Second of the author's stories about 30ish computer whiz Julie Blake (Raw Data, 1991) who has now left her top job at ICI in California's Silicon Valley to form, with lover Vic Paoli, an agency to investigate computer fraud. They're struggling to pay the bills and reluctantly accept a job outside their venue--finding computer genius Arnie Lufkin for his ditzy fiance Lorna Donatello, who's also his bail bondsman. Lufkin has stolen a million from Anco, a blockbuster San Francisco corporation, by hacking into their system. He's on the run from the FBI, can't get at his money, and yet seems to be a step ahead of Julie and Vic all the way. Julie's brash investigations take the reader into the world of big- business computer tech and the escalating specialty of virtual reality.
This is the 2nd in a series about Juliet Blake, a computer programmer in Silicon Valley. She and her boyfriend have just started a computer company and are hired to find a VR progammer that has jumped bail. Along the way they find several dead bodies and solve the question of "whodoneit"
I liked this book better than the first one (Raw Data). The first one was good but this one was better. The characters seemed more developed and the storyline flowed well.