Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Script Kiddie Book Review and Giveaway


Jan  Rose no longer steals data from the old computers she recycles. She doesn't need to. As the newest member of the police department’s High Tech Crime Unit, the laptop of a murderer has landed on her desk. Her job: to profile and expose a killer.

But that’s not all.

A creep lurks in the shadows, stalking a friend, and Jan must stop him before the hunt turns deadly. The clock counts down for Jan to save her friend, her job, her boyfriend--maybe even her life.
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My Review
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  This is book 2 of the Assured Destruction series.  In this sequel, we see that Janus is beginning her community service hours with the high tech crime unit.  At first, they had her helping them with a bank security issue, but her mischievous ways of being “covert” quickly got her into trouble.  Then the laptop of a murderer arrives on her desk, her job, this is more her speed.  When she profiles and exposes who the laptop belongs to, you would not believe!

This book was as awesome as the first.  Janus was so busy; I spent quite a bit of time wondering if her head was spinning.  Her mom was getting sicker, so she spent many hours covering for her mom at Assured Destruction.  Peter had been spending every waking moment with her mom, and she knew they were hiding something from her.  Janus’ friend Heather has a stalker, when Janus agrees to help she gets way more than she’s bargained for.  How will she juggle work, school, her home life, Heather’s stalker, and Jonny?  Who is Peter really?

This was another fast pace thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end.  I can’t wait for book 3 to see what happens next.  I enjoyed the fact that Janus went deeper into the hacker world and although Peter helped her get there, she still doesn't trust him.  This was a fantastic read, one I’m sure everyone will love!

About the Author
After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.
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2 comments:

  1. Yay hooray, Simone! Thanks so much for this most excellent of reviews. :) Working on book 3!

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  2. Peter is such an intriguing character in relation to Janus, isn't he? Thanks for the enthusiastic review, Simone :)

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