A cyber terrorist tries to wrest control of a laptop computer with artificial intelligence from its creator, Bella Quintera. Her former lover, Daniel Champlain, who is an agent with the National Security Agency, reunites with her and together they combine their resources to save her and her laptop computer from the terrorist.
Jigsaw is filled with suspense and intrigue and kept me entertained from the first page to the very last page. The bigger than life characters are interesting and I cared for them a lot. The hero and the heroine are both strong willed and cling to their convictions and commitments even when those convictions and commitments are perilous to the other. The sexual tension between Bella and Daniel keeps building until they can no longer control their urges and desires.
One of the best characters in the story is Fran, Bella's interactive laptop computer possessing artificial intelligence. Even with her vastly superior intellect, Fran's sometimes childish behavior parallels that of a developing child that you can't help but love to death.
The story takes place in Michigan during its winter months and Nance vividly and evocatively used the frigid conditions to enhance the story. Many of the outside scenes had me shivering in my chair as I read.
Computer technology rises to its highest in Jigsaw. I've always feared identity theft, but Jigsaw presented something even scarier: identity creation, where a savvy computer guru hacks police computers and creates false files and charges against Bella to discredit her. In an interesting and exciting scene, Bella and Daniel enter a virtual reality game with other computer gurus devoted to the sport and I felt like I was seeing it all as a movie, because it was so vividly written.
Both characters have trust issues in this book. The murders and mishaps that happen around the heroine don't help. Throw in a smart aleck free-thinking computer and your in for a wild ride. This is a sexy, fun book that will definetly keep you hooked.
Romantic suspense involving Artificial Intelligence. It was a page turner for me.
action thriller that keeps you guessing to the end with likable characters. worth the read.
winter, upper michigan, bitter cold, a real puzzler
I got to chapter 3 and couldn't read anymore.
Not sure why, just wasn't there for me.
This book had a very complicated plot and got a little overwhelming at times.
The greatest thing about this book is FRAN. She is the heroine's computer with artificial intelligence. Bella talks to Fran like a small child at first, but Fran grows in knowledge and she is on a level equal to her human creator.
Headlights in a blizzard, a car following too close, too fast, left Bella Quintera wrecked by the side of the road. Such reckless driving, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, seemed ominous. The identity of her rescuer confirmed Bella's fears. Years before, Daniel Champlain had been her lover, but the relationship was one she strove to forget. The NSA agent's rugged good looks still haunted her-as did his betrayal. She'd watched him destroy her father; now Daniel demanded Bella listen. She was in danger. He wanted to know about her new creation, about its implications for national security. What she'd designed was worth killing for; but was a master criminal truly after her-or was Daniel again pursuing his ambition, thoughtlessly flipping her life upside down? The peril was real, no game like the jigsaw puzzles she made in her spare time. And this puzzle had missing pieces: the ones that showed whom she could trust.
Headlights in a blizzard, a car following too close too fast left Bella Quintera wrecked on the side of the road. Such reckless driving seemed ominous. The identity of her rescuer confirmed her fears. Daniel Champlain had been her lover but the relationship was one she wished to forget as his betrayal. She watched him destroy her father and now Daniel demanded Bella to listen. With her life in danger she must decide if what she created was worth killing for .
Headlights in a blizzard, a car following too close, too fast left Bella wrecked by the side of the road. Such reckless driving, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, seemed ominous. The identity of her rescuer confimed her fears: years ago, Daniel Champlain had been her lover, but the relationship was one she strove to forget. The NASA agent's rugged good looks still haunted her - as did his betrayal.
This is an exciting, suspenseful tale of love, betrayal, ambition and peril that will keep you guessing until the end. I loved it!