Fatal Exchange chronicles the story of Tess Gideon, a female Manhattan bike messenger with an appetite for the wild side, who becomes embroiled in a rogue nation’s Byzantine scheme to destabilize the U.S. financial system.
From the sweltering streets of Seoul to the sex-and-drug-driven underbelly of Greenwich Village, attempts at silencing a leak in an international counterfeiting operation leave a trail of butchery that leads inevitably to Wall Street, and pits a counter-culture heroine against a ruthless state-sponsored assassination team that will stop at nothing to achieve its lethal ends.
As the body count climbs, Tess is assisted by Detective Ron Stanford, a NYPD homicide specialist tracking a brutal serial killer whose ritualistic cycle of murder and mutilation targeting bike messengers is escalating to fever pitch.
Tess’s battle to survive propels her into a deadly underworld where she must become judge and executioner, challenging her core beliefs about morality, justice and love. Characters include her musician boyfriend Nick, Gordon Samuels, a powerful commodities trader who will stop at nothing to join the ranks of the city’s billionaires, Saul Balinsky, a paranoid ex-Treasury Department currency expert, Duff, a former gang banger whose torso is stitched with bullet scars, and a cast of iconoclastic messengers living on the fringes of mainstream society.
Fatal Exchange is a genre-melding race of a thriller that’s sure to delight readers searching for an exciting new voice in the action/intrigue realm.