Reece Hirsch. The Insider (2010) 330 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “When a friend and colleague hurtles to his death outside his office window, corporate attorney Will Connelly is shaken. But because he’s just made partner, Will must set aside his grief and focus on his first task: leading negotiations in the merger transaction for a new client, Jupiter Software. Will soon realizes something isn’t right. When he discovers that Jupiter was built upon a secret deal with the NSA in exchange for complicit in a spying operation, his carefully ordered life begins to unravel. Within days, he’s the prime suspect in a murder, the target of an SEC insider-trading investigation, and a pawn in a complex criminal scheme involving the Russian mafiya and a ruthless terrorist plot.”
Setting: San Francisco