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, the first offering from the relatively unknown author Security Coded. The original book was by all accounts a literary success and a compelling read, charting the highs and lows of several highly believable characters through their emotionally epic journey.
I was initially disappointed with the second novel as the first half really just retells the first story, however I can see how this would be beneficially to a new comer to the series and quickly brings them up to speed. My advice to anyone who wants to get in to Security Coded's work would be to skip the first book and just dive head first in to this one.
My only criticism of the book is that in parts it can become a little too formulaic such as the part when 659 is followed by 660 then 661, but this is only a small criticism as after 743, Coded really keeps you guessing. I wont give the ending away, but like the first book there is quite an unusual cliff hanger - will there be a 1001-1500? I sure hope so!