Years ago, when her parents disappeared, 16-year-old Cai was recruited
for a secret special forces program
that involved nanoprobes inserted in
the brain. Paired with Captain Jake Tucker of the United Colonies of
Earth Army Special Forces, she
can communicate with him mentally,
plus she can download information
to him during critical missions.

There is just one catch: Jake
thinks Cai is a computer. A special
mission comes up, one that involves
trying to capture the enigmatic freedom fighter Banzai Maguire, and Cai needs to physically be there because
it may give her answers to her
parents' disappearance.

However, only Jake can permit
her presence. He is dumbfounded
when he learns his longtime partner
is all too human—and meeting Cai
in the flesh turns on emotions that
Jake never expected.

The fourth chapter in the 2176 series reveals that the noose is tightening around Banzai Maguire. Cai and Jake are two fascinating characters whose relationship dynamics are quite unique and compelling. Make sure to fasten your seatbelt for this wild ride! (Nov., 352
pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith