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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author and "grand master of the game" (The Providence Journal) J. A. Jance, an electrifying new thriller featuring Ali Reynolds. 

After taking down the man responsible for his best friend's death, Stuart Ramey thinks the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu finds himself left with a multimillion-dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue AI program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. 

To sort out his situation and take Frigg down for good, Stu enlists the help of Ali Reynolds and the rest of his cyber-security colleagues at High Noon Enterprises. But they are not the only ones who know about Frigg's existence. 

Graciella Miramar, an unassuming accountant to all appearances, is actually the right-hand woman to El Pescado, the leader of a dangerous drug cartel. She'll do anything to get her hands on that program. With Frigg's help, Graciella hopes to take over her father's criminal underworld and become wealthy beyond her wildest dreams. But Stu - and El Pescado and his henchmen - may not be so easily defeated. 

Written in J. A. Jance's classic "take-no-prisoners" style (Kirkus Reviews), in this thriller, Stu, Ali, and their team will come to realize that everything has its price. 

©2018 J. A. Jance (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Started very slow but..

Starts very slow but once it kicks in the story is pretty good. Jance spins a great story without going too far out and away from the main players. I enjoyed.

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Duel to the Death

I absolutely loved this story, very hard to put it down and it is an excellent story by J A JANCE.

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Good story. Interesting premises

The story centered around an AI named Frigg is fascinating . Hard to believe but, being involved in the computer industry for most of my life, I find it conceivable that we could some day get to that level of sophistication. The story seems a bit far fetched but could be possible someday. The central person in this book is Stuart, not Ali.

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Disappointed

Not nearly as well written as her previous books. Hopefully the next one is better

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Really enjoyed this one.

I thought this was a great listen and story. I enjoyed getting to know more about Stu and the turn around of frig. Incomprehensible the genius of AI. Definitely worrisome capabilities especially in the wrong hands. Enjoyed this book immensely

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  • Wade
  • Modesto, CA
  • 03-26-18

Middle of the Road

An average Jance entry. The story didn’t grab me like others she has written. Definitely some slow parts, not paced well. Even the narrator was just ok this time.

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A. J. Jance Succeeds One More Time

This book begins slowly, but picks up speed and plot as it moves forward. Per her usual novels, the main characters are likeable and give off good vibes. Her story telling is easy to follow, and her descriptions of events are believable as are her characters.

New readers and old should enjoy this typically well written tale by this author.

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Always enjoy J. A. Janice’s writing

I always enjoy J. A. Janice’s writings. I always make sure to pre-order the books when the option is available.