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Brute Force (Rachel Peng Book 4) by [Spangler, K.B.]
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Two years ago, OACET Agent Rachel Peng helped a serial murderer escape from police custody. This morning, he appeared in her backyard, wearing the face of a dead friend from her days in the Army. Within minutes of his arrival, Rachel learns that the head of OACET’s wife has been kidnapped . . . along with Rachel’s niece.

Rachel can’t deny that Marshall Wyatt has helped her and the other members of the Office of Adaptive and Complementary Technologies before, but that was on his terms. This time, he says he’s here to do what she can’t—and as OACET’s liaison to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the list of what Rachel can’t be caught doing is long. If she wants to rescue her niece, she might have to let Wyatt do what he does best.

But if she does get caught, Rachel and her fellow Agents might lose everything.
Reviews for the Rachel Peng novels:

“after spending the length of the novel with her, I'm eager to pick up the next one to see what's next for Rachel Peng” (io9)

“If I have any regrets about Rachel Peng, it's that we're unlikely to ever see her front and center on a multiplex screen, cracking wise before she shoots somebody's kneecaps off. And we should. Rachel Peng is a bad-ass for the digital age.” (New York Times bestselling author, Seanan McGuire)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3039 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: A Girl and Her Fed Books (27 November 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MXRMY34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Devoured in one night, regret nothing 29 November 2016
By S. True - Published on
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I've been waiting for weeks to get my hands on this, and it definitely delivered. As a long-time reader of the webcomic universe these novels are set in (, if you like these you'll probably enjoy it and it's FREE) some of the suspense gets pulled by knowing which characters are still alive and kicking and which aren't, but there are some lovely nods to the comic readers mixed in to more than make up for it.

If you're new to Spangler's wonderful world of cyborgs and inter-governmental espionage and don't feel like starting with the comic, definitely start with Digital Divide, the first in the series. If you're all caught up, this is a fantastic addition, and comes highly recommended. I devoured it in an evening, and plan to start a closer read tomorrow night.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you. 30 November 2016
By Bookseeker - Published on
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I really like Rachael Peng. Therefore, when a murderous pyschopath shows up just beyond her lawn, it gives me stress. When you add that to the kidnapped child being used to control her bosses wife, (also kidnapped) I start to have stomach pains. However, given the fact that there is always humor amidst the high stakes in the these books I must read on.

If you are not up to speed, this series is about a group of people who are the result of a government project merging high tech with human beings resulting in a highly bonded group of people with some unusual abilities. Having survived an attempt to highjack individual free will, they are now justifiably self protective, as various government agencies and megalomaniacs try to control or replicate their abilities. So stealing their children to control the adults may not in the long run turn out to be the best plan.

The Rachael Peng books always deal with wheels within wheels, but the kidnapping of an adored and adorable little girl pushes the timeline and the tension all the way up. If these books weren't really funny, I would have stopped reading. And given the current state of affairs in America, this all somehow seems less far fetched than it used to. Even when some of the people in these books are telepathic and some talk to ghosts.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You know it's a good read when you realize that you've been spending all ... 3 December 2016
By Collin Webb - Published on
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You know it's a good read when you realize that you've been spending all your time with it, instead of with your loved ones. One of several works in the same universe. If you've got someone in your life who likes spy v spy novels, or just a really good pageturner, they'll like this.
One of the things that I love about Spangler is that her works are so well-researched. At the heart of the plot in every book an exploration of a subculture and how it reaches out into the rest of the world. Before Maker Space, I had no idea the maker community existed. Likewise with sovereign citizens.
The character Rachel Peng is as always incredibly entertaining, fast-thinking, and badass.
5.0 out of 5 stars The only bad thing about this book is that it ends 30 November 2016
By Stephen Ray - Published on
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Wondering what happens when technology has dramatically overtaken the law and legal precedent? Looking for a well written technical thriller where the people still matter more than the machines? Curious about what happens when you kidnap a ninja? Then this is the book for you.

Brute Force is a fantastic blend of speculative fiction in a world very much like our own, where conspiracy theories start becoming conspiracy facts. Whether it's a cybernetic implant or a better smartphone app, the arms race between law and law enforcement technologies is one that has raged since the constitution was first written. K. B. Spangler is looking a little further down the road, but the same questions faced by the founding fathers are being dealt with by Rachel Peng.

Four books in, and there hasn't been a bad Rachel Peng book. This far in, you'll probably want to read the preceding novels, but I promise you that it's worth it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I've enjoyed the books from this author 12 March 2017
By Julie - Published on
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I've enjoyed the books from this author, but then again I've been reading the webcomic that these novels were spawned from as well. I feel like these books could be read and enjoyed without needing to read the webcomic - you just would have a little bit more mystery and less character viewpoints as this does not directly overlap with any of the webcomic storylines. These are books that I reread every so often.

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