This crime story takes place in the 80s in the middle of Silicon Valley. An accountant at the high technology company Stratonics is brutally murdered in the middle of the night. This is not what you expect to happen at Stratonics where engineers normally do less violent things. Even more surprising is the man that is arrested, found at the place with a gun in his hand: David Williams, a very controversial financer of high-tech companies. Unfortunately he was found knocked down at the place and he cannot remember anything from the evening, why he was there and why he should have killed the victim. With everything against him it seems like a clear case, but some female friends of Williams are convinced that he is innocent. By pulling some strings, the women manage to get Charles Douglas, a well known attorney on the case, and even though he has got his doubts he starts to investigate the case, and when someone seems out to get David Williams things are getting dangerous. Mysterious video tapes, a young aspiring journalist and sex affairs are packing into this crime novel. The story is taking place before the dot com era, but Silicon Valley where the place for technology at that time as well. Harrison T. Beardsley was himself a corporate financial advisor to several high-tech companies, and mixing that with his experience as a newspaper journalist he has created this first novel. Your basic crime story with an interesting setting, a brutal murder in the middle of the Valley, it will take you through a summer day learning that not even nerds can walk around in a safe environment these days (could they ever?) Apparently a sequel to this novel is on its way, but I have no idea when that one will be published though.