To say that Matt Cook is an accomplished individual would be an understatement. As a close-up magician (and former member of the Magic Castle Junior Society), Matt has performed in Hollywood and across the globe. His previous writings have earned him numerous awards, and in 2010, he cofounded California Common Sense, a nonprofit dedicated to government transparency and policy analysis. His debut novel, Sabotage, begins with Professor Malcolm Clare waking aboard a jet minutes before it plunges into the seas. Curious about his professor's disappearance, Stanford doctorate student Austin Hardy seeks out Malcolm's daughter, Victoria, whose secret soon whisks them into a global game of assassination, extortion, and treachery.
A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare—celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer—disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas.
An extortionist code-named “Viking” has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a U.S. defense corporation against terrorist conspirators in a bidding war. His leverage: a threat to destroy the luxury liner and its 3,000 passengers.
Stanford doctoral student Austin Hardy, probing the disappearance of his professor, seeks out Malcolm Clare’s daughter Victoria, an icy brunette with a secret that sweeps them to Saint Petersburg. Helped by a team of graduates on campus, they must devise Trojan horses, outfox an assassin, escape murder in Bruges, and sidestep treachery in order to unravel Viking’s scheme. Failure would ensure economic armageddon in the United States.
Both on U.S. soil and thousands of miles away, the story roars into action at supersonic speed. Filled with an enigmatic cast of characters, Sabotage, Matt Cook’s debut novel, is a sure thrill ride for those who love the puzzles of technology, cryptology, and people.
About the Author
Matt Cook, based in Los Angeles, is already an accomplished nonfiction writer—Cook’s first book was honored by the American Authors Association with the Golden Quill Award in the business genre—Cook is currently pursuing his doctorate in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Sabotage is his debut novel.