This is the second story of Simon Leonidovich, the hi-tech courier who made a brilliant debut in "The Courier". Kyra, the adult daughter of billionaire Jake Rynerson, is kidnapped. Simon is retained by Jake to deliver the ransom. However, it is highly possible that once the kidnapper gets the money, he will kill not only the hostage but also the courier. What is worse, the suspicion arises that someone close to Jake works with the kidnapper.
The first half of this book was rather slow-paced, but the latter half was extremely thrilling and I could hardly put down the book. I love the first novel "The Courier" better because of several small reasons. For example, the hi-tech gadget of this book is much enhanced, but I like the familiar Internet technology of the first novel better. And I find the subject (the fatal diet pill) more intriguing and the characters (especially Retnuh, the psycho villain) more interesting in the first novel. However, that's just a matter of my personal liking, and I highly appreciate this second novel is not a rehash of the first novel.
One thing dissapoints me. The last chapter is dated on Monday 24th November 11:08 and the epilogue is dated on Monday 24th November 05:53. I expected this time-back would have a significant meaning, but the epilogue is just a later-on story and the time-back seems to be a simple misprint. It's a killjoy. I don't know who is to blame, but please be more careful.