Having a special gift for seeing things that most people would miss can be a good and a bad thing. For Kate this can turn out to be a good thing. Her life was in total disarray having to deal with situations at home from her son's teenage tantrums and her father who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At work Kate however was engulfed in a mystery that involved senior government officials dealing in espionage.
This story unfolds where Kate Ford a computer security specialist had many problems she’d been dealing with inside her head, from her son Jack's puberty issues to her health, which as the story progresses will turn out to be her ace card in solving this mystery. One day her manager assigns her a job which is outside the scope of what the government agency she works for would do and this has Kate more inquisitive as to why she was assigned this job. As it turns out Kate gets suspended for breaching security whilst snooping around with her new assignment; however this does not prevent her from getting to the bottom of what is going on.
Throughout this book the plot was mostly focused on courtroom events and Kate's personal issues including her family as well. Although the story would eventually evolve in outcomes of the courtroom, I think that too much emphasis was placed on these two scenes. I however like the way Kate dealt with her issues and used her specialized security skills to solve this mystery.
When single mom and computer security specialist Kate Ford is suddenly and mysteriously put on administrative leave, she finds herself drawn into the drama of a lurid kidnapping case with ties to her company. Kate has enough on her plate dealing with a condition that leaves her extra-sensitive to stimuli, but the case is too juicy to leave untouched.
But what begins as simple curiosity quickly leads her to the country’s darkest corners of power and leaves her and her family the target of a ruthless network of war profiteers, who will stop at nothing to protect their billion-dollar interests in Hostile Witness, the first in this sharp and engaging series.