A Man of Indeterminate Value
by Ron Felber
June 2013 | $16.95 | Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-56980-490-2
A MAN OF INDETERMINATE VALUE, the first novel in the Jack Madson trilogy, exposes American corporate greed and shortsightedness. In a world plagued by corrupt corporations and sinister forces that prowl the global landscape, Jack Madson needs to escape his own demons. Trapped in a hate-filled marriage, a job he despises, and a mountain of debt, he’s crafted a plan. He’ll fake his own death – simultaneously winning a large insurance payout for his family and paving the way for his getaway to Mexico. There, he’ll create a new life with the money he has been amassing from illegally selling intellectual property to criminal interests in China.
But Madson’s plan goes dangerously wrong in this new thriller. The $2.5 million that he socks away in a secret Mexican bank account becomes Madson’s escape route from all that has come to symbolize his miserable life. But when he finally arrives south-of-the-border, he learns that he’s been double-crossed by his partner in crime – and his bank account is empty. Madson has no choice but to return to the States and make a last ditch effort to double his ill-begotten payoff. The hitch? He must break into the computer system at NuGen to retrieve highly valuable bio-tech secrets. As bodies pile up, Madson struggles to stay one step ahead of the laser-focused insurance claims investigator who is determined to prove that his “accidental death” is anything but. This modern day anti-hero’s choices increasingly begin to resemble those of yesteryear’s outlaws.
Author Ron Felber began his writing career with articles for True Detective magazine, and went on to write three books in the classic Nick Carter series. He is also the author of Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor which is the basis for the Fox television series The Mob Doctor. Felber resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.