Hard Drive: A Family's Fight Against Three Countries
Mary Todd & Christina Villegas, author
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 that his work with a Chinese company might compromise U.S. security and fear his life was being threatened, authorities immediately ruled his death a suicide. Initially, his family didn’t know what to believe. Yet 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, across three countries. Hard Drive: A Family’s Fight against Three Countries, by Shane’s mother, Mary Todd and his cousin and close friend, Dr. Christina Villegas, is the captivating story of Shane’s mysterious death and his family’s grueling battle to reveal the truth. This story, which is told from the unique perspective of Mary Todd, recounts the family’s painful, arduous, and unwavering endeavor to reveal the truth about what happened to Shane Todd in Singapore.