“Cleverly designed, Mash Up is the perfect detective read.”–San Francisco Book Review (5 Stars)
Disappointed. Disturbed. Too slow to solve a high-tech crime, leaving a key suspect dead. Qigiq (Inuit for hawk) needs a major change. That change involves pointing his vintage motorcycle south from Alaska to San Francisco. His new partner, the hyper-intense Kandy Dreeson, is set to help him master all things digital when Robina, a violinist from the local college, arrives holding an Amazon box with a thumb inside.
The victim may be Robina’s roommate, a free-spirited cellist who hasn’t returned from a date with a mysterious man. A man she calls Mony.
Qigiq and Kandy are confronted with a torrent of cyberclues: YouTube videos documenting torture, thousands of disappearing music files, a new virus spreading through the Web. With each bit they decode they grow closer to a twisted mind who repeatedly threatens their lives as they strive to untangle a string of ‘accidents’ before the faceless killer can play a trump card–a card to be delivered anonymously, digitally, and within the hour.
From power struggle intrigue deep inside Silicon Valley to dorm rooms filled with music, Mash Up explodes like #1 with a bullet through a treacherous landscape of technology exploitation, fast cars, faster double-crosses, and fake identities as the new partners try to outmaneuver a perp who moves at the speed of the Internet.
“Klingler puts the reader directly in the line of fire, and he doesn’t let up.”–Foreword Clarion Reviews (4 Stars)