by Rick Acker
Silicon Valley billionaire Scott Sherman dies, taking life-changing secrets to his grave. But will they stay buried with him?
Scott poured a large chunk of his fortune into an aerospace startup called Space Pirates, Inc. Space Pirates is on the brink of a major discovery—but did they use key data stolen from Scott’s old nemesis, Russian scientist Viktorya Mikhailova? Viktorya works for a shadowy Russian institute, which is racing to beat Space Pirates.
They sue Space Pirates for the alleged theft—threatening to permanently ground the American company. Further complicating matters, Viktorya’s daughter Arina is a key member of Space Pirates’ scientific team.
Space Pirates hires hot-shot San Francisco litigator Leigh Collins to defend the case. Leigh recruits computer expert Kevin Fang and Russian-American detective Sergei Spassky to join her team. They begin to uncover the truth—but some secrets can be deadly . . .