Betrayals come in many forms: sabotage, espionage, theft, blackmail, infidelity, and self-delusion. In The Silver Lining Betrayals, these coalesce around Pug James and his family. Pug is brilliant but an engineering renegade: obstreperous, profane, and paranoid. He fights with every boss and believes no one, especially his hateful and dismissive father, appreciates his inventions. His solution — buy a business and control his destiny. He invents a revolutionary product — the IPS 10000 dissipater. Based on patented silver-lined technologies, this and subsequent inventions can disrupt markets, produce substantial wealth, and position his company for great success. Can Pug solve the commercial equation? Pug’s unpredictable actions act as powerful magnets attracting real and imagined betrayals from colleagues, competitors, a Japanese keiretsu, and his family. All seek control or destruction of the technologies, even Pug himself. Can anyone rescue Pug from his fate? Fairchild’s debut novel melds innovation, business espionage, and family dysfunction. It takes the reader on Pug’s roller coaster of success, failure, and hopeful redemption. Fasten your safety belt!