Catanich returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Gopal affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged series of novels of theft, conspiracy and espionage.
Santa Clara in 1978, Robert Contie, a young semiconductor engineer has just been arrested for theft of trade secrets. Then the string of bad luck continues when his wife asks for a divorce. However, before he can move away, he is savagely beaten and left for dead. A friend from his secret past is called for help and that opens the door to Contie's education into counter intelligence and the secret world of DIA.
What starts out as a hunt for those responsible for his beating goes out of control when he wiretaps the wrong house. Instead, he discovers a live KGB operation and finds his original targets were the leading distributors of cocaine in Silicon Valley. He must now ask why they are linked.
As Contie stumbles deeper into this murky world, he finds Silicon Valley will sell their techon-soles for the Silicon Snow. What unfolds is a series of lies, wire-taps, theft, piracy, torture and death.
However, after 200 kilos of cocaine goes missing, a friend from his past drags Contie in even deeper to help locate it. What Contie is about to learn the hard way is that there are no good guys or bad guys, there are only the ones that win.