Self-improvement can be deadly.
Insurance agency programmer Dana Sanderson only wants peace and quiet at work. A desire her micromanaging boss somehow never respects.
Then the investigation of a rash of suspicious natural death claims lands on Dana’s laptop.
Failure means huge payouts for the company. Success means a huge bonus for her.
Find out if Dana’s risks outweigh her rewards in this clever digital mystery.
An excerpt from The Sound of Murder:
“If you know about me,” Dana said, “you know why I can’t get back into hacking, Mr. Redmond. That part of my life is over.”
“I’m not asking you to get into their bank accounts. Just find the common thread. Take a look, a careful look, and see what you come up with. Don’t worry about your usual projects for now. There’s a full year’s salary bonus for whoever works this out.”
“A full…” Dana shook her head, quite certain she’d misunderstood. “You’re offering me a year’s pay? How could it be worth that?”
She didn’t have to do the math. That much money would pay off her college debts and everything else she’d racked up putting her past firmly behind her. The prospect of returning to her hacker life, even temporarily, felt slightly less dreadful now.
“These were all in our lowest risk pool,” he said, raising his eyebrows. “Several of them had policies worth ten times your salary. Trust me. It’s worth it.