Reissued in pbk. in 2010 with the ISBN 9780765323118.
Reading Counts RC 59 10240
Reading Counts RC High School 5.9 24.0 Quiz: 44548.
Also available as: downloadable audiobook, audiobook CD
Set in the near future, this anti-establishment thriller follows 17-year-old Marcus who is being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security after a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. When released, he decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
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Marcus is a likable if undeniably cocky hero — he hacks cellphones, sasses clueless authority figures and quotes the Declaration of Independence from memory. That cockiness gets scuffed a little in the disaster, and both the story and Marcus himself acquire grit and interest as a result. The fear and humiliation he experiences in interrogation are vividly detailed, and afterward Marcus takes a principled stand that leads him into an ingenious program of resistance and civil rights activism.
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Sexual Content: First book I've read in which a character has sex. Also there is sexual dialog as well.
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The Xnetters weren't happy about the stepped-up police serveillance, but they weren't gong to take it laying down.