By Kyle Mills
Vivid, younger, and bold, Quinn Barry desperately desires to be an FBI agent, at the same time she courses databases within the basement of the J. Edgar Hoover construction. yet Quinn's profession -- and her lifestyles -- are approximately to alter wildly. trying out a brand new software, Quinn's laptop savvy turns up a mysterious DNA hyperlink between 5 grotesque murders. A hyperlink that the outdated FBI method have been conscientiously programmed to overlook. A hyperlink that just about expenditures Quinn her task, and shortly, her life...Pitted opposed to a conspiracy of incredible proportions, Quinn will fit wits opposed to robust govt forces that would use any skill essential to maintain their soiled secrets and techniques hidden -- secrets and techniques that would land her within the clutches of a sadistic, fabulous madman who holds the most important to all of it.
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In retrospect, that hadn’t been the smartest thing she’d ever done. ” Tomorrow she’d be up to her eyeballs in old guys in suits wanting a demonstration. And what did she have to show them? A system that spit out nonsensical data caused by a glitch that she wasn’t sure how to even start to look for. No doubt they’d just be falling all over themselves to send her to Quantico for agent training. Right after hell froze over. Quinn glanced at her watch. She had five hours before David would be at her house to pick her up.
You are so good,” she said quietly as she kicked the floor and set herself to spinning lazily in her chair. When it stopped, she jumped to her feet and jogged over to the printer. The results of the first run—the search engine that had originally been programmed into CODIS—were already lying in the tray. As expected, it had performed in its customarily efficient but unremarkable fashion, connecting each of the fifty imaginary DNA signatures she’d planted in the states’ databases and outputting the location of the crime lab and case numbers.
After five minutes of uninterrupted concentration, it still didn’t make any sense. She wouldn’t have been surprised if the whole system had crashed. Or if her program hadn’t found any connections at all. Or even if it had found an infinite number of connections. But five? What was that all about? The sudden pressure of a hand squeezing her shoulder startled her enough to make her throw her pen at her computer screen. She jerked her head around to find her boss’s normally stern expression replaced by one of amusement.