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Author: Joseph Finder Narrator: Steven Kearney Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781524723644
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A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the cross-hairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller.

Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files.

When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she has come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0—and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it’s too late.

When Will fails to gain Tanner’s cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed. He turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ripped from the headlines.”

    Washington Post

  • “Perfect for fans of The Fugitive.

    Boston Globe

  • A dazzling political thriller, a kind of ‘Advise and Consent’ postmodernized for the 24/7 news cycle world. Perfectly timed and wondrously prescient, this is summer reading of the highest order.”

    Providence Journal

  • "[A] compelling thriller that demonstrates his strengths of mixing corporate themes with mayhem.”

    Library Journal

  • “Narrator Kearney brings energy and a fast pacing to the production, taking the plot swiftly past a few credibility potholes to get to the heart of the book, the fever-paced chase.”

    Publisher Weekly (audio review)

  • “Kearney’s brisk pace and solid voice work keep things engaging. Kearney inflates the paper-thin Tanner to a likable protagonist and unearths surprising pathos in Will Abbott, the senator’s chief of staff, who battles his own ambition and insecurity.”

    AudioFile

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keith | 3/2/2018

    " I found this to be disappointing. The thrust of this story is that two computers accidentally get switched at an airport. One belongs to a coffee manufacturer and the other to a US Senator. For some reasons, these otherwise educated people never simply call the airport or TSA concerning the mixup but, instead try to take steps at recovery themselves. It turns out the Senator is the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and she has illegally downloaded classified info on her computer. Needless to say, the NSA, Senate Security and other nefarious scoundrels become involved. The writer eschews logical choices for his characters and seems to have little appreciation for Congress and governmental entities. Having spent over 50 years in the Intelligence Community I found this to be drivel that challenges the plot lines of TV's "Homeland". "

About the Author

Joseph Finder is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Paranoia, Power Play, and Vanished. His international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures. Born in Chicago, he studied Russian at Yale and Harvard. He was recruited by the CIA, but decided he preferred writing fiction. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

About the Narrator

Steven Kearney is an audiobook narrator known for his readings of novels by Joseph Finder