Vanished

Vanished

by Karen E. Olson

Hardcover(First World Publication)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780727887559
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Series: A Black Hat Thriller Series , #4
Edition description: First World Publication
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.74(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karen E. Olson, a longtime journalist and editor, has been nominated for a Shamus Award, was a finalist for the Gumshoe Award, and winner of the Sara Anne Freed Memorial Award. She has also written the Annie Seymour and Tattoo Shop mystery series. She lives in Connecticut.

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Sometimes I go to the library just to look at the bank of computers. I pretend to peruse the books, picking them up one by one, but always with an eye toward the machines that have defined me, that lure me with their promise.
   I don’t touch them. I don’t dare.
  I’ve done it before. Stayed away. But it was easier the first time, before my relapse. The withdrawal is all too real. My hands shake; my heart beats so fast I can barely breathe. Beads of sweat form at my temple, and I dab at them, my face flush. I close my eyes and see the code, pinpoint the backdoors, navigate my way inside in my head. None of it is real.
   I want to find him online. I want to see what’s happened to him. However, there’s no guarantee that I’d find him there. We went our separate ways; I have a price on my head. I can’t afford the risk of exposing myself. While the Internet offers anonymity, it’s a false promise. Anyone can be revealed. Anyone can be found.
  No, the best way to protect myself is to stay offline. I have no Internet footprint. No social media. No chat-room screen names. No bank account. No phone number.
  Only one person knows how to reach me, and he’s in as much danger as I am.
  Someday I might be able to come out of hiding.
   But someone will have to die first.

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Linda__ More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book! This novel picks up with Tina going about her daily life when she gets the sense that someone's following her. For a normal person this would be cause for concern, but for Tina, a reformed hacker that once stole ten million dollars and has a price on her head, it is cause for terror. Almost before she knows it, she's running for her life and crossing the Atlantic, all while desperately trying to find Zeke, an undercover FBI agent and man she loves. This novel moves quickly with Tina navigating the complex world of hackers. Most of it was like a foreign language to me, but the author made it easy to understand. I felt invested in the the characters and found Tina a relatable character and found myself rooting for her - even when she felt forced to do questionable things. Fans of the genre will love this book. Put this one at the top of your TBR list. The author is on my must read authors' list.