$ git commit murder
If Agatha Christie ran Unix cons
The BSD North conference draws some of the smartest people in the world. These few days will validate Dale Whitehead’s work—or expose him as a fraud.
When a tragic death devastates the conference, only Dale suspects murder.
Computer geeks care about code.
But do they care enough… to kill?
$ git sync murder
Murder on the Sysadmin Express
After accidentally solving two murders, Dale Whitehead hungers to stay in his apartment, hack virtual memory stacks, and forget the whole thing. Instead, his boss sends him to a technology/sci-fi convention in Detroit. He plans to endure his stint at the vendor table, stumble through his presentation, and escape anonymously.
A dead body ruins everything.
Dale finds himself battling liquid nitrogen ice cream, balky network addressing schemes, the Chaos Machine, and his own reputation, while the corpses pile up.
“Wait to see if it happens again:” Great for troubleshooting IPv6 multicast over wireless. Not so much for murder.
Butterfly Stomp Waltz
50% Die Hard
50% Robin Hood
Reeling from the death of her lover and partner, freelance “exfiltration specialist” Billie Carrie Salton breaks into a high-tech, high-security biotechnology firm to steal their sickle cell anemia cure and broadcast it to the world.
In, out, announce. Easy.
Except Salton’s life never works that smoothly.
And a gig gone wrong only begins the disasters.
Thievery, lies, and betrayals propel Salton across the world, from Atlanta, Georgia, to the heat of Portugal and the jungles of Myanmar, where she must put everything on the line to save everything she loves.
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Terrapin Sky Tango
With her father’s death, mercenary thief Beaks returns to the place she hates most—her childhood home, to both pay her respects and make certain he’s gone.
She finds only lies.
Determined to rip the truth out of the shadows, Beaks ricochets around the world, defying killers and government agents alike. With the man she loves and the secretive hacker Sister Silence, she targets a nightmare that turns suffering into profit and slaughter into joy.
Family. It’s worse than murder.
Forced to Talk, Like, With Your Mouth
A DevOps Cozy Mystery
Antarctica? Uganda? No place so nice. This crew of Internet professionals, summoned to the isolated Oregon Coast to design a new Web application, find themselves
Then things go bad.
Like, dead body bad…
Wifi and Romex
Midnight at the datacenter. Crimping cable, testing circuits, and—
Toby just wants to finish tonight’s install and go home, but gunfire and spilled blood mean he might never go home again.
But one gunman turns into a team. Hostages. And stakes higher than Toby’s ever faced.
One cable monkey versus an assault team?
Time to fight like a nerd.
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