Treachery times two
An earthquake caused by a volcanic eruption unsettles s cemetery and uncovers a dead body. Koa and his team learn the victim worked at X-CO and blocked anything to do with the investigation. His primary goal was to identify her and figure out what the company was hiding and leads him to a defense contractor who with political ties and board with political connections. Why did this victim die? What was her job in this company and why do we get the impression that things are not what they seem?
Events get out of hand but not before Georgia Pau uncovered, DNA in this victim’s apartment in an unusual place. The contract developer working on a highly classified project leads Koa to become involved in working with the FBI on a secret espionage investigation Deimos a powerful secret military weapon.
This is only part of the complex plot author Robert McCaw delivers as Koa Will take readers back 30 years to a murder he committed. Anthony Hazzard killed Koa’s father and the author flashes back to how this happened and reminds us of how Koa carefully and methodically create a murder scene right out of an episode of Criminal Minds or Law and Order. Haunted by his memories how will he deal with this man’s grandson who wants answers about the 30-year-old death of his grandfather? Will be giving him all the files. How will he proceed?
Things get tension-filled when Koa meets with Bobby Hazzard, learns more about the victim and her link to this high-powered politically connected firm. Speaking with the prior police chief and the grandson you can tell the young man has never assessed this type of scene and his insults bring the chief out of the meeting. An old friend warns Koa that this case is more than prominent level and he needs to wait to see if he can share some sensitive information. Plus, we meet Wingate and done of the higher-ups who want the protesters dealt with before the AI seminar as Koa proposes suggestions, but Wingate has his agenda in mind. We then meet the man who sold the victim’s car, and you can tell he’s holding back information if she was just a secretary how did she afford an expensive car, quit her job, no forwarding address disappears from her apartment, moves furniture, and then killed. Plus given a month’s notice another employer and yet disappeared from her apartment. Looking at her file and internet job application acknowledges a Top-secret security clearance, medical forms, payroll records, and resignation letter dated the previous month. No job description. Who or what was she at X-CO?
It gets interesting when Koa is given special security clearance to attend a meeting that explains the secret military weapon Deimos, what it does, how it will help in combat, the fact that somehow it was hacked how who and why and the ramifications for those involved and the program. What role did the victim play and the significance of a note that they are sure she wrote sending an important message? With the help of his new detective Makanui and Piki, they learn how and where the victim was killed, and the possibility of X-CO involved but how and why?
But Hazzard’s grandson is connected to a state senator and demands more answers and Koa explains his father’s death and low-grade position in the sugar fields. The author relates the working conditions and how many of the workers died from abusive treatment and conditions.
Koa now can get a warrant to raid on X-CO. The warrant is executed but the head places obstacles and threats hoping Koa will back down.
Added in two women were interviewed about the files related to the milder victim and it was evident one lied, and the other was afraid but smart enough to slip a note to Koa three files about the victim real, phony and monitoring file plus we learn that apps and tracking devices placed on their phones and cars plus video surveillance invading their privacy.
Questionngv Snrllibg the security guard borough an unusual for confession hoping to nail Wingate but instead told a story about the victim having a gun and they were just defending themselves. Added in Kimberly is murdered for how she changed information about the victim and Snelling arrested for obstruction of justice and more. Then he double-crosses Koa and Bobby Hazzard wants him to take him to his grandfather’s cabin and here is where it gets even more sinister, dangerous and strange.
The AI seminar gave Koa a chance to observe Wingate, Snelling, and Chairman Zhou Li and Blanche in action wondering who was in charge and if Wingate was pulling the strings or someone else. Added in a close friend is helping Bobby Hazzard and what he reveals as why shakes up Koa.
The truth behind Deimos is revealed as bad codes were placed in the program to infect it. The victim was the saboteur or was she the whistleblower or more?
Bianche, senator Chao, Keahi, senator’s aid, Mayor Tanaka, Colonel Triplet, and several others might be responsible. But what about Wingate and Snelling? When the pieces of the puzzle are finally fit in place just who killed the victim, who was the killer? When Koa meets with a close friend of the victim what he learns reveals it all. A traitor sabotaged Deimos. Was the victim the patriot and Koa had to go back in time and figure out how she might have become an enemy agent. How was the software hacked?
When the truth comes out you won’t believe who was behind the hacking, what would happen to Wingate and how did he commit what he thought was a perfect crime ? Two men and one story and a cover-up and treachery unbelievably. As Koa figures out the final deception, Moreno and Goodling refuse to give him the go-ahead and Makanui unwraps evidence you won’t believe author Robert McCaw unveils a conspiracy you won’t believe but there’s more. As someone challenges Koa and what happened to Hazzard and a traitor is revealed and just who is this Bobby Hazzard and will the truth about the death of this abusive man became known and destroy Koa and what about his girlfriend. Lies, betrayals, deceptions, money, power and a government weapon at stake as some high-powered officials and a foreign government dared to commit Treachery times Two.
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