And West Is West
A NovelBook - 2015
When Jessica, a young Air Force drone pilot in Nevada, is tasked with launching a missile against a suspected terrorist halfway across the world, she realizes that though women and children are in the crosshairs of her screen, she has no choice but to follow orders. Ethan, a young Wall Street quant, is involved in a more bloodless connection to war when he develops an algorithm that enables his company's clients to profit by exploiting the international financial instability caused by exactly this kind of antiterrorist strike. These two are only minor players, but their actions have global implications that tear lives apart--including their own. When Jessica finds herself discharged from the service and Ethan makes an error that costs him his job, both find themselves adrift, cast out by a corrupt system and forced to take the blame for decisions they did not make.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: FIC CHILDRESS, RON
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 24 cm