by Barbara D'Amato
(series: Figueroa & Bennis #1)

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When a mysterious accident lands her computer engineer sister in a coma just after she had discovered a secret database at SJR Systems, Chicago cop Suze Figueroa, with the help of her partner on the beat, uncovers a greedy computer genius and an insidious scheme to control the world's power centers.

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Barbara D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher. She was born in Michigan. D'Amato held jobs as a carpenter on magic shows, assistant surgical orderly, assistant to a wild animal act, stage manager, and legal researcher. She is a past president of Sisters in Crime International and serves on the board of the Mystery Writers of America. D'Amato wrote a children's musical, The Magic of Young Houdini, and two musical comedies for adults. She was nominated for the Anthony award for her novel On My Honor and was the runner-up for the Nero Wolfe Award for the novel Hard Women. The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery won the Anthony and Agatha Awards for Best True Crime and was used as the basis for a segment on the TV show, Unsolved Mysteries.
Published April 10, 1996 by Forge. 350 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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D'Amato (the Cat Marsala mysteries: Hard Christmas, 1995, etc.) sketches her cybernetic Big Brother with eerily menacing strokes, and if Figueroa and Delgado aren't quite as ingenious at exposing the plot as the evil dorks at SJR were at laying it, well, what do you expect?

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