After four years on the straight and narrow, Russell Fitzpatrick has a boring job, the wrong woman, and an itch for something more. All he needs to get his life going again is a nudge in the wrong direction.

When he receives a cryptic email from a legendary and slightly deranged fellow hacker — his old friend, Charlie, whom he knows to be dead — he tries to tell himself it's none of his concern. But the guy who stalks him across town at night, the two thugs waiting in the alley, and a ruthless FBI agent let him know his days are numbered if he doesn't turn over the money Charlie stole.

The problem is, Russ doesn't have it. As his enemies close in from all sides, Russ slowly unwinds the mystery of his old friend's paranoid mind and finds that Charlie left behind something worth much more than the money. And no one but him is onto it...

A fast-paced page-turner full of suspense, Impala has won numerous awards, including the Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for mystery and a best of the year nod from IndieReader.

“We live in a world of DNA, where lifeless molecules blindly assemble themselves into living, conscious beings. Is it really just the outcome of billions of years of coincidence that every plant and every insect, every bird in the sky, and every fish in the sea, and you and I, and everyone we will ever know, were written into the matter of the universe? That we had only to wait till our time came round, and we would open our eyes, and the light would come pouring in? Was it all just chance?”

— Russell Fitzpatrick in Impala