Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review ~ The Kill Order (Sydney Fitzpatrick #5) by Robin Burcell

What you don't know can kill you...

FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick knows nothing about the Devil's Key, except that her father was involved in its theft twenty years ago and was murdered as a result. The Devil's Key, a list of seemingly random, supposedly indecipherable numbers, poses an immediate threat to national security—and anyone caught with this code in their possession is terminated with extreme prejudice. Sydney, unaware of the standing kill order, only just recovered the list and turned it over to her superiors—but not before making a copy.

What you do know can kill you...

Now, the hard drive containing the list's data has been compromised and two civilians are dead. But Sydney's not the only one in danger. When a young woman with eidetic memory sees the numbers, Sydney and her partner Zachary Griffin must protect her—and what she knows—at all costs. For if the code falls into enemy hands, it could devastate the entire country's infrastructure—and even ignite a world war.
First off this book is #5 in a series and this is the first of the series that I had read before. I definitely feel like I missed a lot of information by not reading the first five books in the series especially since there were a lot of references to things that happened previously. With that being said I was still able to understand the story and didn’t feel like I was confused about what was going on. So it could be read as a standalone but I am sure the other books would answer a lot of questions I had. It was definitely a good book and I will be looking for the rest of the series to read as well. 

This installment is based on a real life conspiracy theory involving a secret code that gets you into the backdoor of any system in the world involving microchips. This could be anything from bank accounts, government computers, or even nuclear weapons. In the book anyone that sees the code or digs too far deep into information about the code gets their name added to a kill order list and ends up “committing suicide.” This book definitely makes you think and gives you another perspective on how our government can be. Robin Burcell has 20+ years of experience in the law enforcement field so she has knowledge in the area and its definitely interesting getting in her input on the subject. With that being said this is a work of fiction that is based on a potentially scary conspiracy theory.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own
Alexandria

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