When the world's largest software company releases an exotic handheld PC to showcase its new "digital rights" software, a star employee goes missing. Her husband thinks she left him. Her boss thinks she quit. With the help of two employees Weel Traverse searches for his missing wife and in the process discovers a horrible secret that could bring the software giant to its knees. From their offices in Redmond, to the wilds of Montana, to tracking a GPS trail deep into the Pacific Northwest rainforest, The Syndrome Rule offers edge-of-your-seat suspense and a provocative discussion of the volatile mix of politics and business.