Fire Cracker

Fire Cracker

Book - 1997
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"In a busy St. Louis hospital a wealthy, elderly patient dies, the victim of a complex series of medical orders carried out through the hospital's computer system. A few days after, a diabetic man is administered an overdose of insulin - again on computerized command. While the hospital insists it is blameless in both cases, veteran homicide cop Leo Schultz isn't so sure. And PJ Gray, the director of the department's Computerized Homicide Investigations Project, suspects that someone is tampering with the hospital's system - with the deadliest of results." "Still recovering from a bitter divorce, the single mother of a twelve-year-old boy, PJ knows what it's like to try to win a losing battle. Her first case nearly cost her everything: she still has the jagged scar from a madman's carving knife to remind her how fragile - and precious - life is. Now the psychologist and expert in the groundbreaking field of forensic computer simulation faces her most impossible investigation yet. It will shatter the illusion of a safe haven she thought she'd finally created for her son and herself." "Because this time her quarry is far more elusive. This time, PJ Gray and Leo Schultz are hunting a man who doesn't exist." "His handle is Cracker. A cunning computer hacker who engineered his own disappearance and death, he has hatched a monstrous plan for retribution that PJ is just beginning to comprehend. As she uses her skills to enter his brilliant, tortured mind, Cracker taunts her with a final challenge: Anticipate his next move - or many more will die."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c1997.
ISBN: 9781575661810
1575661810
Branch Call Number: KENN
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 23 cm.

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