Publisher Description

In this smart, gripping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller, federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins' most critical vulnerability is exposed. 

Government records, medical equipment, elevators, security alarms ... they're all remotely controlled and monitored by computerized industrial control systems. It's convenient, efficient, and potentially deadly. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins has put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice's elite Criminal Division. She's about to prosecute a major bribery trial—one that could make or break her career. 

But everything's going wrong. 

Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court's electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience. By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are greater than the outcome of a high-profile court case. 

Determined to win at any cost, a hidden enemy threatens to destroy her—and the only man she's ever loved—unless she can stop him. Now, it's personal.

Crime & Thrillers
29 March
Brown Street Books
Melissa Furrer Miller

Customer Reviews

Missbren79 ,

Great read

Was a hard book to put down, had all the twists and turns i needed to keep me turning the pages. Enjoyed Melissa’s style of writing and will be on the look out for more titles from this talented Author.

rhitc ,

Mussion critical

American. From Pittsburgh. English degree followed by law school then practice with spouse (no comment). Now writes crime fiction and home-schools her kids. Creator of a popular series involving feisty Pittsburgh lawyer Sasha McCandless. This is a spin-off with a different female lawyer protagonist. (While you're on a good thing...)

Aroostine (I kid you not) Higgins lives in Washington DC not Pittsburgh, but has Sasha McCandless’s knack for getting into tricky situations. She also has what she thinks is a good case against a tech company, except the nerds are monitoring and manipulating her electronically. There’s an estranged spouse called Joe in the mix. Stuff happens.

Prose professional enough without ever shooting out the lights. Plot coherent if predictable. Ending right out of left field, which might be apposite considering the “cyber-baddie” element.

Bottom line
Resorting to deux ex machina always suggests to me that the author has had enough of this book and wants to move on. I know I did. Four star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads though, so plenty must like it better than me.

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