"Ray Daniel has nailed it. Nailed the story, nailed the writing, nailed the whole clever, original and quirky deal. An authentically riveting thriller, with wit and skill and a voice you can’t forget. Terrific." —HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, ANTHONY, AGATHA, AND MACAVITY AWARD WINNING AUTHOR
"[A] smart, snappy, suspense-filled entertainment that knows just when to ratchet up the action, just when to turn the plot, just when to twist the knife. And more than that, it's filled with fascinating characters, snarky humor, and some sharp social observations, too. You'll read far into the night and come away with two things: a deep sense of satisfaction and sweaty palms from turning the pages so fast." —WILLIAM MARTIN, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BACK BAY AND THE LINCOLN LETTER