Escape Velocity

Coming in October 2016!

“Escape Velocity is that rare thing: a page-turner about business. Susan Wolfe has achieved something extraordinary with this book: a thriller in which financial and legal suspense keeps you as breathless with anticipation as the rich character development. An absolutely compelling stay-up-all-night read.”

Alice La Plante
Award-winning author of Turn of Mind

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Georgia Griffin has just arrived in Silicon Valley from Piney, Arkansas on very bald tires, having firmly rejected her beloved father’s life as a con artist. Her father is in jail and a certain minister is hugging her mother for Jesus while eyeing Georgia’s little sister, Katie-Ann. Georgia desperately needs to keep her new job as paralegal for Lumina Software so she can provide a California haven for her sister before it’s too late.

While she’s still living in her car, Georgia realizes that incompetence and self-dealing have a death grip on her new company. She decides to adapt her extensive con artist training – just once – to clean up the company. But success is seductive. Soon Georgia is an avid paralegal by day and a masterful con artist by night, using increasingly bold gambits designed to salvage Lumina Software. Then she steps into the shadow of a real crime and must decide: Will she risk her job, the roof over her sister’s head, and perhaps her very soul?

Read an excerpt from Escape Velocity

Praise for Escape Velocity

“Instantly addictive and disconcertingly credible, Escape Velocity will send the unwary reader pell-mell through the mazy proceedings and gamesmanship of corporate Silicon Valley. The story is shot through with shrewd humor and keen observation. I never knew how much I wanted to know about the legal and economic ins-and-outs of the tech industry until Susan Wolfe, uniquely positioned to illuminate both, decided to write this exhilarating novel.”

Lynn Stegner
Author of For All the Obvious Reasons

Escape Velocity is that rare thing: a page-turner about business. Susan Wolfe has achieved something extraordinary with this book: a thriller in which financial and legal suspense keeps you as breathless with anticipation as the rich character development. An absolutely compelling stay-up-all-night read.”

Alice La Plante
Award-winning author of Turn of Mind

“Was there ever a more appealing character than this clever, hard-working Georgia Griffin of Piney, Arkansas, who has inherited her father’s genius for the con? . . . Not only highly entertaining, but also insightful and informative about Silicon Valley’s high tech industry, whose principals are not always what they claim.”

Barbara Babcock
Crown Professor of Law, Emerita
Stanford Law School
Author of Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz and Recollections