In the cloud, your most valuable secrets are open to the highest bidder.Luke Durant, one of the best in the undercover world of technology counter-espionage, has failed on his long-term assignment. His best results so far: the cover life heMoreIn the cloud, your most valuable secrets are open to the highest bidder.Luke Durant, one of the best in the undercover world of technology counter-espionage, has failed on his long-term assignment. His best results so far: the cover life he pretends to lead, and his agency-censured, unquenchable, and insuppressible feelings for girlfriend Kate Carter.
Luke is forced to turn his back on one of them forever: its the agency, or Kate.But leaving the agency isnt easy. Hell be red-flagged, watched, and suspected of cashing in on something he discovered. So what? Hes squeaky clean, a patriot, and his decision has nothing to do with money.
Leaving the agency will let him live his life in private, with Kate, no longer spying for dirty details of criminals using the cloud to steal, ensnare, extort, and escape unnoticed. And with Kate the transition will be seamless - he never told her about the agency, or what he truly does.The decision is clear, if not easy. But once Lukes resignation is accepted, his world tumbles.Someone is after him, and maybe after Kate, all because Kates pompous brother Jacob asks her to copy a flash drive onto a corporate server. Whoever is after them also has money, and power, and seems to know their every move.
With the agency already suspicious, and access to agency spy tools and intelligence cut off, Luke is catapulted into the fight of his life.Worse, someone close to Luke has betrayed him. Discovering who it is may cost him more than he ever imagined, and might cost him everything. He must discover whos behind it, and how it all ties together, before everything is pinned on him... or puts both him and Kate six feet under.Iseminger is a strong new voice in thrillers... and in this technology-centered world, his voice is authoritative.With its breakneck pace, David Isemingers nimble writing and plot surprises make this page-turning suspense thriller impossible to put down.
With the technical prowess of Clancy, the breakneck pace of Patterson, and the hairpin-riddled plotting of Grisham, Iseminger strikes a perfect balance among plot, characters, setting, and pace. On top of all that, his extensive experience at the worlds largest software company - Microsoft - and his in-depth knowledge of networks, make this thriller as real as it gets.