Access Denied - Turing Hopper, Bk 3 Author:Donna Andrews When Turing Hopper, Artificial Intelligence Personality extraordinaire, learns that criminal Nestor Garcia's once-dormant credit card has been doing a lot of shopping lately, she begins to do some sleuthing -- and finds out the loot's shown up at an empty bungalow. So Turing gets her human friends to stake out the vicinity. But when one ... more »of them sees something he wishes he hadn't -- and gets charged with murder -- everyone will have to pull together to clear his name. The only way to do it is to find the guilty party-by luring him to attack them. But doing so might very well get them "accidentally" deleted...« less
Since I'm not a fan of science fiction, I approached this series with caution. Within the first couple of chapters, I fell in love with the Turing Hopper mysteries. Donna Andrews has done a masterful job of capturing how computer geeks "humanize" computers. Many of the tekkie conversations that Andrews uses to show the growth of her AIP (artificial intelligence personality) have given me a sense of deja vu, since we computer-geek-types often talk as if computers are human. May not be for everyone, but I think most readers who have a strong computer background will really get a giggle out of these creative mysteries. Can't wait for more!