GyroNautica's robotics design team has lost their lead engineer, their sense of mission, and possibly their investor. This start-up of young engineers in Seattle's Pioneer Square district, has one last chance. Sean is a computer wizard with a secret history of “Black Hat” hacking during his teens. As a result of recent contract assignments, he has reinvented himself through his successful hardware designs. Sean's first problem is to sift through the mess left by the fired engineer Jason—who can’t seem to stay away. In that mess is Jason's own secret hack.
Action, adventure thriller about Blacks, Jews and terrorists. A bungled mugging leads Black youth, BRAYTON JAMES, 24, to collide with terrorists delivering money for an arms deal. He escapes, but, he and pal CALVIN WATKINS, 23, are marked for death by RASHID ABISALEH, 45, the cell leader. Israeli agents, trained assassins; MOISHE MUSTANG, 55, ABE LIPSKY, 60 and ARTHUR PISKY, 58, arrive to destroy the cell and foil an assassination plot. In a dramatic conclusion, the Israelis and the youths reach a final encounter with the terrorists, but can they stop the assassination plot and destroy the shipping organization.
This is the first of three completed novels in which fictional Vienna Police Inspector KARL MARBACH is a central character. The story takes place in mid April of 1938, one month after the Anschluss, the Nazi annexation of Austria. Although born into a poor family, the police inspector identifies with the deposed Royal House of Habsburg. In his work and in his life, the police inspector prides himself on being guided by reason, not emotion. His lover is Volkstheater actress CONSTANZE TANDLER. He is concerned that her emotional hatred of Nazism is putting her in danger.