Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

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by Sherry D. Ficklin
     
 

One brilliant young hacker. One experimental government aircraft. One chance to keep it all from going up in flames.
Still recovering from her troubled past, Farris is no stranger to change. But when the military transfers her father across the country to an experimental aircraft squadron, settling in to a new life is the least of her problems. As a series of

Overview

One brilliant young hacker. One experimental government aircraft. One chance to keep it all from going up in flames.
Still recovering from her troubled past, Farris is no stranger to change. But when the military transfers her father across the country to an experimental aircraft squadron, settling in to a new life is the least of her problems. As a series of apparent computer glitches threaten the security of the fleet and the blame falls on her father, she decides to put her computer skills to use digging up the truth. Soon she's drawn into the perilous world of a hacker who is determined to ground the fleet—at any cost.
When all signs lead to someone close to her as the mastermind, Farris will have to burn more than bridges to get to the truth. She will have to risk her fragile new life to uncover the identity of the cyber criminal before they can escalate from harmless tampering… to all out murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151993128
Publisher:
Clean Teen Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/27/2015
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
8,880
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs. She is the author of several YA novels ranging from contemporary romance to science fiction. In her spare time she co-hosts the Pop Lit Divas radio show and is constantly trying to take over the world.

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Playing With Fire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Love the plot, action, and character development. Twists in the story had me guessing all the way. Well worth the effort. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Ahhhhh - what to say about this amazing book!?!? I wasn't sure that I would enjoy it as I am not a super knowledgeable computer person, but that really didn't affect me enjoying the story, the characters or the way that I was instantly hooked and in love with Farris, Ollie, Kayla and friends. I started reading this one knowing that I had book 2 waiting for me and boy am I glad that I did! While book 1 doesn't end in a cliffhanger, it does end with the reader wanting more! The story starts with Farris and her dad making another move for his career, but it is a fresh start for Farris after losing her mom. The readers love Farris right from the start and can't help but root for her throughout the story. They want her to succeed, to be happy and to find a way to move on with her life. Enter Reid and Ollie and at first the reader doesn't know who they want Farris to end up with....but that problem is quickly solved for them! This book has plenty of drama, plot twists, excitement and fun that the reader can't find a good place to stop reading! They want to continue on reading until the very end and even after that they don't want the story to end!! Go grab this amazing story now! It is perm-free on all ebook retailers! You won't want to miss a minute of this non-stop, roller coaster of a ride! #Hacker
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great character developmet with twists and turn before and after every c
Evilous More than 1 year ago
http://functioninginsanity.blogspot.com/2015/10/playing-with-fire-by-sherry-d-ficklin.html Rating: 4 Stars Playing With Fire is the first book in the #Hacker series. We follow Farris, a girl still dealing with her less than pleasant past as she relocates with her dad to a military base so he can run an experimental aircraft squadron. Aside from the usual settling in and starting from scratch, Farris who is rather good with computers, is drawn into the series of glitches and mishaps that threaten the security of the fleet and falls at her fathers feet to resolve. When solving the mystery and getting close to uncovering the truth brings her closer to the new friends she has found herself is she willing to risk it all to get to the truth? Before the cyber-criminal escalates from glitches to more dangerous methods? So this was a pretty fast read. It read in a pace that was fast and engaging which keeps you turning each page wanting to find out more. Farris is a military brat, constantly moving around and restarting her life each time. As my parents were military I related to that aspect, though I admit we never lived on base. Thank goodness! It is always a hit or miss with the moves, sometimes it was nice starting over fresh but it also sucked when you had to leave all your friends. Farris is a strong character who has been through some things and while she’s made some questionable choices in the past she also has strong moral character and common sense. Again while growing up I had very few rules or limits because the ones my parents set were the big ones and for the rest they trusted me to use the common sense they gave me. While I don’t see it in the vast majority of people around me, seriously I work at a college and the complete lack of common sense will blow your mind, I appreciate when characters in stories have it. Do characters, or anyone really, make perfect and well thought out decisions 24/7 especially when hormones are involved…no but the ratio is solid! She is good at computers, really good, at finding things and uncovering things in the lines of code that look like a jumbled mess to me. Seriously while I might know how to use a computer and teach my parents and grandparents how to use features on their phones or computers I’m not the whiz she is. Plus I use Google for everything to answer questions, just the other day Google with YouTube showed me how to change the belt on my vacuum. Still she uses her powers for good and she loves her family. She comes to a new school and while adjusting does something I believe every person who was ever bullied or teased has wanted to do but was too scared to do, decide you’re going to not care what others think and stand up for those being picked on. Farris instantly finds herself exchanging sharp wit with 2 very opposite guys. They can’t be friends and are all but hostel towards one another but as she gets to know them separately she finds she enjoys both their company. I was a bit leery at first of insta love and love triangles but just give it a chance because it’s more an insta-attraction/connection which I think is real. The other part, well just trust me it’s not like that, it doesn’t play like a love triangle, so for those I know who see a small whiff of one and turn tail give it a chance. Just wanted to give that heads up there, I enjoyed how it played out. I liked how the personal things Farris goes through blend into the overall issue of the stor