Synopses & Reviews
When single mom and computer security specialist Kate Ford is suddenly and mysteriously put on administrative leave, she finds herself drawn into the drama of a lurid kidnapping case with ties to her company. Kate has enough on her plate dealing with a condition that leaves her extra-sensitive to stimuli, but the case is too juicy to leave untouched.
But what begins as simple curiosity quickly leads her to the countrys darkest corners of power and leaves her and her family the target of a ruthless network of war profiteers, who will stop at nothing to protect their billion-dollar interests in Hostile Witness, the first in this sharp and engaging series.
This unusual series launch from Adams (The Book written with Brian Burford) combines cozy prose with a thriller plot. Kate Ford a cyber security expert at Almador Corporation in Virginia is assigned a new project for a robotics firm Robotix. A routine security check of Robotix’s website turns into a nightmare forcing a lockdown at Almador’s headquarters. When Kate suddenly finds herself on leave after being booted from her office and escorted from the premises she takes an interest in a high profile kidnapping trial with ties to Almador owner Richard Hamilton. Once attractive cop Tom Abbot enters the picture Kate who was burned by a bad marriage and hasn’t been involved with anyone for years is inexorably drawn into the case finding that far too much about the crime and its aftermath are shrouded in mystery. Adams provides a tantalizing glimpse into a murky world where cybercrime politics and murder go hand in hand. Agent: Meredith Bernstein Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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