(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Although it’s been a little while since I read the previous book in this series, I did find it really easy to pick up the world in this story once more. I found myself quite on edge with the transcripts provided throughout, that made it quite clear that Savas and his team were under suspicion… a fact that made me quite angry on their behalf.
I liked the opportunity to see Lopez and Sara again. I don’t remember if I did get to meet Savas and his team in the previous book, but I enjoyed seeing them working together. Even if I couldn’t get a handle on their relationships exactly, it was good to see the loyalty in this book… at least within the constraints of the team. I could definitely understand Sara and Lopez’s initial reluctance to help out, though… but they probably gave the team the edge they needed.
It was interesting to have the main bad guy involved in Anonymous. I’ve heard of them, but don’t know a whole lot, so I have no idea how accurate the information about the group in this book is… at the same time, it was interesting to get glimpses of the boy-genius; it was enough to make me wonder… if things had been different, could he have turned out differently?
I really liked Angel’s character. I didn’t really know exactly what her relationship to the team was, but there were hints that she had a really deep past. She was very contradictory to the rest of the team and in many ways, she made me think of Abby from NCIS.
I felt that the tension in this book grew the closer it got towards the end. There weren’t many instances where it let up, which was good, since it gave me the opportunity to experience how fast-moving everything was for the characters… though the transcripts did kind of ‘stop’ the tension a bit.
I did find a bit of the computer language hard to understand, but by the end, I had a bit more understanding. I didn’t really like that the book ended on a cliffhanger… even though it has made me want to read the next book to find out what will happen next.