The Second Son

Martin Jay Weiss (Author)


Twin brothers Ethan and Jack Stone have built the ultimate transparency app--Stalker--and it's going to make them rich. But when Ethan's girlfriend dumps him and his brother bails for their biggest competitor, Ethan is convinced they ran off together. He uses Stalker to find out, tracking them from Silicon Beach to Silicon Valley, and the secret he reveals is even more twisted than he imagined. Between his faith in people and the technology he designed to expose the truth, Ethan is forced to rethink everything he had believed regarding privacy, freedom, and trust.

A poignant and timely novel, The Second Son deftly asks how far is too far when it comes to business, romance, and the intersection of technology in every aspect of our lives.

Product Details

$17.95  $16.51
Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
Publish Date
August 14, 2018
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Martin Jay Weiss is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced a vast anthology of commercials, films, and television projects. He has a BS in Journalism from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Film from New York University. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in California with his wife and two children. His next novel, Flamingo Coast, is coming from Rare Bird Books in 2019.


"The Second Son provides a thought-provoking premise and a fast-moving plot, engaging readers to flip page after page for the next reveal. But more than the story, this book makes us ponder to the greatest extreme the effect of technology and a world with no secrets, in which our smallest white lies are there for the taking."

"The Second Son by Martin Jay Weiss is that rare novel that hooks you with the first line and never lets go. The Second Son is a book that demands to be read in one sitting.One of the best thrillers of the year!"
--John Gilstrap​, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

The Second Son's cutting-edge thrill ride through Silicon Valley spawns from a spiderweb of dark family secrets. Weiss' story is strikingly original, artfully mixing classic mystery themes with modern technology. A must-read for thriller fans."
--K.J. Howe, Internationally Bestselling Author of The Freedom Broker and Skyjack

"A techno thriller with a heart of gold, Weiss delivers more twists than Highway 1 through Big Sur. The fast-paced plot and interesting cast of characters make The Second Son the perfect beach read."
--S.W. Lauden, author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series

"A riveting, cleverly plotted thriller for the modern age, The Second Son combines action, intrigue and romance against the vivid backdrop of colorful California culture. Readers will keep turning the pages late into the night."
--A. J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife

"Martin Jay Weiss is far from the usual debut author...he can set a scene swiftly, raise the ante, and make it work."
--New York Journal of Books