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Phantom Wheel

A Hackers Novel

by Tracy Deebs

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Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2018
    416 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The digital apocalypse has arrived and the future is here in this addictive technological thriller full of twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Nerve!

Being recruited by the CIA to join a top-secret intelligence program should be the opportunity of a lifetime. For Issa, it's a shot at creating a new and better life for herself and her siblings. For clever con artist Harper, it's a chance to bury the secrets of her troubled past and make sure that those secrets stay buried. But for Owen - honor student, star quarterback, and computer-hacking genius - it sounds like a trap.

He's right.

Owen discovers that instead of auditioning for the CIA, they've all been tricked by a multibillion-dollar tech company into creating the ultimate computer virus. It's called Phantom Wheel, and it's capable of hacking anyone on Earth, anywhere, at any time. And thanks to six teenagers, it's virtually unstoppable.

Horrified by what they've done, the hackers must team up to stop the virus before the world descends into chaos. But working together is easier said than done, especially as the lines start to blur between teammate, friend, and more than friend. Because how do you learn to trust someone when you've spent your entire life exploiting that same trust in others?

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"Starred Review. Deebs pulls no punches in this high-octane yet character-driven plot...A must-read for every aspiring hacktivist." - Kirkus

"A propulsive blockbuster of a book...Cinematic in scope and delivery, this offers an exciting ride with a heavy geek vibe." - Booklist

"A general purchase, recommend this tech-savvy heist thriller to fans of Ally Carter and Anthony Horowitz." - School Library Journal

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Tracy Deebs

Tracy Deebs has written numerous young adult novels, including Doomed, which was a YALSA finalist and has been on numerous state reading lists. She's also the author of the mermaid series Tempest, and is the co-author the award-winning series, The Hero Agenda. She is also the author of three New York Times bestsellers from the Ethan Frost adult series. Tracy lives in Austin, Texas.

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