Assured Destruction is about a high schooler named Jan. She works at her mom’s business where she is supposed to shred hard drives and recycle computers. Except that she keeps a few of the hard drives and creates online identities for them on a website she calls ShadowNet. They even have twitter and facebook identities. She protects herself, or so she thinks, behind a firewall and doesn’t think that anyone knows about what she is doing. Next thing she knows, bad things start happening to the people whos hard drives she has on ShadowNet and she is responsible. If the police find out – she’s toast and so is her Mom’s business since they are supposed to be trashing these harddrives, not keeping them and looking at their contents.
Things in Jan’s life end up getting a lot worse before they can even try and get better and she ends up finding herself in some deep trouble – both at school and with the police. She tries to track down on her own who is doing this to her, and has a few ideas. Of course – on top of it all there is the typical high school drama and cyber bullying – and is it possible that there are now TWO guys interested in Jan as more than a friend?
I absolutely loved this book – as a bit of a computer geek myself I was amazed with all that Jan was able to do – coding a virus in 20 minutes, creating iPhone apps! And I was really rooting for her to figure out what was going on and bring the bad guys down. This is the 1st book in the Assured Destruction series and I am very much so looking forward to the rest because all this computer and coding and techy stuff is right up my alley!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review and participate in the blog tour. I was not otherwise compensated.
Assured Destruction Book Summary:
When the real people behind Shadownet’s hard drives endure vicious cyber attacks, Jan realizes she is responsible. She doesn’t know who is targeting these people or why but as her life collapses Jan must use all her tech savvy to bring the perpetrators to justice before she becomes the next victim.
Michael F. Stewart‘s Bio: