Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman
When cybercriminals hack into the US Marshals’ Witness Protection database and auction off witnesses’ personal details to the highest bidders, the RED Team led by FBI Agent Sean Nichols begins a high-stakes chase to find the hacker. But before he can even get started, the first witness is targeted and barely escapes with her life. Sean believes Phantom, an obsessed hacker who previously outwitted the top minds in the field, is behind the attack, and Sean needs this witness’s help, as she’s the person who has come closest to discovering Phantom’s identity.
Trouble is, she’s a witness under the care of US Marshal Taylor Mills, and Sean is reluctant to work with the captivating marshal who knows his deepest secrets. But Phantom claims he knows where the witness is hiding and will kill her, so to stop the hacker, Sean and Taylor must work through their personal pain and learn to trust each other. . . . The seconds are ticking down before someone dies.
This is a top-notch suspense novel! The action starts right from the beginning, and it doesn’t let up the whole way through!
With hackers and cybercriminals, this is not your typical mystery. Everything is kicked up a notch when the US Marshals discover that their Witness Protection Database was hacked into, and their witnesses’ very lives could be in danger!
Taylor Mills (Marshal) and Sean Nichols (FBI Agent) are the two main characters. It was fascinating to read about their chase to get this hacker, Phantom, tracked down and stopped, before he kills or causes any more deaths.
This book is classifed as romantic suspense, and there is a romantic element…I enjoyed it, but it almost seemed a bit too fast, considering all the dangerous elements that were in play during this timeline of events.
Overall, this was an excellent suspense-filled read that kept me guessing whodunit to the last page.
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