Hilton Kask is a whizz-kid systems inventor on the brink of a breakthrough with a highly sophisticated Artificial Intelligence package. All he needs is a measly eight million dollar advance and Solomon Computers will make billions. The great American dream is finally within his grasp. Then the unthinkable happens...Forty miles from the city of San Francisco, a team of chicken-hearted, ass-wipe venture capitalists unite to blow the dream out of the water. Then the unthinkable happens...Again. Hilton dies. Or does he?
For each of his special friends - his twin brother, Conrad, soul-mate Lisa, and his martial arts instructor - Hilton leaves a parcel. Inside is a mobile phone with one simple instruction. PRESS SEND. But for his enemies, Hilton has some even more ambitious plans. And revenge has never been sweeter than when it reaches from beyond the grave.
John McLaren was born in Edinburgh in 1951. He was a diplomat and venture capitalist and a director of two major investment banks. He is the founder of Masterprize, the international competition for symphonic composition, and Chairman of the Barchester Group. His previous books are PRESS SEND, 7th SENSE, and BLACK CABS.