Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats.
Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends' abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators.
Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others.
What I liked: Genevieve (Jen) is a complex and interesting character. Her autism adds a dimension to her character and the story that is fascinating to me. Her relationships in this second entry have made her re-think her solitary existence. I just love all the characters in this series and in The Dante Connection we learn a bit more about each one. The relationship between Colin and Jen is so complex but yet simple. This novel has the same cast of characters with few additions, which makes it easier to become invested in each one. I can't wait to learn more about each of them.
The mystery/suspense portion of the book was well plotted and written. You know who the bad guy is but he's cunning and slippery. The way the group puts the puzzle pieces together is fantastic!
What I didn't like: There were a few areas of the story that seemed slow. I'm not sure if I was distracted by other things but several times, I just wanted Ms Ryan to get on with it.
Overall a great new find for my reading lists.
I felt the Kindle edition was a bit pricey at $5.99. If I hadn't read and loved the first in the series, I would have hesitated before spending that on an unknown (to me) author. The paperback is ridiculously expensive at $14.39.