Here's what Dan Hays of Northwest Books had to say in The Statesman Journal about Wired
 
 
               Looks good, reads quickly and delivers a fast and interesting story.
 
               . . . reminiscent of J. D. Robb . . .
               . . . original touches, strong writing, swift pace and characters who spark some interest.
               . . . a solid cover (by artist Gary Sanchez)  and a good design.
 
 
 
 In a June 29, 2003 review, Marc Ruby, one of the top ten most prolific reviewers on Amazon.com had this to say about Wired:
 
 

Someone has discovered the ultimate in copy protection. Try to break into a programs code and a demonic face appears on your monitor, inviting you to pay or have your face ripped off. And if you don't pay... Following a bloody trail of corpses with missing faces, the police are baffled, and one Boston detective, Mike Baldwin, decides to break with tradition. He calls on an old friend, Pam Whitby, who, with Kevin McKinley, runs a computer security and witchcraft consulting firm.

What ensues is a hair-raising hit and run battle with a black mage of extraordinary powers, who can unless demons and send spells via telephone. In addition to his plans to use computer games to find sacrifices, their opponent seems to have a personal axe to grind as well. While Kevin is an accomplished magician on his own, he is completely outclassed by this master, and the team must rely on their wits to overcome their disadvantage.

The action involves everything from inter-dimensional travel to counter-espionage in a unique mix of hi-tech and dark magic. T. G. Browning's primary emphasis is the action, of course, but the author fills in the spaces with quick dialog and enough character development to hold the reader's attention in the infrequent lulls between face rippings and house meltings.

This turned out to be a better story than I had any right to expect. As the first volume of a proposed trilogy, this bodes well for future reading.

 
 
 
 
 

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