Too much transparency can be dangerous

Suffering from terminal illness, Jericho Ainsley is about to blurt some very important secrets while he still has the chance. Knowing this, someone is out to get him. But what do the secrets relate to? His political past as head of the CIA, secretary of defense and White House security adviser? Or his latter career at a private equity firm where billions of dollars in assets disappeared along with one of the firm's partners?

To find the answer, you'll need to obtain a copy of Jericho's Fall, a new spy thriller by Stephen L. Carter. If private equity holds the key to Ainsley's torments, we can't help wondering what is the real message of the novel. Is it the ethical compulsion to be as transparent as possible? Or that any attempt at full disclosure is ultimately futile?