Author: Joe Klingler
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Disappointed. Disturbed. Too slow to solve a high-tech crime, leaving a key suspect dead. Qigiq (Inuit for hawk) needs a major change. That change involves pointing his vintage motorcycle south from Alaska to San Francisco. His new partner, the hyper-intense Kandy Dreeson, is set to help him master all things digital when Robina, a violinist from the local college, arrives holding an Amazon box with a thumb inside.
The victim may be Robina’s roommate, a free-spirited cellist who hasn’t returned from a date with a mysterious man. A man she calls Mony.
Qigiq and Kandy are confronted with a torrent of cyberclues: YouTube videos documenting torture, thousands of disappearing music files, a new virus spreading through the Web. With each bit they decode they grow closer to a twisted mind who repeatedly threatens their lives as they strive to untangle a string of ‘accidents’ before the faceless killer can play a trump card–a card to be delivered anonymously, digitally, and within the hour.
From power struggle intrigue deep inside Silicon Valley to dorm rooms filled with music, Mash Up explodes like #1 with a bullet through a treacherous landscape of technology exploitation, fast cars, faster double-crosses, and fake identities as the new partners try to outmaneuver a perp who moves at the speed of the Internet.
About the Author:
Joe Klingler is the author of the award-winning thrillers RATS and Mash Up. He has been a programmer, research scientist, and entrepreneur, and is fascinated with the interplay of people and the technology they absorb into their lives. His thrillers intertwine digital technology and his passions for music and motion. Joe currently resides in California with a Mac, a motorbike, and a guitar.