Ani Lee and Joe Dyson are teen operatives working for a secret division of British Intelligence. Fifteen-year-old Ani infiltrates a hacking ring trying to use social media to bring “truths” to the world and bring down powerful world governments. Meanwhile, Joe discovers a secret computer component that is very powerful and potentially dangerous. As they work their separate missions, Ani and Joe discover some connections that pull them into a dangerous, real-life artificial-intelligence game with potentially deadly consequences. The story chapters move between Ani and Joe’s separate missions in a fast-paced and engaging way. Sometimes the story is a bit hard to believe as we read about the lives and responsibilities of two teens acting like adult spies. While the story is interesting and unique in many ways, I found it difficult to relate to the experiences of the teen spies or to believe that anyone would trust them to do some of the things they do. However, the story is well written and appeals to anyone who likes mysteries and protagonists who are “super” teens without parents. The story does pull you in, and once you start it’s difficult to put it down. I recommend this book for young people over the age of 13.
Sky Pony Press
Mike A. Lancaster