Delete All Suspects (Turing Hopper Series #4)

Delete All Suspects (Turing Hopper Series #4)

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by Donna Andrews
     
 

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An investigation into a shady web-based business puts Turing Hopper, sentient computer and amateur sleuth, in the hot seat. The Feds are looking for an online vigilante, but Turing can't tell the FBI what she's found out without revealing her own identity.  See more details below

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An investigation into a shady web-based business puts Turing Hopper, sentient computer and amateur sleuth, in the hot seat. The Feds are looking for an online vigilante, but Turing can't tell the FBI what she's found out without revealing her own identity.

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Publishers Weekly
In the quirky, engrossing fourth "techno-cozy" from Agatha Award-winner Andrews (after 2004's Access Denied), Alexandria, Va., PI Tim Pincoski and his buddy, Turing-an Artificial Intelligence Personality-are hired by Eunice Stallman, whose 22-year-old grandson, Eddie, has landed in the hospital after a hit-and-run. Mrs. Stallman wants Tim and Turing to investigate not the accident (which may have been not so accidental) but her grandson's computer company. The mysteries quickly multiply: is innocent-looking granny really who she claims to be? Was Eddie responsible for a phishing scheme that bilked innocent e-mailers out of thousands of dollars? This novel lacks the local color and charming cast of Andrews's popular Meg Lanslow series (Owls Well That Ends Well, etc.), but it's full of surprising twists and turns and should keep techies glued to the page. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425205693
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Turing Hopper Series, #4
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Delete All Suspects (Turing Hopper Series #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the computer programmers made artificial intelligence personalities (AIP), nobody expected one of them, Turing Hoppper, to gain sentience or to make friends with humans. Her biggest concern of the moment is finding her clone T-2 stolen by Nestor Garcia, a criminal who wants to use her intelligence in planning his career. Turing¿s friend private investigator Tim Pinesoki is hired by Mrs Stallman to investigate her grandson¿s business. He was the victim of a hit and run driver a witness thinks the driver was trying to murder Edward. --- Mrs. Stallman thinks that the attempted murder was linked to his web hosting business and to the friends her grandson let use free space on his server for their website. To get her mind off her problems, Turing decides to help Tim as does her friend Maude Graham who is the front person for Turing¿s businesses. It takes them a long time to get inside because they don¿t have the user name or password but when they do get in, they realize someone is running illegal porn sites and someone else is using phiset spams to collect credit card and banking information. When the neighbor who saw the hit and run is murdered, Turing and company realize they are dealing will a very dangerous individual who will not hesitate to kill anyone who gets too close to uncovering the truth. --- For an AIP, Turing Hopper has more personality then most humans do and her quest to understand carbon based entities is something a sentient AI would do. Luckily, she is a decent silicon based entity who only bends the law to prevent her sentience from being discovered. The mystery is constructed with a variety of suspects many of whom committed criminal acts but only one went so far as murder. Donna Andrews has written another great amateur sleuth who-done-it. --- Harriet Klausner