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.