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Fault Line (Ben Treven, Bk 1)
Fault Line - Ben Treven, Bk 1
Author: Barry Eisler
In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent carjacking. In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operative receives a frantic call from his estranged younger brother. When Alex Treven, a patent lawyer who has been working for the inventor, is attacked in his apartment, he is convinced he is the t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345505088
ISBN-10: 0345505085
Publication Date: 2/24/2009
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
I try to listen to audiobooks that are unabridged but I don't think there is one for this book. I am glad I went ahead and ordered this anyway. What a great story.
I used to work in computer software and found the storyline to be very insteresting. The book's plot is about a software program called OBSIDIAN which is supposed to be some super encryption program. Alex Treven is a lawyer who is working on the patent for OBSIDIAN when OBSIDIAN's programmer is found murdered and the patent examiner mysteriously dies. Then Alex finds himself running for his own life. There are people from the government involved. Are they good guys or bad? Who can you trust? Who would think you could get murdered for writing a software program? The storyline raises some interesting questions.
This is the first Barry Eisler book that I have listened to but I really want to read/isten to more.
5 compact discs; 6 hours
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Helpful Score: 1
Barry Eisler's latest novel departs from the John Rain series to two estranged brothers in the west coast, as different as they can be: one (Ben) a soldier running black ops, and the other (Alex) a lawyer in a well-heeled law firm doing patent and software work. But when Alex's client and the patent examiner reviewing his new software are murdered, and Alex looks to be next, he calls his big brother for help. Adding to the mix is Alex's Iranian co-worker, whom Alex has a crush on and Ben does not trust.

Although I missed the exciting locales of the "Rain" series, I enjoyed the writing and storyline in this book as much as the other series.
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