This is the best out of all four of the published books set in 2176. Although none of them are slouches, I have loved every one and congradulate the authors on building a really believeable world. Five books and five couples to change a world.
Cai Randolph is a member of a Quandem team. She has implants that allow her to access most, if not all, of the computers in this time. She then sends the information to her recep who is the leader of a special ops team. All the other teams have failed and as far as she knows, she and Jake are the last. She is the anchor and sits in her special apartment where she processes data and probabilities and sends them to the field ops.
Captain Jake Tucker is her recep, he is the leader of an elite fighting force in the UCE. Jake thinks Cai is a computer, he doesn't know she is human. They have worked together for five years.
Cai has other priorities. Her parents disappeared 6 years ago. She has been told they are dead, but she is sure they have been kiddnapped. When she thinks she has found where they are, she sets up an operation in that area. She is also determined to go along on this one. The operation is supposed to catch Banzai Macguire and Commander Armstrong. Cai intends to retrieve her parents. She is sure they were taken by an evil multi-millionaire because of their work with nanotechs to increase life spans.
First things first she must confront Jake and reveal who she is. Then she must convince him to let her go on the mission. Unknown to all, there is another Quantum team out there. Not to mention the part of the world they have to insert into. Also she and Jake could have their brains fried if she overloads her implants.
Even harder will be keeping her feelings for Jake hidden.
Jake is a man's man, but Cai is a strong woman. I liked these characters. They may get blocked but they always find a way around it.
The action is fast and furious and fits right into this 5 part series, I can't wait for the last installment.