Can hackers Noa and Peter survive long enough to take down evil pharmaceutical magnate Charles Pike?
Across the country teens are dying slowly of a mysterious disease known as PEMA, and Noa is pretty sure the experiments Pike’s scientists did on her against her will nearly a year ago had something to do with finding a cure. With hard drives full of encrypted, possibly incriminating evidence that they stole from Pike’s company, Pike & Dolan, Noa, Peter, Daisy and Teo have been on the run for over three months. Unlike some of the other activist former subjects, the foursome escaped the attack by Pike’s men in Santa Cruz mostly unscathed (Don’t Look Now, 2013). But Pike’s men always seem to find them no matter where they hide; Peter and Noa just need time to crack the encryption. As Pike’s men draw closer and Noa’s health starts failing, Peter and Noa seek the help of an uber-hacker named Loki in a last-ditch effort to get some leverage to force Pike to release what he knows about a cure. Gagnon closes her Don’t Turn Around trilogy with a suspenseful page-turner that will have fans cheering. The end may be a bit too tidy for reality, but the strong characters, detestable bad guys, action and humor make this a ride no thriller-lover should miss.
Not to be read without its predecessors but not to be missed, either. (Thriller.12-16)