VANISHED by Karen E. Olson

VANISHED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Maintaining a secret life isn't easy for a woman with an addiction.

Tina Adler has hidden out in many places using false names and supporting herself by selling her paintings. Her troubles began years ago when, seeking her father’s approval, she used her mad hacking skills to steal money from his clients. She’s long been in love with the hacker she knew only as Tracker but later learned was FBI agent Zeke Chapman, who loves her in return even though she accidentally shot him. Tina’s living in Charleston, cutting herself off from computers and selling her watercolors through a gallery, when a chance meeting with a buyer throws her life into instant disarray. Madeline Whitter, who was one of her father’s clients, recognizes Tina, who’s forced to run for her life with the help of Spencer Cross, a wealthy hacker and friend of Zeke’s whom she met while she was living in Miami (Betrayed, 2017). While researching Madeline, she finds that a Ryan Whittier vanished from Paris after withdrawing money from an ATM. The security camera also captured someone installing a skimmer just before Ryan entered—and Tina recognizes that someone as Zeke Chapman. After some wild adventures, Tina and Spencer reach Paris, where they hope to find Zeke, who cautiously contacts them through chat rooms. They’re all threatened by a hacker going by the name d4rkn!te. Tina realizes Zeke is involved in an FBI operation involving the elusive hacker, but she doesn’t know if she can trust Spencer as she desperately searches for solutions to the threats she and Zeke face from unknown enemies.

Although the fourth of Olson’s rapid-fire adventures works fine as an exciting stand-alone, readers who start with the first book and work their way through the series will better understand the complex relationships involved in the dark world of high-stakes hacking.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-7278-8755-9
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Severn House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2017




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