Fault Line by Barry Eisler

By Barry Eisler

Ben Treven sequence, e-book #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 subsequent sufferer. And at the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill street, Silicon Valley’s nerve middle of cash and know-how, previous relatives 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 associate in his high-tech legislation enterprise. 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 techniques, and working out of time, he is aware the single one who may also 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 goals in America’s worldwide struggle 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 global is all he relatively knows—and simply because except Alex, who he hasn’t spoken to seeing that their mom died, his relations is long past. yet blood is thicker than water, and whilst he gets Alex’s frantic name, Ben hurries to San Francisco to aid him. basically then does Alex exhibit that there’s one other participant who is aware of the know-how: Sarah Hosseini, a tender Iranian American legal professional who Alex has lengthy secretly desired… and who Ben instantly distrusts.

As those 3 extensively various humans fight to spot the forces trying to silence them, Ben and Alex are compelled to ascertain the occasions that drove them apart—even as Sarah’s presence, and her personal mystery wishes, 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 in basic terms by means of 3 people—three individuals with various worldviews, diversified grievances, diversified factors. to outlive the forces arrayed opposed to them, they’ll first need to live on one another.

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Holding on for her life, before it slipped away entirely, in falls and headaches and the horrifying sense of sliding away into insanity. All the bad things simply . . stopped. Her taut muscles loosened, her eyes closed, her nose was buried in a sweater that smelled of fabric softener and man, with a faint tang of smoke. She was being held tightly, engulfed in strong arms and warmth and her mind simply blanked. She was so used to the background buzz of anxiety and fear in her head, a constant hiss of static tinged with darkness, that she simply blissed out at its absence.

Interested. ” It had been so long since she‟d felt anything like this, since she‟d been part of that whole manwoman thing. Her only contact with men over the past nine months had been with doctors and physical therapists, then lawyers as she settled her father‟s estate. She‟d nearly forgotten that she was a woman. Daniel Weston made her feel female once again. She felt a connection to him and even though it was probably a sign of her craziness, because the connection was in her dreams, right at this moment she didn‟t feel cold and alone and listless, which had been her default emotional setting for more time than she cared to think about.

He touched his baseball cap with his index finger in a salute, then took off with a squeal of t ires, leaving her completely alone on the deserted street. The trip had been such a nightmare. She‟d regretted it the moment she‟d left the house in the pouring rain. The taxi had got caught in a jam due to the sudden downpour, tipping her out at departures barely in time to make it to the gate. Two huge Airbuses were boarding and the gates were crowded with far more passengers than the relatively small Tampa airport was equipped to handle.

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