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Feb 28, Tracy T. Ben is a Chuck Norris hero. A Clean Kill in Tokyo: To survive the forces arrayed against them, they’ll first have to survive each other. For such a smart writer, this is hard to understand. And yet, younger broth What could have been an exciting, riveting story of intrigue, Fault Line is bogged down by boring, almost child-like dialog with the main characters displaying one hissy-fit after another.

Fault Line

To ask other readers questions about Fault Lineplease sign up. In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal. As luck would have it Alex’s big brother is a undercover operative who reluctantly helps his little brother and his attractive Arab-descent associate stay alive from the powers to be from stealing the encryption program.

Alex is a Silicon Valley lawyer who has found his fast-track at his firm when he allies himself with an eccentric programmer whose written a new encryption software.


Good narration by Barry Eisler audible review 3. 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. As these three radically different people struggle to identify the forces attempting to silence them, Ben and Alex are forced to examine the events that drove them apart–even as Sarah’s presence, and her own secret wants, deepens the fault line between them.

When Ben receives Alex’s frantic call he hurries to San Francisco to help him. Being ignorant of the details of coding encryption software, I believed the Macguffin, and I suspect you’d have to be quite an expert before you felt like nitpicking about that.

Their past is woven into linr present as they both come to terms with what happened to their family.

It also ended strangely, too easily wrapping up the plot. There was a problem adding your email address.

As Baery said, though, overall the novel was well-written and suspenseful. Alex scares the intruder away. If you’re not familiar with this, you should look up J.

Fault Line: Ben Treven, Book 1 (Unabridged)

The description of high power law offices and San Francisco were right varry target. And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley’s nerve center of money and technology, old family hurts sting anew as two brothers who share nothing but blood and bitterness wage a desperate battle against a faceless enemy. Not family fights, recriminations or whining.

It was an enjoyable romp. For some bizarre reason, this reminds me of what might happen if an action thriller author seized hold of a romantic suspense plot and had his way with it.


The three main characters-Alex, Ben, and Sarah are all very different and very flawed. Alex is fearful that his last hour is rapidly approaching. Shiffman died of a heart attack but Alex knows that can’t be right as Hank was the healthiest man he ever knew.

Ben hasn’t seen or talked to his family in a very long time. Perhaps these feelings stem from his three years in a “covert position” with the Barrg. Otherwise, I probably would have skipped it. It looks like a drug deal gone wrong.

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When the eisller 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.

Alex and Ben have been estranged since they were teenagers and the only family they have left. A company who is considered to have the Midas touch. Read it and squirm. And a thriller this is. Will begin to work oldest to newest.