TITLE: PRO BONO
Former embedded war reporter, Quindley Dempsy, has raised a mountain of cash to build a high-tech rehab clinic for treating injured combat veterans. When a body drops from the rafters during the clinic’s dedication, she sets out to nail the bastard who killed her friend, the chief finance officer of her mega-bucks foundation—and score a monster story to salvage her career.
But Quindley’s news director assigns someone else to cover the murder investigation. She ignores the lard-ass, who wouldn’t know a solid lead if one bit him in the sporting goods section, and discovers a gang of computer hackers who are hijacking injured vets’ identities to loot her fund. Things get stickier when Quindley receives a microchip gizmo from one of the hackers before he is killed.
Plunging into a murky sea of high-stakes computer hacking, Quindley uncovers proof that the Hack Pack has unleashed a toxic computer worm designed to punch holes in government firewalls and embezzle from its largest coffers, a move that will rock the national treasury. Armed with crazy interviewing skills, a penchant for interfering in police investigations, and a six pack of Diet Mountain Dew, Quindley risks everything—her career, her reputation, even her perfect manicure—to expose the bigger scheme and show her boss she still has the goods.