The Switch - Joseph Finder

The Switch

By Joseph Finder

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 12 Ratings

Description

A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller.

Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files.    
 
When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she’s come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0—and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it’s too late.
 
When Will fails to gain Tanner’s cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed.  He turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help.  In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.

Reviews

  • Great book

    5
    By Redsoxnumba1
    Suspense, lots of it! Couldn't put it down.
  • Sorry to say but don't buy this book

    1
    By Dayna Caymus
    Finder is a great writer. But, what happened here? Tanner doesn't care that his laptop was stolen? Why not just send the senator's back to her? Every decision Tanner makes is imposable. And, what about the lose ends -- the reporter's death and the mob?
  • Joseph Finder's The Switch

    5
    By Carol M Smith
    This story has a completely riveting plot. It weaves deception, intrigue, mystery and suspense together. Two laptops get switched at an airport. One laptop belongs to Michael Tanner. He is CEO and founder of Tanner Roast. This is a small specialty coffee company. The second laptop belongs to a US Senator. Senator Susan Robbins needs that laptop back as soon as possible. It contains Top Secret information that she not supposed to have. Her aide Will Abbott is assigned the task to retrieve the laptop using whatever means needed. Tanner's current lifestyle is about to change. He faces the wiles of contract murder, paranoia, conspiracy, double-dealing, spys and persons trying to outwit each other to obtain the Top Secret information. I volunteered to read " The Switch". Thanks for First to Read for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.