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Menlo Park, California 94025

A lucky raffle winner will have a character in Keith's next book named after him/her!

Ian Michaels, CEO of Accelenet, and his wife Rowena, a deputy D.A., are out for a run one winter morning when a mysterious black car runs them down, leaving Ian with a broken leg and Rowena unconscious. Someone wants Ian or Rowena dead, but who? Once again, Ian must use his brains and business acumen to navigate a deadly trail of hostility, greed, and revenge, while investigating a cold case in the physics department of Stanford University and battling the richest, most ruthless man in California for control of his company.

"Take a taut roller coaster ride in Smasher behind Silicon Valley's doors; takeover bids, nail biting deals, a hidden story of physics and heart. Crisp and atmospheric I couldn't put it down. Hold on and prepare to stay up all night." --Cara Black, author of the best-selling Aimée Leduc series

Keith Raffel's first novel was Dot Dead. As counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, he held a top secret clearance to watch over CIA activities. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he founded UpShot Corporation, the award-winning Internet software company, and sold it to Siebel Systems. He has also been a carpenter, college writing instructor, candidate for elective office, and professional gambler. These days he stays busy writing his mysteries and thrillers in his hometown of Palo Alto, where he lives with his wife and four children. Check the latest news at www.keithraffel.com.

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