In this suspense-charged, touching novel Counting on Trust, information is stolen from a US genetic engineering company (Omniprotein) by an employee, who's promised payment by a Chinese general. The general wants to profit from selling the company’s technologies in the military region of China he commands.
To force quick payment the thief attacks fellow employees and threatens to continue until his money arrives.
Will his next targets be:
Young lovers, computer geek Gabriel and gorgeous biologist Selena, who are discovering loving sex while trying to overcome post-traumatic effects of Selena’s girlhood rape?
Company president Eleanor, who’s determined to keep some privacy and intimacy although her job’s high profile and her husband Charley has just had prostate cancer surgery?
Venture capitalist John, who plans to duplicate Omniprotein’s facility in China and reunite with his ex-wife - fashion designer Ziyi - who returned to Shanghai after their only child died?
The personal stories of these couples explore how privacy, intimacy, and trust are changing in our social-media age. They paint a compelling portrait of our time.