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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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—Marcus Sakey, award-winning author of THE BLADE ITSELF, AT THE CITY'S EDGE, and GOOD PEOPLE

—Cara Black, bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc series

Smash and Grab

Watch Keith's interview on Press:Here.

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—Marcus Sakey, award-winning author of THE BLADE ITSELF, AT THE CITY'S EDGE, and GOOD PEOPLE

—Cara Black, bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc series

Smash and Grab

Watch Keith's interview on Press:Here.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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). When Ian's mother asks him to find justice for his late great-aunt, Isobel Marter, a brilliant Stanford physicist whose theory of quarks was stolen by three colleagues who later shared a Nobel prize for her groundbreaking discoveries, he starts an informal investigation. Isobel, struck down in a hit-and-run accident at 38, left behind valuable documents with shocking proof of her colleagues' duplicity. As Ian struggles with the woes of his company, Accelenet, his connecting with the three Nobel winners leads to some scary repercussions. 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. (Oct.)
Library Journal
When someone tries to run down Silicon Valley CEO Ian Michaels and his wife, Rowena, a deputy DA, he must save his company from bankruptcy, protect his comatose spouse, and research his physicist aunt's final days. VERDICT The sole jarring note is Ian's it's-all-about-me attitude; otherwise, this follow-up to Dot Dead is engaging enough.
Kirkus Reviews
When a prosecutor is put into a coma by a mysterious hit-and-run driver, her beleaguered husband seeks justice. Since the murder of his housekeeper was tidily solved (Dot.Dead, 2006), Ian Michaels's life has finally settled down, or so he thinks. He's happily married and is CEO of Accelenet, a Silicon Valley computer firm. Unfortunately for Michaels, Ricky Frankson, head of Torii Networks, is determined to take over Accelenet by any means necessary. Michaels wants to devote his energy to fighting off Frankson by finding alternate investors, but his attention is diverted when Michaels's mother insists that he look into the death of her Aunt Isobel 40 years ago. The sole female Stanford Ph.D. candidate in physics in a cadre of men, Isobel died in a car accident just weeks before her colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize, and Michaels's mother is certain that the timing is more than coincidence. As if these tasks weren't enough, Rowena Michaels, a deputy for the D.A., has had death threats from the defendant in her latest case. While the couple is on a morning run, Rowena is struck down by a rogue car. As she lies comatose in the hospital, Michaels must figure out which of many plausible suspects is behind the attack. Silicon Valley fans will appreciate the use of the location and the tech talk and overlook Michaels's pretentious behavior over his ritual tea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738718743
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/08/2009
Series:
Silicon Valley Series , #2
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Keith Raffel is the author of Dot Dead and Smasher. As counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Keith Raffel held a top secret clearance to watch over CIA activities. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he founded UpShot Corporation, the award-winning Internet software company, 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 mysteries and thrillers in his hometown of Palo Alto, California where he lives with his wife and four children. Check the latest news at www.keithraffel.com.

Click here to watch Keith Raffel discuss his book Dot Dead: A Silicon Valley Mystery as a part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place on July 24, 2007 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

Watch Keith's interview on Press:Here.

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