Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class. Now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain -- until her first case threatens everyone around her.
Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her -- as an intern in FBI's Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of thirty, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability.
With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen," Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her As on campus can prove fatal in the field.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this up-to-the-minute techno-thriller, James Patterson and collaborator Chris Tebbetts capitalize on the fact that today’s most serious crimes are more likely to occur on the dark web than in a dark alley. After being booted from MIT, scary-smart teenage computer prodigy Angela Hoot got a gig with the FBI. Assigned to a seemingly cut-and-dried murder case, Angela finds herself diving headlong into the world of cyberterrorism, putting her directly in the crosshairs of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. We loved Patterson and Tebbetts’ book-smart heroine, who’s anything but a typical fictional detective. A tough young woman who’s also socially awkward, Angela sometimes lets her impulsive side get the best of her, which isn’t always wise but is always relatable. The book’s short, razor-sharp chapters let Angela’s personality shine—and make for a page-turning read.
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Absolutely loved this book. As always I couldn't put it down. I can't for the next book
Awful read, silly plot
Not worth the price. The more I read the more comical this book became. If you have to read this book, wait until it is on the free list.