Jack Wright is a veteran detective with a tragic past, an uncertain future, and a passion for solving puzzles. As a member of the Toronto Police Service Hold-Up Squad, Jack is tired of always having to clean up after the fact. When the blueprints of a robbery that has yet to take place land on his desk, there's only one problem...he can't read a word of them. The details of the heist are contained on a computer hard drive, protected by an unbreakable security code, seized in an explosive police raid on a suspected gunrunner.
Katherine Sharpe, beautiful, brilliant and ambitious, is the head of a cutting-edge computer research firm on the verge of introducing an earth-shattering technological breakthrough, something she's been working on her whole adult life. But Theodore Sumner, the Chairman of the Board and her nemesis at ComTech, has other ideas. When he threatens to bring her dreams crashing down around her, Katherine sets in motion a plan to stop him that quickly spirals out of control. Now, as their worlds collide, Jack has to rely on two unlikely partners, old-fashioned legwork, and the ability of a thirteen-year-old hacker to help help him solve the most difficult puzzle of his life... before Katherine's Plan destroys them all.
Hard Drive, a fast-paced thrill ride through the world of high-tech espionage, asks a very basic question: What would you do to make your dreams come true? If you said, "I'd kill for that!", you're not alone.