"Paul Jennings, a Director of Employment at Memory Systems, a large international computer hardware corporation, works for a Lebanese-born Chief Executive Officer whom he admires. However, when the CEO hires his brother to manage an intern program filled with Middle Eastern candidates, he becomes uncomfortable with the secretive way it is allowed to operate. As more and more candidates arrive to the company’s headquarters in Denver, Paul becomes suspicious that the program has ulterior motives.
When he learns that someone has recently tampered with trade secret files and sees a trend of other disturbing business practices, all pointing to the CEO’s newly hired brother, he calls on colleagues within the company as well as friends outside to help him explore his suspicions. They quickly find themselves searching a variety of international locations, where they not only uncover the evidence they seek but also discover a plot to commit the most horrific act of terror the world has seen since 9/11.
Needing someone who has connections with Homeland Security, Paul reconnects with former love interest, Hannah Caitlyn Campbell, who not only helps him coordinate his efforts, but also forces him to reexamine some of his basic tenets for living by using a line from a famous poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, concerning “plucking blackberries.”
Will Paul and his friends’ efforts be in time or will they watch the face of world history change in one cataclysmic moment?"
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Published June 18, 2008
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime.