My name is Cas Russell. I do retrieval. It means I get things back for people. That's my job. ... (I'm also) really good at math.
Math is Cas Russell's superpower. Angles and forces. Vector sums. Momentum. Objects in Motion. Velocities and response times. She can calculate them all in mere seconds. And with that knowledge, she can scale buildings, defend herself against any and all attackers, take out the bad guys, even avoid bullets. Handy skills to have, especially since her latest retrieval job has just pitted her against a super secret, super scary organization named Pithaca. They want to control the world by controlling people's thoughts. Even Cas's. And she's not sure how to calculate that.
This book is one crazy thrill ride! Intense. Compelling. And full of action and suspense. And Cas is a great kick-ass protagonist. I loved her math skills. Her best friend, Rio, is a sociopathic killer, but I couldn't help but like him, too. Then there's Arthur, the ex-cop turned private detective who's also working the case, and Checker, his wheelchair-bound hacker friend. Such great characters! I was hooked from the start. Is this book plausible? No. But is it super fun and entertaining? Absolutely! I can't wait to read the sequel.
Fun facts about S.L. Huang:
She got her math degree from MIT. Plus, she's a Hollywood stuntwoman and a firearms expert.
As soon as I see the word Math my eyes glaze over and my brain freezes up!ReplyDelete
LOL. I think a lot of people feel that way! :DDelete
Sounds fun! I can absolutely see this becomes a series. :)ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to reading the next one. :)Delete
Oh, I do like the sound of this one, Lark. Thanks for featuring it. Notice there are 3 in the series at this point.ReplyDelete
Guess this is another series I'm not behind in reading! ;DDelete
This sounds like so much fun! I'm always intrigued when a character is a math super genius because I'm so not. :DReplyDelete
I loved that math was her "superpower". :DDelete
Sounds like one that would be worth picking up.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed it. :)Delete
I hate math, but I still think this one sounds fun!ReplyDelete
It's certainly a one-of-a-kind read! :)Delete
Wow this does sound intense! And fun. The supporting characters sound awesome too. :)ReplyDelete
It's a crazy ride, but I really liked it! :DDelete
This does sound fun! I ignore the unbelievable, if the plot is entertaining enough.ReplyDelete
This one was very entertaining! :)Delete
I love intense and hard to put down books--and this sounds just like that. I am glad you enjoyed this one, Lark!ReplyDelete
It was different and fun and I really liked the characters!Delete
Wow, this sounds like it would make a perfect tv show. Not sure if it's my cup of tea but glad you enjoyed it a lot!ReplyDelete
This would totally be a fun TV series! I know I'd watch it.Delete
Wow, the author sounds like she is as interesting as her fictional protagonist! :DReplyDelete
Doesn't she? If she ever writes a memoir about her life I'd totally read it. :)Delete
I am sad to remember that my mathematics is not good.ReplyDelete
But it seems like this book is well written and interesting to read.
It was fun. Thanks for commenting. :)Delete
BOOO, how did I forget about this goodness! I remember wanting to read it awhile ago and then totally forgot! I'm so thrilled this is so good (esp as I hate math!)ReplyDelete
Luckily, as the reader, you don't have to actually do any of the math problems! You just get to go along for the ride. ;DDelete
Since I already love Orphan X, I know this one is going to be right up my alley!ReplyDelete
It has that same kind of kick-ass energy to it. Only with math. :)Delete
This sounds like a great, intense read. Thanks for sharing! Plus I'm curious about the math aspect. Geometry about killed me in high school!ReplyDelete
Geometry wasn't my best subject either; I did much better in algebra. :)Delete