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Even geeks have intrigue.
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2016
A wrong number leads to the main character, Henry Pierce, to begin a welfare check on the mystery woman whose phone number he was assigned. His hunt begins with delving into the underbelly of digital sex and leads him right into a very clever and devious trap, but why and who did this and why him? Chasing the dime means basically doing nothing but going after scientific research which leads to producing the results and getting the funding to do it with. This is what caused Henry to lose the woman he loves. However, the mystery of the missing woman begins to take over and becomes his new obsession.
I was expecting a novel about Michael Haller, and it wasn't. This one is full of deceit, anger, murder, violence, and betrayal in the nanotechnology field. Yes, even geeks have intrigue. I am not a techie, so a lot of this was boring to me, and I just skipped those parts. Henry Pierce is a genius, but rather pathetic when it comes to trying to redeem his relationship with his soon-to-be-ex girlfriend.
Many years before, his sister, Isabella, a runaway, was brutally murdered by who had been known at the time as The Dollmaker. He feels connected to this missing woman, and although he is not a detective, or in law enforcement in any way, he feels compelled to follow through and find this beautiful young woman, whose picture he has found on a sexually oriented website. Apart from there being too much technology-speak, this book is fast paced, brutal, and I could hardly put it down.