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"Mapmaker expertly brings the paranoid thriller into the age of surveillance, and the result is both moving and chilling."
—D.B. Weiss, co-creator, writer, and producer of Game of Thrones
When Tanya Barrett takes an internship at MapOut, she expects emotional landmines. Her father cofounded the digital mapping company, and he died for it—on a cartographic expedition. Her father’s business partner welcomes her with open arms, as does his son, Connor, an old childhood friend. To Tanya’s surprise being with Connor turns out to be the only thing that makes her feel happy. But when the two of them accidentally stumble across a deadly secret, Connor disappears. Alone again—and on the run—Tanya must rely on her wits and innate gifts to find out what happened to him and to evade MapOut. In the world their fathers helped create, no one stays lost for long.
Screenwriter Bomback and author Craze (The Last Princess) team up for a thriller that offers a frightening glimpse into how technology can be abused. Tanya Barrett's father's death during an alleged research trip in Cambodia leaves her an orphan, living in an uneasy relationship with her stepmother. Tanya intends to spend the summer before her senior year of high school interning at MapOut, a thriving digital mapmaking company founded by her father and his best friend, Harrison. But after Tanya and Harrison's son, Connor, snoop on her father's computer, Connor disappears, and Tanya is kidnapped. Tanya narrowly manages to escape with only her preternatural "gift" ("It was part knack for gauging distances, part photographic memory of geospatial imagery"), the clue "Alaska," and the hope of tracking down her father's friend Cleo. Cinematic action propels the plot but the authors also devote attention to Tanya's bottled-up emotions. MapOut's goals and their privacy implications are thought-provoking, while the inconclusive ending necessitates a sequel. Ages 14 up.