Private investigator Kate Roarty is primed to take on the titans of the mining business, pursuing the fouls of cybercrime. The year is 2032, and the technological innovation she is seeking to restore to its rightful innovators is worth billions on a planet rapidly running out of the rare earth minerals required to fuel its digital growth. The investigation takes her to South Africa, the UK, Kazakhstan, and France. Kate is good at what she does; she knows too much. Her fierce independence and solo swimming put her at risk of demise as her detractors relentlessly seek to eliminate her. Her advocates remain vigilant in extending the arm of protection and collaboration. Her clients emerge from her home base in Canada, where her lover, a few friends, and a faithful canine diligently strive to compromise her independence. Managing her allies and vanquishing her enemies pushes Kate Roarty's capabilities to their limits.
Patricia Filteau grew up in the boreal forest of northern Canada. She went on to live, work, and explore in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Her lifelong passion for open-water swimming connects her to the wilderness she knows and loves. Her novels are inspired by a career that took her from archaeology to small business to trade commissioner and diplomat. She lives and writes in Ottawa, Canada, and swims in Gatineau, Quebec. Patricia has two adult children.