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 program 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 following sufferer. And at the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill highway, Silicon Valley’s nerve heart of cash and expertise, previous relations 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 little thing to accomplish his ambition: making accomplice in his high-tech legislations 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 concepts, and operating out of time, he is aware the single one that may also help him is the final individual he’d ever ask: his brother. Ben Treven is an army Liaison point, an elite undercover soldier paid to “find, repair, and finish” high-value objectives in America’s international warfare 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 international is all he quite knows—and simply because except Alex, who he hasn’t spoken to on the grounds that their mom died, his kinfolk is gone. yet blood is thicker than water, and while he gets Alex’s frantic name, Ben hurries to San Francisco to assist him. purely then does Alex demonstrate that there’s one other participant who is familiar with of the expertise: Sarah Hosseini, a tender Iranian American legal professional who Alex has lengthy secretly desired… and who Ben instantly distrusts.

As those 3 considerably varied humans fight to spot the forces trying to silence them, Ben and Alex are pressured to envision 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 USA, a conspiracy that may be stopped in simple terms via 3 people—three individuals with diversified worldviews, assorted grievances, varied factors. to outlive the forces arrayed opposed to them, they’ll first need to live on one another.

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Fault Line

Ben Treven sequence, booklet #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 following sufferer. And at the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill highway, Silicon Valley’s nerve middle of cash and expertise, outdated family members hurts sting anew as brothers who proportion not anything yet blood and bitterness salary a determined conflict opposed to a faceless enemy.

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Off stability, out of ideas, and operating 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 international warfare on Terror.

Disenchanted with what he sees as America’s tradition of denial and decadence, Ben lives his indifferent lifestyles within the shadows as the black ops international is all he particularly knows—and simply because except Alex, who he hasn’t spoken to in view that their mom died, his kin is long past. yet blood is thicker than water, and whilst he gets Alex’s frantic name, Ben hurries to San Francisco to assist him. simply then does Alex exhibit that there’s one other participant who is familiar with of the expertise: Sarah Hosseini, a tender Iranian American legal professional who Alex has lengthy secretly desired… and who Ben instantly distrusts.

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7 Carol Roberg arrived at the hospital at five in the afternoon, an hour before the beginning of her shift. The mere thought of being late to work terrified her, and, by coming so early, she could get a bargain-priced meal in the employee's cafeteria before going on duty. That was very important to Carol—a good meal at a low price. Even when she wasn't hungry, which was seldom, even in America where no one seemed ever to be hungry, she was always subtly worried about when she would eat again.

Mintz did not like the twenties. It took a certain indefinable something which he did not have. And he never worked it without a partner, someone to distract the chump while the play was being made. As for working with a partner, he didn't like that either. It cut the score right down the middle. It put an apple on your head, and handed the other guy a shotgun. Because grifters, it seemed, suffered an irresistible urge to beat their colleagues. There was little glory in whipping a fool—hell, fools were made to be whipped.

Very pleased with herself. Roy arose wearily, his legs wobbling as he made the round trip to the bathroom. He dropped back down on the bed in a heap, a little worried about himself for the first time. What could be the cause of this, anyway, this strange overpowering fatigue? Not Moira, surely; he was used to her. Not the fact that he had eaten very little during the past three days. He often had spells when he didn't feel hungry, and this had been one of them. Whatever he ate bounced back, in a brownishcolored liquid.

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