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The Monkeewrench crew returns in a stunning new thriller.

It's eighty-five degrees in the shade when Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth pull into the MPD parking garage. They're driving a tricked-out Caddy, repossessed from a low-level drug dealer. It's not a Beemer or a Mercedes, but it's got GPS, air-conditioning, and power seats with more positions than the Kama Sutra.

Things are heating up inside the station-house, too. The bomb squad's off to investigate another suspicious package at the mall, and kids are beating the crap out of one another and posting it on YouTube. And before Magozzi and Rolseth can wish for a straight-on homicide, the call comes in: a floater.

Soon they're humping it along a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, beyond the green places where families picnic and admire the views. They can see her- she looks like a bride in her white formal gown- face down, dead in the water. And so it begins.

Across town, Grace McBride's Monkeewrench crew-the computer geeks who, after making a fortune on games, are now helping the cops with anticrime software-have been recruited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted on the Web. It's not long before Magozzi, Rolseth, and Monkeewrench discover the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet to date. Using their skills to scour the Net in search of the perpetrator, the team must race against the clock to stop a killer in his tracks.

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"In the enjoyable fifth Monkeewrench thriller (after Snow Blind) from Tracy, the mother-daughter writing team of Patricia J. and Traci Lambrecht, special agent John Smith of the FBI's cyber crimes unit seeks the help of cybersleuths Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky, and their geeky associates — as well as Minneapolis, Minn., homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth — in solving a horrifying string of murders filmed for the Web. The Monkeewrench team must create a program that can separate staged death scenes from the real thing. The first death they scrutinize appears to be the drowning murder of a Minneapolis drag queen. 'A stabbing, two shootings, and a strangulation' are among subsequent killings that occur in other cities across the country. They catch a break when the eighth victim, a Medford, Ore., waitress, survives a stabbing. Newcomers will have no trouble getting into the story, and everyone will appreciate the likable characters. Author tour." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Minneapolis homicide cops Gino Rolseth and Leo Magozzi are called to the Mississippi River and find a bride dead in the water. It's not long before the Monkeewrench crew discovers the link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet.

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The FBI asks the ingenious Monkeewrench crew to help them find the chilling link between a dead bride found floating in the Mississippi and a series of gruesome murder videos posted anonymously on the Web- before the killer claims his next victim...

Synopsis:

The Monkeewrench crew returns in a remarkable, heart-stopping new thriller.

It begins with a floater.

When Minneapolis homicide cops Gino Rolseth and Leo Magozzi are called to a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, they see the bride, facedown, dead in the water. And when the Monkeewrench crew-computer geeks who made a fortune on games, now assisting the cops with special anticrime soft-ware-are invited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted to the Web, it's not long before the group dis- covers the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet. Using their skills to scour the Net to prevent more killings, the team must race against the clock . . . before it's too late.

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�P.J. Tracy is the pseudonym of the mother-daugher writing team of Patricia Lambrecht and Traci Lambrecht. They each live in rural Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis .�

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Lynne Perednia, April 18, 2010 (view all comments by Lynne Perednia)

The wait for a new Monkeewrench novel is over. At last. And it was worth it.

The FBI has asked the brilliant Monkeewrench gang for help with a new twist in cyber
crime. Film of murders -- real murders in progress -- are being posted on the Internet. There is bragging in
advance. Even finding the bodies and tying the crimes together is a challenge.

With evil this audacious, the Monkeewrenchers can't resist the challenge. Even if it means allowing an FBI liasion into their HQ. Special Agent John Smith is near the end of his career as a federal agent. He's true blue. Boy, are Grace, Harley, Annie and Roadrunner going to eat him up and spit him out. Guaranteed.

Meantime, the murders coincidentally come under the purview of Minneapolis's finest, Magozzi and Gino. Besides stone-cold camera-loving assassins, the cops have an alcoholic judge who trawls the Minneapolis banks of the Mississippi River as if he was a Carl Hiaasen character to worry about. It's a given that the Monkeewrench gang and the cops will discover their mutual interests in sharing information. But it's the ability of mother-daughter writing team Patricia J. and Traci Lambrecht to combine the extreme individuality and geekiness of the Monkeewrench folk with a solid procedural that keeps the action spinning.

And although the plot is drawn well and executed deftly, it's the characterizations that make this series one of the best out there. Even the victims and potential victims are drawn in brief yet thorough portraits that make these characters as full-bodied as any series regular. They'd all be interesting to learn more about, especially a certain older lawman and a waitress.

To reward longtime fans for the long wait, there's an ending that most probably won't see coming. And what it bodes for the future means it better not take this long for the next P.J. Tracy novel to come out.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399155208
Subtitle:
A Monkeewrench Novel
Author:
Tracy, P J
Author:
Tracy, P. J.
Publisher:
Signet Select
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Monkeewrench Novel
Publication Date:
20110503
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.32 x 6.3 x 1.3 in 1.12 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 384 pages Putnam Adult - English 9780399155208 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the enjoyable fifth Monkeewrench thriller (after Snow Blind) from Tracy, the mother-daughter writing team of Patricia J. and Traci Lambrecht, special agent John Smith of the FBI's cyber crimes unit seeks the help of cybersleuths Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky, and their geeky associates — as well as Minneapolis, Minn., homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth — in solving a horrifying string of murders filmed for the Web. The Monkeewrench team must create a program that can separate staged death scenes from the real thing. The first death they scrutinize appears to be the drowning murder of a Minneapolis drag queen. 'A stabbing, two shootings, and a strangulation' are among subsequent killings that occur in other cities across the country. They catch a break when the eighth victim, a Medford, Ore., waitress, survives a stabbing. Newcomers will have no trouble getting into the story, and everyone will appreciate the likable characters. Author tour." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Minneapolis homicide cops Gino Rolseth and Leo Magozzi are called to the Mississippi River and find a bride dead in the water. It's not long before the Monkeewrench crew discovers the link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet.
"Synopsis" by ,
The FBI asks the ingenious Monkeewrench crew to help them find the chilling link between a dead bride found floating in the Mississippi and a series of gruesome murder videos posted anonymously on the Web- before the killer claims his next victim...

"Synopsis" by ,
The Monkeewrench crew returns in a remarkable, heart-stopping new thriller.

It begins with a floater.

When Minneapolis homicide cops Gino Rolseth and Leo Magozzi are called to a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, they see the bride, facedown, dead in the water. And when the Monkeewrench crew-computer geeks who made a fortune on games, now assisting the cops with special anticrime soft-ware-are invited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted to the Web, it's not long before the group dis- covers the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet. Using their skills to scour the Net to prevent more killings, the team must race against the clock . . . before it's too late.

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