First corporate attorney Will Connelly's colleague hurtles to his death outside his office window. Within days, Will is a prime suspect in a murder, the target of an S.E.C. insider trading investigation, and a pawn in a complex criminal scheme involving the Russian mafia and a ruthless terrorist plot. Now, to top things off, he must ensure a deadly enemy doesn't gain access to the nation's most sensitive and confidential information-that has the power to do incalculable, irrevocable harm.
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This was Hirsch's debut novel, and I picked it up after reading his third novel - Intrusion. Let's just say, he learned a lot between his first and third. This is a good novel with decent writing, but not up to the level that he has now reached.
I dislike novels where I think the author has the character act illogically. And Will Connelly, certainly acts illogically, as far as I am concerned. As the plot turns out, he never had a chance and was being set up, but, given the facts that he had at the time, he did not act logically.
The reader, again, sees the inside of a law firm and the pressure put on the Associates, and those seeking to make the level of "equity partner." If you have ever read a novel involving a big law firm - you already know the pressures and such, but the author seems to go a tad overboard on those issues.
We have the big bad Russian mafia, the tech company environment, stock market manipulations, cyber security, all...
Shortly after corporate attorney Will Connelly meets an attractive woman at a nightclub, he snagged by thugs aspiring to join the Russian Mafia and tortured until he agrees to provide insider information about a small tech company involved in a merger with a major corporation. Will soon realizes that someone else in his law firm must be connected with the hoodlums and with the recent death of a colleague who was representing Jupiter Software, the client whose security transcription secrets are coveted by both computer conglomerate Pearl Systems and a terrorist group planning a sequel to the 911 attack on America. Suddenly, Will finds himself under investigation by the SEC and the Justice Department, and between a rock and a hard place. Cooperating with government agents will destroy his career and mean entering the Federal Witness Protection Program, which may or may not assure his safety. If he chooses the alternative of providing the people who have suddenly invaded his life what...
Will Connelly is a hard working attorney putting in long hours and on the verge of making partner in a leading San Francisco law firm. Then everything starts going wrong starting with the death of another associate. He has insider information, and some ugly people want what he has. Life will never be the same for Will and the people around him, but there can be payback. The main action takes place over a short period of time, but there is an afterward to give a final wrap.
This is a well written debut novel by the author. He is writing about things he knows about (he is a partner in a San Francisco law firm). He is an author to put on your watch list, but it's hard to say what he might do for a sequel. He has left the main character positioned where he might get involved in any number of legal cases.
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