From the top 100 free list
Max Doerr lives in New York with his wife and son, working as an editor for a newspaper.
But He has a secret in his past life that he never told his wife. Then suddenly his son is killed brutally.
Grief stricken, he tries to find his son’s killer but to no avail.
During his investigation, his CIA past comes back to him and he gets involved in a vortex of murder and international crime and finds out that his son’s death was the beginning of a much bigger conspiracy.
What do you get when you take one dose of high-level gangsters, one dose of corrupted politicians, add to the cocktail a missing ship and then blend it with an unstoppable Russian journalist, an awesome hacker and a former elite soldier who's become an alcoholic, fed-up, office rat?
You get Chasing the Storm!
Great characters, Exotic locations, a dash of Mystery, a tad of Romance and a lot of Thrilling high-octane action!
While in Hamburg, lawyer and former elite soldier, Torgrim Rygg, witnesses the assassination attempt on Marko Marin, a Russian journalist investigating the disappearance of a ship ostensibly carrying timber bound for Algiers. He gets drawn into a world of conspiracies, cover-ups and the relentless search for a missing ship. Disenchanted with his mundane office-life he agrees to help Mr. Marin, and together with Marin's girlfriend, Lena, and their hacker, Sasha, he sets out on a journey to discover the truth about the missing ship.
Their truth seeking kicks off a series of life-threatening events and a relentless race against time to foil whoever is behind the disappearance of the ship, The Alpensturm. Their revelation puts not only their own lives at risk but the safety of the whole world .
[#41 - been free before - I have not gotten around to looking at it.]