The seventh book in the Monkeewrench series, from mother-daughter writing team Patricia Lambrecht and Traci Lambrecht (known as P.J. Tracy) is The Sixth Idea (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; In stores August 2).
The Monkeewrench team (computer geniuses who seem to be able to track down, hack or find anything they need via the internet) is thrown into another case that could decide the future of the world. The Sixth Idea was conceived over sixty years ago and is just now being ready to be launched. It could take down everything in the world.
Thrown into the mix are Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, who are investigating multiple murders and missing people. They’re all tied together by The Sixth Idea. They are either descendants of the people that came up with it or the actual people involved in the discovery of it. All this is going on at Christmas time (with horrible snow and cold).
The more Magozzi and Rolseth dig, the more frustrated they get with the lack of clues with each murder. Monkeewrech is digging and working overtime to find the information that can help break the cases open and as they dig they uncover the truth that the world is in trouble.
It’s a race against time to stop the bad guys before it’s too late! This is my first time ready one of these books and I really enjoyed it. I like thrillers like this where the characters are from a series of books. You don’t have to have read any of the others to understand what’s going on here. I look forward to the next book in the series.