Man Overboard

Man Overboard

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Baker & Taylor
When a brilliant software engineer falls to his death from a stateroom suite balcony, the police are unable to collect needed information from the victim's tough maiden aunt and enlist the help of Ali Reynolds to discover that really happened.

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& Taylor

"In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance's gripping new thriller, Man Overboard, two tech geniuses face off--one intent on saving lives, the other on ending them. Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as "death by misadventure," a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation. Unsatisfied, Roger's tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger's childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer. Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist turned amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger's death. With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. Aided by Frigg, an artificial intelligence companion of his own creation, the killer targets victims who have lost parents to suicide and attempts to drive them to the same tragic end. When the heartless killer and his cyber accomplice set their sights on Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless others"--
When a brilliant software engineer falls to his death from a stateroom-suite balcony, the police are unable to collect needed information from the victim's tough maiden aunt and enlist the help of Ali Reynolds to discover what really happened.

Simon and Schuster
In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s gripping new thriller, Man Overboard, two tech geniuses face off—one intent on saving lives, the other on ending them.

Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as “death by misadventure,” a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation.

Unsatisfied, Roger’s tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger’s childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer.

Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist turned amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger’s death. With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. Aided by Frigg, an artificial intelligence companion of his own creation, the killer targets victims who have lost parents to suicide and attempts to drive them to the same tragic end.

When the heartless killer and his cyber accomplice set their sights on Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless others.

Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501110801
9781501110825
Branch Call Number: Mystery Jance
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 24 cm

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From Library Staff

Try Jance's "Man Overboard" while you’re waiting for Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express."

This book will be discussed at the Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club on April 25, 2018.

List - Read Local!
PimaLib_AmandaB Sep 23, 2017

She lives in Bisbee, but that's local enough.

Of course, the new J.A. Jance has a ton of holds (I bet her author talks last week helped). Just follow my advice re: Vicious Circle to tide you over while you wait.


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SPSit
Jan 03, 2020

The AI's behaviour is unrealistic in the time frame of the novel. Should have set it further in the future.

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js7496
Jul 19, 2019

Ali Reynolds

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Matthew412
Jan 17, 2018

Absolute rubbish. After 3 chapters I returned the book. Haven't read this author before, and don't plan to again after this experience.

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Zoelexi777
Nov 03, 2017

This was not one of Jance's better books. The story revolves around cyber technology and artificial intelligence with the ability to manipulate technological devices. It did keep me interested enough to want to find out the ending.

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johncruse
Jul 29, 2017

Jance has lost it. Her early books were great, This book is just a complicated collection of techno babble. Artificial intelligence characters and bitcoins! Wow.

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rose_mountain
May 11, 2017

Action packed, intricate storyline. A pleasure to read.

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