From the Author
- Big Sick Heart
- The Broken Saint
- The Reveal
The focus of this book is timely: self-driving cars. I also wove in a thread about cybercrime, a serious problem for all businesses but especially for those whose products, such as self-driving cars, are connected to the web. One of the main challenges that will need to be resolved before self-driving cars can become widespread is that malicious hackers could take control of cars while they are parked--or driving. This has already been done by researchers as a proof of concept.
In this book, Karen Seagate remains cynical, rude, and depressed. She lies constantly and assumes that most of what people say is untrue. She expects nothing good to happen to her and is rarely surprised. She's too high-maintenance for most men and for all bosses. Really, there would be no good reason for anyone to want to have anything to do with her--except that she is extremely good at figuring out which liar is also a killer.
Karen Seagate still curses--a lot--and she still gives her partner, Ryan, a hard time. I hope, however, that readers will see that, despite her rough edges, she has a real humanity, and she tries to treat others, especially the more-vulnerable souls she comes in contact with, fairly and compassionately. Part of this new-found sensitivity is a result of her experience working with Ryan and the new chief, as well as her largely successful efforts to manage her alcoholism.
I want to thank the many readers of the previous seven books in the series who have gotten in touch with me. I appreciate all your comments. And I hope you're willing to give Swerve a try. I think the topic is timely and interesting.