Thursday, June 30, 2011
Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm—an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption.
Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encrypted algorithm in their possession. After a life-changing trip to the professor’s church in India, the couple also has the key to decode it.
Now they’re on the run from federal agents and the Chinese mafia, who will do anything to get the algorithm. Caught in the middle, Jamie and her friends must protect their clients if they want to survive long enough to graduate.
False Witnessis full of action and suspense, it has all the components of an intriguing legal thriller...mafia, FBI, attorneys, bounty hunters.
I found it to be an intriguing book. The story starts with a deal being made to sell the coveted algorithm that would change the internet. In comes a bounty hunter whose wife is in jeopardy, and then the team of legal aides. The way Singer brings these brilliant characters together and reveals the reason the algorithm was created is amazing.
Corruption is prevalent, sometimes people aren't what they profess to be. An exciting and biblical tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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