Ali Reynolds returns in this suspenseful thriller featuring New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s signature “fast pacing, surprising plot twists, and a strong, principled heroine” (Booklist).
Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as an accident. Unsatisfied, Roger’s tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger’s childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer.
Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist-turned-amateur-sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger’s death. With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. When the heartless killer sets sights on Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless others.
Stu Ramey, a "brilliant software guy with the social skills of an onion," takes a lead role in bestseller Jance's imaginative 12th Reynolds thriller (after 2016's Claw Back). Ramey is second-in-command at High Noon Enterprises, a cybersecurity firm owned by Ali and her husband, B. Simpson, in Cottonwood, Ariz. When Roger McGeary, a boyhood friend of Ramey's employed by another cyber-security company in California, jumps to his death off a cruise ship into the English Channel, McGeary's aunt turns to Ramey for answers. It turns out that the ship's owner, genius Owen Hansen, whose father committed suicide, is targeting other children of suicides such as McGeary. While Ali handles interviews, Ramey tracks the online footprints of Hansen, who calls himself Odin, and Frigg, Hansen's "all-knowing artificial intelligence sidekick and companion," to whom Jance imputes nearly human characteristics. Frigg becomes a major player as Hansen and the folks at High Noon race to a climactic showdown.
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Excellent book! Didn’t want to put it down!!
Throughly enjoyed the book!
It was good to know Stuart ventures out.
Maybe new adventures in his future.
She did it again!!! Her characters are so life like you cannot help but cheer for them, cry for them, and want more for them! Haha then you realize, oh it is just a book!!! Thank you for your incredible writing and character development!