I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Switch by Joseph Finder
Published by Dutton on June 13, 2017
Pages: 384 pages
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A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller.
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files.
When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she’s come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0—and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it’s too late.
When Will fails to gain Tanner’s cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed. He turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.
Michael Tanner is returning home from an important business trip – so the only thing on his mind is getting home. After going through an airport security checkpoint and in danger of missing his flight – he grabs the wrong laptop from the checkpoint. It’s after he gets home that he notices that he took the wrong laptop. At that moment, he could care less because he has more pressing business to take care of.
Michael Tanner is the owner of Tanner Cold Brew, a coffee concentrate that’s used in nitro, iced coffee, hot coffee, and etc. Unbeknownst to his friends & family (including his wife) – Tanner Cold Brew has been losing money and clients. Speaking of his wife, they are going through their own troubles. His wife, Sarah has moved out and doesn’t have any intentions of returning home.
After having the laptop in his possessions for a few days, curiosity gets the best of him. He comes across some highly classified information that could end up turning into Snowden 2.0. He shares the information with his trusted friend who informs him of the danger he is in having that laptop in his possession.
“And do you know what happens to people who find out deep-cover intelligence secrets in this country? They commit suicide. Or they get into convenient car accidents.
Michael still has his reservations but when his friend is found dead from a possible “suicide” – he soon realizes that returning the laptop won’t be as simple as he thought it would be.
Author Joseph Finder delivers another fast-paced read with The Switch. When reading a Joseph Finder novel – you never know what direction that story will take you. Michael Tanner isn’t a high-profile spy – he’s an everyday guy and knowing that readers will ask themselves – What would I do if I were in this situation? One of the reasons Joseph Finder is one of my favorite authors is his ability to write characters that readers can relate to. Once a reader is connected – the words on the page come alive for them.
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Reviewed by: Orsayor
After reading this book, I kept asking myself – What would I do in this situation? The book also had me thinking – Why do I bother to put passwords on my computer when someone can hack their way into my computer? Even though they will be highly disappointed in what they find in my computer, because there’s not any naked pictures, highly classified information, or any deep dark secrets.
You never know who’s watching you!
P.S. – Make sure you grab the right laptop!!