Contest – Signed Copy of Barry Eisler’s Fault Line

Cover of Fault Line by Barry Eisler Author Barry Eisler was the speaker at today’s meeting of my local RWA chapter, SFA-RWA. He gave a great talk and then gave away a bunch of copies of his thriller Fault Line. As some of you may know, I read and LOVED Fault Line some time ago, but I now have a pristine, unread, signed copy of this book, complete with a bookmark! just in time for a lucky reader of this blog to read before the release of the sequel, Inside Out. I can tell you that I read an ARC (Advance Reader’s Copy) of Inside Out and loved it.

Stolen from Barry’s website:

In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal.

In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operator receives a frantic call from his estranged brother, a patent lawyer who believes he is the next victim.

And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley’s nerve center of money and technology, old family hurts sting anew as two brothers who share nothing but blood and bitterness wage a desperate battle against a faceless enemy.

Alex Treven has sacrificed everything to achieve his sole ambition: making partner in his high-tech law firm. But then the inventor of a technology Alex is banking on is murdered… and the patent examiner who reviewed it dies… and Alex himself narrowly escapes an attack in his own home. Off balance, out of ideas, and running out of time, he knows the one person who can help him is the last person he’d ever ask: his brother.

Ben Treven is a Military Liaison Element, an elite undercover soldier paid to “find, fix, and finish” high-value targets in America’s Global War on Terror. Disenchanted with what he sees as America’s culture of denial and decadence, Ben lives his detached life in the shadows because the black ops world is all he really knows—and because other than Alex, who he hasn’t spoken to since their mother died, his family is long gone.

But blood is thicker than water, and when he receives Alex’s frantic call, Ben hurries to San Francisco to help him. Only then does Alex reveal that there’s another player who knows of the technology: Sarah Hosseini, a young Iranian-American lawyer who Alex has long secretly desired… and who Ben immediately distrusts. As these three radically different people struggle to identify the forces attempting to silence them, Ben and Alex are forced to examine the events that drove them apart—even as Sarah’s presence, and her own secret wants, deepens the fault line between them.

A full-throttle thriller that is both emotionally and politically charged, Fault Line centers on a conspiracy that has spun out of the shadows and into the streets of America, a conspiracy that can be stopped only by three people—three people with different worldviews, different grievances, different motives. To survive the forces arrayed against them, they’ll first have to survive each other.

How Do I Get the Chance to Win This Awesome Book?

Easy. Leave a comment to this blog in which you answer the following question:

If you had a bazillion dollars, what would you get me?

Contest closes Midnight Pacific, Wednesday May 12, 2010. If you don’t leave a valid email, you’ll have to check back after Wednesday to see if you won. I can use the email WordPress asks for, by the way. I will choose a winner at random, so, actually, the awesomeness of your hypothetical generosity to me has no bearing on your chance of winning. But I might end up loving some of you more than others. Hypothetically speaking.



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12 Responses to “Contest – Signed Copy of Barry Eisler’s Fault Line”

  1. TJ Bennett says:

    I’d buy you Barry Eisler. I’m sure he can be had for a bazillion dollars.

    Nuff said. 🙂

  2. sabrinawstan says:

    I’d give every household $1000 a week to spend. 😛
    That’s what the Aussie government did and they never had a recession. In fact, they are already booming now.

  3. David Jewel says:

    Hmm lets see first Im gonna guess Im automatically disqualfied since Im family.. Hmm Id first have to ask you what cause you’d like me to donate 1st to as charity as the needs of others come before the wants of ourselves. Hmm I dunno how about a nice winery in the Valley where you could relax and be inspired everyday Shrug.. Isnt that what every great writer wants a nice relaxing place to open your mind to grand ideas..

  4. Susan in AZ says:

    If I had a bazillion dollars, I would buy Carolyn:
    1) Perfect Hair
    2) A Perfect Dress
    3) A Perfect husband
    4) A roomful of toys for her already perfect child, with the rule that unless he gets Straight A’s in school, the toys go into storage (incentive, here)

  5. Sharon M says:

    1. Find out which charities you’d like to donate to.
    2. Buy and completely pay for a house that included a fully stocked wine cellar located somewhere with an awesome view.
    3. Set up a trust to handle the yearly costs of house and grounds upkeep so you could quit your day job if that’s what you really wanted to do.

  6. Though I recuse myself from the competition on the grounds that I was at the same meeting, I must say: Alexander Skarsgård. Natch.

  7. KimberG says:

    One night with Alexander Skarsgard. Wait, a bazillion dollars? A week. It would cost more for longer. 😉

  8. etirv says:

    I would set up a philanthropic foundation in your name and also give the rest of the bazillion dollars to you in cold hard cash to do with as you please!

  9. Gerard says:

    Is bazillion a real number? I suppose I could buy you a coffee. Everyone likes coffee, right?

  10. Pearl says:

    I’d buy you a private jet (hunky pilot included, maybe a Barry Eisler lookalike…) so you could fly to any part of the world and of course I’d hope Europe (The Netherlands, more specifically) would be one of your stops…

  11. Cara Wallace says:

    Well, everyone’s already given all the good answers. Um, how about Alexander Skarsgard’s house? Then you’d be his landlady and have an excuse to see him all the time. 🙂

  12. Gina Gallo says:

    I would give you two things:

    1) Since you enjoy time traveling stories. I would buy you a castle to live in. Castles are sexy in any time period (especially with modern conveniences like air condition/heating and running water.)

    2) Since you love animals, I would buy about a hundred acres and provide you with an animal sanctuary. (With already completed accommodations and staff-‘cuz I am considerate like that!)