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Moving Target (Alison Reynolds) Hardcover – February 18, 2014
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Back in Texas Ali's fiance and computer security expert, B. Simpson, has also become involved in investigating a crime against teenage computer genius Lance Tucker who is serving time as a juvenile for hacking into the San Leandro School District's computer system in protest of the school's proposal to require a GPS chip on every student and faculty member. While decorating the facility's rec room for Christmas, Lance is set on fire and severely burned. Police conclude it was self-inflicted but B. Simpson, who helped put Lance in jail, believes he was targeted and feels obligated to find out who is behind the attack and why. Before his incarceration, Lance had developed computer software that would allow users to surf any part of the web completely undetected - technology that would be invaluable to criminals and B. suspects this is why Lance was targeted.
Ali and B. are united in their search for answers as they help each other solve their respective cases while thousands of miles apart. B. tries to protect Lance as he recovers in the hospital while Ali finds herself the target of an unknown person or persons who don't want clues from the past uncovered concerning Leland's father. Both cases come together in an unexpected way that finds Ali and B. fighting for their lives.
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I enjoyed seeing more of Leland and meeting his family. All of the action continued to flesh out his character. The action also added additional dimensions to Ali, B. and Sister Anselm’s characters. Moving Target is a character driven mystery series. Jance has continued to build the main characters while putting some new and interesting people in the mix. I see an interesting future for Lance Tucker and his family. I hope we see more of them in future books. The two mysteries are structured to allow a lot of character action while also providing a logical solution to both the mystery involving Leland and the mystery involving Lance. In addition B. provided a very elegant solution for Lance’s immediate future.
You can start reading the Ali Reynolds books with Moving Target but I recommend starting at the beginning. With only 6 books in the series so far you can catch up in a hurry.
In one part, Ali Reynolds, a reporter trained at the police academy, travels to England with her elderly majordomo, Leland Brooks. It is for a Brooks' family reunion and there is a secret that has been hidden for years.
Leland left England shortly after returning from duty in the Korean war. It was due to his fear of his family discovering that he was gay. His father changed his will soon after Leland left and excluded Leland from his estate. Now Leland wants to reconnect with his family after decades of being away.
In the other part of the story, a young boy, Lance Tucker, was in jail for hacking into his school's computer program. Not long before he's due to be released, he's severly injured in a fire.
Lance developed a new computer program and Ali's fiance, B. Simpson, who owns High Noon, a company working with computers, fears for the boy's safety.
A person is murdered and there are a number of surprises with someone trying to get the boy's computer program. It's hard to tell the good guys from the bad as the story continues. Ali helps on this case along with B. Simpson.
The plot moved along well with much of the mystery solving through internet ability at High Noon. Ali was an interesting person to read about as she tried to solve two crimes before her upcoming wedding date.
3 1/2 stars moving up to four due to uniqueness of the case against Lance Tucker.
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