In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operator receives a frantic call from his estranged brother, a patent lawyer who believes he is the next victim.
And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley's nerve center of money and technology, old family hu...more
Eisler is an author ...more
I would have rated it 4 stars because i enjoyed it very much but the action scenes it could have been better ,like his John Rain series.
That's not why I read thrillers. I want action, excitement, kick-assery on an atomic level. Not family fights, recriminations or whining. All of the characters were so annoying that I wanted to repeatedly kick them in the soft parts.
Alex Treven is a lawyer in Silicon Valley. After one of his clients is murdered and he realizes he's next, he calls his big brother for ...more
Alex Trevian is a lawyer in California who has one client, who has invented a special technological project, but which also has a sub program inside it with a secret. Its a secret that some government and various nefarious people want to keep quiet permanently. The inventor is terminated with extreme prejudice is what looks like a drug killing. A patent officer employer ...more
3.5 stars story. This wasn't my favorite book Barry Eisler book but it was still interesting. I like his story telling, it is easy to follow along and flows very well.
The story line and plot were okay. I wasn't a big fan of Ben or Alex at first, especially Ben. But then he kind of grew on me. I wasn't a fan of the "it was Ben's fault" him blaming himself was understandable but his brother blaming h ...more
The world was fully realized and made me feel like I was there and this could really happen. In my opinion, raising awareness about the potential dangers we face and questions about the morality of certain secret operations was one of the strengths of this book. It really made me think. However, ...more
His new character Alex Trevens, a patent lawyer at a prestigious law firm becomes involved in the murder of his client who wrote a new encryption program. As luck would have it Alex's big brother is a undercover operative who reluctantly ...more
The conflict between the two brothers is annoying. There is scene after scene of them rehashing the same emotional baggage, expressing the same internal thoughts, making the same judgements about each other. Alex was an idiot that didn't have the survival instinct God gave liza ...more
POV: 3rd Person: Alex Treven, Ben Treven, Sarah Hosseini
Mystery: Above Average
First in a new series about Ben Treven.
Alex Treven lives a simple life. He wakes in the same house he grew up in, works as an ambitious lawyer, goes back home to sleep in his childhood house, and does it all over the next day. When the case of a lifetime drops into his lap, he sees himself becoming partner in his law firm. When his client winds up murdered and Alex's life is threatened, he call ...more
When the creator of the encryption software is killed and Alex narrowly avoids an attempt on his life, he's forced to reach out to his big brother for help. Be ...more
A good book and I am glad to see Eisler go away from his John Rain character, but it was not as good as the John Rain novels. ...more
The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.
i would highly recommend this author and this book.
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- Seninle ilgili birçok şey biliyorum. Benim işim insanlarla ilgili bir şeyler öğrenmek.
+ Öyle mi? Ne biliyorsun?
- Senin kadar güzel bir kadının bir ilişkisi olmadığında, bunun sebebinin kimseyle tanışmaması olmadığını biliyorum. Sebebi istememesidir.
Sarah, oturuşunu değiştirme arzusuna karşı gelerek, ''Ve neden istemiyor muşum?'' diye sordu.
''Birçok sebepten. Ofise bu sabah kaçta geldin? Yedide mi? Demek ki bir avukat olarak büyük bir sıçrama yapmak istiyorsun? Bir erkek arkadaş dikkat dağıtabilir. Ve ofisteki insanlar erkek arkadaşın olduğunu bilirlerse o kadar umutlu olmayabilirler. Ve umutlu olmadıkları zaman, onları bu kadar kolay manipüle edemezsin.”