Will Abbott, chief of staff for Senator Susan Robbins, is a young man on the road to the White House. He believed that his boss would make an exceptional President, and he knew that he would be her stellar chief of staff there too. His wife and new daughter rounded out his life, and things were perfect...until they weren't.
In a typical airport security mix-up, Tanner and Senator Robbins pick up the wrong laptop and don't discover the mistake until they get home. It should be a simple mistake to fix, but the Senator has something to hide. She had put a top secret document on her laptop to read on her business trip. If word gets out, she will lose everything she has worked for, and so will Abbott.
Michael finds the Senator's password and realizes what he has. He shares his information with his friend, who happens to be a reporter, and he finds himself running for his life. Both Will and the security agency whose files have been appropriated are determined to get their hands on the missing MacBook, but Tanner realizes it is the one thing keeping him alive.
The story is definitely exciting and is populated with interesting characters. Most of Finder's protagonists are men who seem to be in over their heads, and all of them eventually overcome overwhelming odds to save themselves. For some reason, Michael Tanner's ability to get out of tight spots was a bit dubious to me. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book, but at times I had to just shake my head and push through the incredulous.
The book was fast moving and continually called me back. If you enjoy a good thriller and accept fiction as fiction, then The Switch will be one of your favorite books this summer.
Publisher - Dutton
Date of Publication - June 13, 2017