The deadliest weapons are the ones we never see.
Keyboard prodigy, Lexi Donovan has risen from teenage orphan of the streets to complete independence with little help along the way. When a friend is threatened, Lexi sends an anonymous message to police, leading to a firefight that leaves a cop wounded.
Detective Ethan McAllister's well-ordered life turned upside down the day an obscure text message led to a sexual predator's identity and arrest. Since then, Callouston PD's finest can't trace the elusive hacker sending him tips. The latest text leads him to a brutal mutilation and a riddle indicating the identity of the next murder victim.
The dark net houses a playground for the morally depleted and criminally insane. When Lexi discovers a killer's digital betting arena, she finds herself centered in the cyber stalker's crosshairs, a psychopath bearing equal talent. Street life strengthened her while toughening her protective shell, but nothing could shield her from the shrewd detective forging a path to her heart.
"Digital Velocity is a fast-paced romantic suspense thriller that sophisticatedly weaves drama, excitement, grit, raw emotions and mystery. Garrett takes her readers on a journey where suspense and romance are taken up several notches as she unfolds and reveals the identity of a murderer that is on the loose. With her vivid prose, Garrett entices readers to see the bond that is brewing between Detective Ethan McAllister and his unlikely informant." RT Book Reviews
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About the Author
Over time, and several careers, many incidents have flavored the plots of her stories. Man's cruelty and ingenuity for torment and torture is boundless, not contained by an infinite imagination. Witnessing the after-effects of a teenager mugged at knifepoint for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason, left an indelible impression that will forever haunt her subconscious. In counterpoint, she has observed a woman stop her vehicle in severe, snowy weather to offer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie. Life's diversities are endless.
Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily's life after. The one enjoyed after the kids are in bed or after they're in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein.
In reading, take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he's four-legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first book I've read by Reily Garrett and while I jump into this one totally blind, I really didn't know what to expect on these pages. I found the blurb to be pretty interesting, so when the author asked me to give it a read, I jumped on it. The beginning of the book was a little slow for me and I think that it's because you're meeting multiple characters and you're caught in a game of catch up at first while you're delving into the plot. It's all completely necessary information but it did slow the book down a little bit for me. I found out after the fact that there is a novella that precedes this book. While I'm under the impression that it's not a "must read" for the series, I'm fairly certain that the back story included in that novella would have enriched what I was reading in this one and maybe make things seem more like a reintroduction rather than an overwhelming jumble. Now once you get into the book and past the beginning where you're meeting everyone, things do speed up. I was blowing through pages but then it slows down again and speeds up. I soon found myself on a literary roller coaster. Which made the book lag and then add in the fact that personally, it was just a little too descriptive and you have another lag. I just prefer to have a lot of excitement and a book that chugs along at a fairly quick pace. I'm pretty sure it's because I have to put down and then pick up whatever I'm reading multiple times throughout the day so I need something that chugs along quickly or I become lost and bored within the plot. The characters were okay. I really didn't have this massive connection to Lexi and like I said before, I'm pretty sure I would feel differently if I had read the novella. Apparently, that is where you get to know Lexi on a deeper level and really dive into who she is and what her motivations are. I did like Ethan but ... this will sound weird ... I liked him better when hew as with his brothers. When you first meet Ethan's brothers ... you'll fall in love with them immediately. I'm totally serious; all of them were absolutely fabulous and the camaraderie between them was wonderfully ornery and endearing. So when Ethan was with his brothers, the story came to life for me. When it comes down to it, I think that the reason this wasn't a five star book for me was because it was a little too descriptive for my tastes and I didn't really connect with the main characters. But those are all just personal things and this book is rated highly on Goodreads and Amazon, so don't take just my word for it. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
With a mysterious murder case and characters who catch your interest with their enticing charisma, the Digital Velocity pulled me into the world of murders, dark web and cyber crimes. Lexi Donovan has had a tough life, living on the streets, in a bordello and doing what she needed to survive. She fights the crimes she sees around her by giving tips to the police. She is young and in an odd way (and physically) innocent, she is brave, resilient, talented with the computer and cyber world. I liked her, her spunk, surviving and making the best with the hand she was dealt with, holding her own with the McAllister brothers. Ethan McAllister is a solid, trustworthy, honorable, and protective. His banter with his brothers, his relationship with his family is delightful and fun, my favorite part of the story. It lightens up the heavy intensity of the crimes, it was the comic relief the darkness of the delinquency created around them. The fragile trust and delicate friendship building between Ethan and Lexi take its time to develop into a passion-filled, ardent, hot blaze. The beginning of the story was a bit muddled up and moving slow, yet it does pick up as the investigation to the murders escalated. The twist and turns are constant, there is no respite from the killer who gets up close and personal with the McAllisters. A fascinating and intriguing romantic suspense story with a captivating and entertaining cast of characters and complex murder cases that keep the readers on their toes. ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side