26 April 2022

Virtual Privacy


By Jeffrey Warren
Thriller (techno-thriller)

My Review

Virtual Privacy follows on from where Justifiable Homicide left off. Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Katie Ruiz and acclaimed encryption expert Dr. Jonathan Reynolds are once again plunged into the murky world of drug cartels. When a death threat is issued against them they must decide whether to spend the rest of their lives living in fear or face the threat head-on. Never ones to shy away, they choose the latter. Using advanced technology developed by Jonathan, and in tandem with the US government, they set off on a mission to destroy the cartel and remove the threat against them.

What an incredibly well-plotted book. Descriptions of the technology are detailed and quite frankly stunning. As to whether it would work in real life I have absolutely no idea but what blew me away was how the author made it seem plausible, possible and real. 

There's A LOT of dialogue between characters which requires some intense concentration but it didn't spoil my enjoyment. Yes, it slowed the pace but discovering how the separate pieces of technology fitted together and the importance of each part was, I felt, kind of the point of the book.     

Katie and Jon are both fantastic characters — well-developed and empathetic; with a sense of justice and loyalty. I like them very much. These are the sort of people you turn to when the going gets tough. They won't let you down. Virtual Privacy is an excellent continuation of their story but is this where it ends or will there be a third book? Jeffrey Warren, it's over to you! . . . 

Book Source: Review copy from the author
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 345 pages
Publisher: SpectrumNW (18th March 2022)
ISBN-13: 978-0998589176

The Blurb

What happens when you are suddenly world famous, having accomplished the near impossible by orchestrating the greatest victory the government had ever achieved in their ‘War on Drugs’? The damaged Drug Cartel leaders become bent on REVENGE. Well for Jon, Katie, and their team, trying to return to a normal and private life becomes impossible.

Using advanced technology, they return to help the US government as well as themselves escape the dangers of evil that will take them to the other side of the world and grow their life’s work even larger. How far would you go to protect those you love?

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