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Smasher (Silicon Valley Series #2)
     

Smasher (Silicon Valley Series #2)

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by Keith Raffel
 

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Ian Michaels, CEO of Accelenet, and his wife Rowena, a deputy D.A., are out for a run one winter morning when a mysterious black car runs them down, leaving Ian with a broken leg and Rowena unconscious. Someone wants Ian or Rowena dead, but who? Once again, Ian must use his brains and business acumen to navigate a deadly trail of hostility, greed, and revenge, while

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Ian Michaels, CEO of Accelenet, and his wife Rowena, a deputy D.A., are out for a run one winter morning when a mysterious black car runs them down, leaving Ian with a broken leg and Rowena unconscious. Someone wants Ian or Rowena dead, but who? Once again, Ian must use his brains and business acumen to navigate a deadly trail of hostility, greed, and revenge, while investigating a cold case in the physics department of Stanford University and battling the richest, most ruthless man in California for control of his company.

Editorial Reviews

Publisher's Weekly - Unsigned Review
Raffel blends computer world wheeling and dealing with the academic world's lust for glory and fame in his compelling second mystery to feature Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ian Michaels (after 2006's Dot Dead).... In a scintillating subplot, Ian's deputy DA wife tries her first major case and runs smack dab into danger as she prepares for the Napa Valley marathon.
Unsigned Review
Raffel blends computer world wheeling and dealing with the academic world's lust for glory and fame in his compelling second mystery to feature Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ian Michaels (after 2006's Dot Dead).... In a scintillating subplot, Ian's deputy DA wife tries her first major case and runs smack dab into danger as she prepares for the Napa Valley marathon.
Oline Cogdill
While the author, the founder of an Internet software company, certainly knows his particle physics, he excels at showing his characters' humanity. Raffel briskly moves Smasher from the callousness of Silicon Valley and big business to the equally cutthroat world of academia and pursuit of the Nobel Prize.
Mystery Scene - Oline Cogdill
While the author, the founder of an Internet software company, certainly knows his particle physics, he excels at showing his characters' humanity. Raffel briskly moves Smasher from the callousness of Silicon Valley and big business to the equally cutthroat world of academia and pursuit of the Nobel Prize.
Hadassah Magazine - Zelda Shluker
In this cleverly written mystery, Jewish actions are an innate part of Ian's life.
Zelda Shluker
In this cleverly written mystery, Jewish actions are an innate part of Ian's life.
Lora Roberts
If the proof of the author is in the second novel, Raffel delivers with his new mystery, Smasher, set in the convoluted corridors of Silicon Valley power.
Palo Alto Weekly - Lora Roberts
If the proof of the author is in the second novel, Raffel delivers with his new mystery, Smasher, set in the convoluted corridors of Silicon Valley power.
Bookreporter.com - Joe Hartlaub
Keith Raffel is a master storyteller, bringing strong, parallel plot lines and sharp characterization in equal measure to the printed page while fulfilling and surpassing the promise of his debut work.
Joe Hartlaub
Keith Raffel is a master storyteller, bringing strong, parallel plot lines and sharp characterization in equal measure to the printed page while fulfilling and surpassing the promise of his debut work.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012964267
Publisher:
Keith Raffel
Publication date:
07/10/2011
Series:
Silicon Valley Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
310,537
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

As counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Keith Raffel held a top secret clearance to watch over CIA activities. As an entrepreneur, he founded UpShot Corporation, Silicon Valley’s first company based on a cloud computing model, and sold it to Siebel Systems. He has also been a carpenter, college writing instructor, candidate for elective office, and professional gambler. These days he stays busy writing his bestselling thrillers in Palo Alto, California.

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Smasher 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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