The digital apocalypse has arrived and the future is here in this addictive technological thriller full of twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Nerve!
Being recruited by the CIA to join a top-secret intelligence program should be the opportunity of a lifetime. For Issa, it's a shot at creating a new and better life for herself and her siblings. For clever con artist Harper, it's a chance to bury the secrets of her troubled past and make sure that those secrets stay buried. But for Owen--honor student, star quarterback, and computer-hacking genius--it sounds like a trap.
Owen discovers that instead of auditioning for the CIA, they've all been tricked by a multibillion-dollar tech company into creating the ultimate computer virus. It's called Phantom Wheel, and it's capable of hacking anyone on Earth, anywhere, at any time. And thanks to six teenagers, it's virtually unstoppable.
Horrified by what they've done, the hackers must team up to stop the virus before the world descends into chaos. But working together is easier said than done, especially as the lines start to blur between teammate, friend, and more than friend. Because how do you learn to trust someone when you've spent your entire life exploiting that same trust in others?
In this technothriller by Deebs (Powerless), after six teen hackers are duped into collaborating on an insidious project designed to steal the private data of everyday consumers, they go to war against one of the most powerful corporations in the world. For Issa, Owen, Harper, Alika, Ezra, and Seth, the opportunity to win a college scholarship and a job with the CIA seems like a dream come true until they discover that they have been duped by Jacento, a smartphone manufacturer with unlimited resources and no scruples. Now they must find a way to defeat the very program that they helped to create, all while surviving Jacento's attempts to discredit or kill them. The heroes perform audacious feats of computer wizardry, such as hacking other vehicles during a high-speed car chase, even as they drop pop culture one-liners, fall for one another, and narrowly escape death. The premise itself is well-worn, but Deebs's fast-paced plot, cinematic action, and racially diverse, gender-equal cast makes this an entertaining adventure. Ages 14 up.
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