One brilliant young hacker. One experimental government aircraft. One chance to keep it all from going up in flames. Trouble is only a keystroke away in this new young adult series.
One talented hacker.
One dead body.
One explosive secret.
When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she’s as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all.
Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things—a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded.
The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.
Reviewed by Melanie Newton
There is talk of murder and details are explained, plus there is an attempted murder which is described with a fair amount of detail. Overall the scenes containing violence are minimal but the level of violence is quite high when it happens.
There is also a question as to whether a teenager killed themselves or was murdered that people may find upsetting.
There is some underage drinking (at a party)
Talk of pot being eaten in brownies.
Talk of an adult that appears to have been smoking. (cigarettes in ashtray near her and teeth yellowed)
Other: This is a book about High School teenagers on a military base. The language etc is about the same as in the previous book but is in character for the teenage characters that were met in book 1. Generally suitable for older teenagers.