A ring of murderous hackers is casting a wide net of destruction, bringing down financial institutions and ruining lives. Detective Alex Brody must get to the bottom of the case immediately, but he needs help. Normally he'd rejoice at the idea of gaining a sexy new partner, but not this one...not a Cavanaugh.
Officer Valri Cavanaugh is pulled from the ranks to assist in a case that could make or break her career. She has the tech smarts, but her new partner thinks she's a privileged brat. As they delve deeper into the mystery, these unwitting partners find they have more in common than just a case--sizzling chemistry that is both startling...and potentially deadly
Sassy banter between the new partners was a constant joyful entertainment.
Alex and Valri have a fast connection, even though Alex tries to resent her because of her huge family in, most involved in law enforcement, and her constantly running mouth. But soon the tone changes, they start to respect each others talents and abilities in the job, as well as admire each other as a person. Alex holds his attraction towards Valri as long as he can, but he didn't calculate in the fact, that Valri is stubborn as a mule, and will go after what she wants - that would be Alex.
All this personal scramble is going on, while they work on the double homicide, and the rookie Valri turns out to be a magician, when it comes to computers and getting information.
The story is lively and pleasant. Valri and Alex take their time, and make the effort to get to know each other, they work together well, and make a great team, partnership. The romance was rather mild and slow to come through, making the epilogue an important part of the story, giving it a satisfying ending.
The hunt for the killers amongst the gamers, while lacking a bit in intensity, it was intriguing, and the possible connection to Alex gave it another interesting layer.
With lots of interaction with the boisterous Cavanaugh family, repartee between the partners, and murders to be solved, the story was entertaining and fun
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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