Two young men, recent college graduates and “would be” entrepreneurs, are brutally murdered on a sailing yacht moored in a marina on the Puget Sound. The victims had been accepted into a manufacturing accelerator in Seattle to develop a potential “industry disruptor” water monitoring device for commercialization. One of the men was the boyfriend of Kentucky Detective Jebediah Colton’s daughter. Jebediah calls in favors and ultimately travels to Seattle to assist on the investigation with Seattle Police Detective Tuan Nyugen, an ex Silicon Valley Security expert and cyber crime specialist. Jebediah also recruits his friend, Detective Claire Maxey from Ohio, to help with the case where the boys’ startup journey began in a Cincinnati business accelerator. Difficulties identifying motives and suspects, along with strong emotional attachments to the victims, create daunting challenges for the investigative team. Time is of the essence as they navigate the rapidly expanding, globally connected ecosystem for technology startups and the hidden agendas of major stakeholders. Book Two in the Jebediah Colton Series.
About the Author
MARIAN JAMES grew up in Seattle, Denver and the San Francisco Bay Area before settling in northern Kentucky as an adult. She has been a product designer, marketer and business woman for over thirty years; traveling the world and meeting all kinds of fascinating people. She has only recently begun to pursue her dream as a writer. This is the second novel in her Jebediah Colton series. Please visit her at www.marianjames.net.