Hack into Some Tech-Savvy Fiction

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Donna Andrews.

Mystery, Science/Technology

When Turing Hopper, Artificial Intelligence Personality extraordinaire, learns that criminal Nestor Garcia's once-dormant credit card has been doing a lot of shopping lately, she begins to do some sleuthing-and finds out the loot's shown up at an empty bungalow. So Turing gets her human friends to stake out the vicinity. But when one of them sees something he wishes he hadn't-and gets charged with murder-everyone will have to pull together to cle...

Darkness falls

Kyle Mills.

Thriller, Science/Technology

Erin Neal has been living a secluded life in the Arizona desert since the death of his girlfriend and he isn’t happy when an oil company executive comes calling. A number of important Saudi wells have stopped producing and Erin is the world’s foremost expert in resolving just these kinds of complications. As far as he’s concerned, though, he’s left that world behind. Not his problem. Homeland Security sees things different...

Lucy : a novel

Laurence Gonzales.


A civil war has exploded and Jenny is trapped in its crosshairs . . . She runs to the camp of a fellow primatologist. The rebels have already been there. Everyone is dead except a young girl, the daughter of Jenny's brutally murdered fellow scientist and competitor. Jenny and the child flee, Jenny grabbing the notebooks of the primatologist who's been killed. She brings the girl to Chicago to await the discovery of her relatives. The girl is fift...

The unknown terrorist

Richard Flanagan.

Thriller, Science/Technology

Richard Flanagan's previous novels, including Gould's Book of Fish, have been some of the most acclaimed and beloved works of fiction in recent years. He has been described as "a master of sleight of hand, adept at using words to conjure worlds, an indefatigable artist" by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times, and his new novel has been hotly anticipated by critics and readers alike. Now he delivers a mesmerizing thriller that demonstrates the ...

The girl with the dragon tattoo

Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland.

Mystery, Multicultural Fiction

"It's about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden ... and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder." "It's about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance ... and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tat...

The patron saint of plagues

Barth Anderson.


In this biological thriller of the near future, postinsurrection Mexico has undermined the superpower of the United States. But while the rivals battle over borders, a pestilence beyond politics threatens to explode into a worldwide epidemic. . . . Since the rise of the Holy Renaissance, Ascension—once known as Mexico City—has become the most populous city in the world, its citizens linked to a central government net through wetware i...

Cat and mouse

Harold Coyle.

Thriller, Science/Technology

The New York Times bestselling author reveals the chaos of warfare as Islamic terrorists form a powerful coalition in hopes of breaking Americas will to continue the war on terror Captain Nathan Dixon of the US Army Rangers has been specially chosen to command Company A, in the elite 3rd Battalion Rangers. Theyve been hand-picked to be part of the new Joint Task Force Sierra. Sierra has been formed to conduct special anti-terrorist operations in ...

The teeth of the tiger

Tom Clancy.

Thriller, Science/Technology

In the Brave New World of terrorism--where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player--the old rules no longer apply. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies--and three men are about to cross its radar.

Hacking Harvard : a novel

by Robin Wasserman.


It's the ultimate challenge: breaking into the Ivy League.The hack:To get one deadbeat, fully unqualified slacker into the most prestigious school in the country.The crew:Eric Roth -- the good guy, the voice of reason.Max Kim -- the player who made the bet in the first place.Schwartz -- the kid genius already on the inside...of Harvard, that is.Lexi -- the beauty-queen valedictorian who insists on getting in the game.The plan:Use only the most un...

The sum of all fears

Tom Clancy.

Thriller, Science/Technology


Neal Stephenson.

Thriller, Science/Technology

Digital fortress

Dan Brown.

Thriller, Science/Technology

Brilliant, beautiful Susan Fletcher discovers the NSA is being held hostage by a code so complex that it would cripple U.S. intelligence if released.