by James Patterson
A computer genius pulls off her greatest hack yet — and her skill might just get her killed.
Angela Hoot’s government career begins with an ending. Her unorthodox programming skills get her kicked out of MIT’s graduate school and into the Bureau’s cyber-forensics unit. Angela Hoot is a young tech genius. But when she’s kicked off her Masters degree course at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she’s blown her chances of a glittering career.
A messaging app with sophisticated tracking capabilities surfaces. Its beta users, all young women, are only identified as they turn up dead in their bedrooms. As Angela races to crack the killer’s digital code, their technical rivalry escalates. She must deny the killer access to her personal life, or risk losing her life to the underbelly of the Internet.
Angela is wrong. Instead, she’s offered a dream internship with the FBI. She jumps at the chance, and is thrown straight into her first case at house in the Boston suburbs where a family of five have been brutally murdered.
As Angela struggles to overcome the painful reality of her new job, a phone is found that could hold the secrets of this mass murder – if Angela is unable to uncover them.