HARD DRIVE (Paperback)

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On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just a week before his scheduled return to the United States. Although Shane had repeatedly expressed apprehension about his work with a Chinese company and fear his life was being threatened, authorities immediately ruled his death a suicide. His family initially didn’t know what to believe. However, upon arriving in Singapore, they realized the evidence suggested not suicide, but murder.
Shane’s family later discovered that what they thought was a computer speaker was actually an external hard drive with thousands of files from Shane’s computer. The information in those files transformed this story from a tragic suicide to an international saga of mystery, deceit, and cover-up, involving three countries. “Hard Drive: A Families Fight against Three Countries” is the captivating story of Shane’s mysterious death and his family’s grueling battle to reveal the truth against powerful forces that have sought to conceal, destroy, or discredit evidence indicating homicide. This story, which is told from the unique perspective of Shane’s mother, Mary, recounts the family’s painful, arduous, and unwavering endeavor to reveal the truth about what happened to Shane Todd in Singapore


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4 reviews for HARD DRIVE (Paperback)

  1. Hilary Mays says :
    5 out of 5

    I couldn’t put it down!
    This captivating story about the loss of a son and the family’s quest for truth had twist and turns and ultimately left me wanting justice for the Shane and his family!! It’s a must read!

  2. MS Vet says :
    5 out of 5

    A call to action…
    If this were were fiction it would still be hard to believe, but it’s not. As someone who has studied this case in detail and written about it extensively (see Chapter 15 and 10,000 word paper at justice4shanetodd.com) I can say this book is a brilliant recitation of the trials of a loving mother to access the truth of how her son died. Mary Todd, a pastor from the heartland of Montana, has forged her grief on an anvil of determination to tell a profound story of incompetence, injustice, lies and deception by multiple government actors reaching the highest levels.

    The great mystery of what is the ultimate truth of Shane Todd’s premature death remains clearly at the center of this very readable book. This is not a book to read, be shocked about and move on from. No, this book is a call for action, a rallying cry from a determined mother for the reader to engage, to make phone calls, to demand the US Government tell what it knows and demand the Singapore Police fully and seriously investigate the possibility Shane Todd was murdered and such may have national security implications.

    For example:
    – Traci Goins, former Vice Counsel at the US Embassy in Singapore, now in a consulate in Mexico, has been systematically prevented by the State Department from telling her version of whether or not the police investigator committed perjury under oath. This despite the claim of a senior State Department official that her testimony was “offered” and it was pre-agreed in Washington DC that Diplomatic Immunity would NOT be invoked.

    – The Singapore Police destroyed evidence which contained from two to four unidentified sources of DNA that were not Shane’s. Why would they do that? Is there something to hide?

    – One issue after another the Singapore police were either incompetent or complicit. For a country so highly respected is it possible that such malfeasance was an accident?

    – the FBI received a briefing from the Singapore Police including about 60 slides yet the FBI has never shared any of that with the family. Who again does the FBI work for?

    – The coroner in his ‘findings’ said almost a dozen times that the project with Huawei was never completed. However he never explained it went on for over a year and was only postponed two weeks after Shane ‘s body was found. Coincidence?

    – only after the FT article “Death in Singapore” was published did the Singapore Police begin to take action. And then they went into overdrive to prove suicide rather than consider murder.

    – through the entire process Singapore’s government owned media portrayed Mary Todd as in denial and distraught, a total mischaracterization of this strong and resolute woman of God.

    This is just a teaser of what you will find in this extraordinary story. I implore everyone to read this book and dig into the story. The only way this family will find justice and the truth is if all Americans and Singaporeans arise in righteous indignation and demand full disclosure and a renewed investigation.

    Both the US and Singapore are better than this and should be committed to the truth.

  3. Indy says :
    5 out of 5

    This story is fit for a spy thriller
    Singapore is today what Berlin or Vienna was in the Cold War. It is a playground where China and the West can face off while attracting less political backlash. It is here that the east and the west geographically meet in order to conduct trade and diplomacy. It is the perfect place to conduct espionage.

    This story is fit for a spy thriller, but not a traditional one. The Todd’s share with us a very personal and realistic view of what it’s like to be caught in the crossfire. The reader cannot help but feel the anger, frustration and helplessness that comes with being stonewalled by international interests. It’s an experience that doesn’t come with a vodka martini shaken… not stirred.

  4. Andy Kassanicky says :
    5 out of 5

    Outrageous and tragic story!!!
    I was very familiar with this story…at least I thought I was. The detail of this fight for justice is so well laid out. You truly feel the paid and incredible frustration as the family goes though this fight for their loved one, Dr Shane Todd. I couldn’t put it down…and I mean that. The more I read the more outraged I became. If I didn’t know the players, I would think this was a work of fiction. It’s hard to believe that this story is real!

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