In closed chambers, he informs her that their liaison was taped, and if she doesn't rule in favor of the company, their video will be released and her career will be ruined. When she demands the tape, he tells her that his superiors have it and are pulling the strings, not him. He, too, is a pawn in this blackmail scheme.
Whoever is responsible for this entrapment doesn't know Brody well at all. She decides to take the fight to the source responsible for setting her up. She might have had a moment of stupidity and weakness, but is now literally trying to save her family and her reputation.
Affairs causing marital discord and havoc are a frequent theme in thrillers. Finder takes these common story elements and makes them appear to be fresh and new. Brody's plight may seem hopeless, but her strength and faith carry the day.
Author Joseph Finder proves that what appears to be a simple idea can be elevated with great writing and powerful characters.