Still reeling from the death of her best friend, Lara Kingsley must choose between her integrity as a private investigator and her patriotic devotion to her country—a decision that puts her freedom, her career as an Army Special Forces Officer, and the future of Kingsley Investigations at risk.
When she is hired to install a high-end surveillance system for a Chinese tech startup, Lara has no idea she’s about to get caught up in a Top Secret Pentagon project and thrust into a deadly technology race between the United States and China.
Her journey begins when a man wearing strange gloves, boots and a robust exoskeleton suit scales the glass windows outside the tenth-floor office building where she’s working and falls to his death below. Lara begins a desperate mission to prove to authorities that the man’s death was not a suicide or an accident. Racing to unravel the mystery, she confronts a new technological world of nanotechnology, neural implants, self-driving cars, and passenger drones.
To solve the murder and stop Chinese operatives from stealing vital defense technologies, Lara must enlist the help of her virtual assistant, her trusty sidekick, her ex-boyfriend, and an ill-tempered detective from the D.C. Metropolitan police.
Just how far will Lara go to protect U.S. national security and prevent China from gaining critical advantages on the battlefield of the future?
Warning: This is not your grandmother’s mystery novel.