Before I begin my review, let me debrief you! I'm part of a blog tour for the book Script Kiddie. It's a crazy good book with some crazy good reviewers. (Self identification....)
Here are some fun links to start us off!
Script Kiddie by Michael F Stewart
Summary from Goodreads: Jan Rose no longer steals data from the old computers she recycles. She doesn't need to. As the newest member of the police department’s High Tech Crime Unit, the laptop of a murderer has landed on her desk. Her job: to profile and expose a killer.
But that’s not all.
A creep lurks in the shadows, stalking a friend, and Jan must stop him before the hunt turns deadly. The clock counts down for Jan to save her friend, her job, her boyfriend--maybe even her life.
Before you pick up this book, make sure you have read the first book in the Assured Destruction series, Assured Destruction. I didn't realize that Script Kiddie was the second book until I hit the very last page! You see, I was just too infatuated with this book to actually notice...
I love this plot. It's freaking brilliant. I've never read a book about computer programming and computer science and hacking. This, readers, is a breakthrough in writing. This plot is simply drop-dead intriguing (not gorgeous, that's too cliche!). I love how I didn't know what was going to happen next. Quite simply, this is just a marvelous plot.
As for the writing, it's a great writing style. You've got third-person, but it's third person from Jan's point of view. (I got so into the book that I was just like "JAN LET ME BE YOU!") It's really addicting and interesting.
It's not everyday you get to read about a girl named Jan Rose with FREAKY GENIUSY SKILLS. In fact, it's so rare that you need to BUY THIS BOOK NOW and then comment here to let me know. I'll love you. The author'll love you. And we'll all be happy together!