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Impala by Andrew Diamond
Russell Fitzpatrick has a problem.
After four years on the straight and narrow, he’s got a boring job, the wrong girlfriend, and an itch for something more.
When he receives a cryptic email from a legendary and slightly deranged fellow hacker—his old friend, Charlie, who he knows to be dead—he tries to tell himself it’s none of his concern. But the guy who stalks him across town at night, the two thugs waiting in the alley, and a ruthless FBI agent let him know his days are numbered if he doesn’t turn over the money Charlie stole.
The problem is, Russ doesn’t have it.
No . . . the problem is, Russ is smarter than his enemies. The problem is, that girl Charlie left behind is worth more to Russ than the money.
Russell Fitzpatrick is a man on the edge, and he doesn’t like being pushed around.
Russ’ enemies have a problem.