You can't help liking Laura: she's tough, funny, smart, and sometimes vulnerable. She's a computer executive with a San Francisco oil development firm. But she can't seem to do anything right these days. Her boss calls her in for a chat: improve or you're out of here. Adrift, her edge lost, Laura receives a puzzling inheritance with a note, q You were our smart one Laura; maybe you can do more with this than Dad and I did. Struggling to save her career, Laura accepts the inheritance challenge. Super-talented associates help unravel a century-old mystery: Pablo Beckman, a wealthy retired lawyer, and Bo Didier, a young computer genius, uncover a faint trail leading thousands of miles to a very different time. Villanous rivals know every move. Laura's life is on the block, dear friends are horribly injured. Now she would go back if she could, but there is no return. She must battle deadly enemies while facing unpleasant truths about herself. It's all here: ante-bellum courtrooms, civil war treasure, executive suites, grimy railroad towns, code-breaking secrets, romance, and tragedy. Read Laura's surprising story: a tough novel with underlying tenderness. A techno-thriller that bites hard from page one.She knew every cable tunnel and access box in the Bay Area without reference to wiring diagrams. ... The tap fed a voice activated recorder situated in a telephone junction box at the end of a refuse-choked alley off Van Ness Avenue, threeanbsp;...
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