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1st Case - James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts

1st Case

By James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts

  • Release Date: 2020-07-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 770 Ratings


Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class. Now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain -- until her first case threatens everyone around her.
Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her -- as an intern in FBI's Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of thirty, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability.
With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen," Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her As on campus can prove fatal in the field.


  • 1st

    By Lawarner68
    Not worth the price. The more I read the more comical this book became. If you have to read this book, wait until it is on the free list.
  • 1st Case

    By ToastHill
    Absolutely loved this book. As always I couldn't put it down. I can't for the next book
  • Expensive for 14.99 and less than 800 pages

    By Hoyt Adam
    >800 pages. For 14.99 it should have been a much longer book. The ending with the two “bad guys” is very anti climatic, but that is the only complaint. Enjoyable, though quick, read
  • Not believable

    By Leethany
    This book was very frustrating. The main character, Angela, is supposed to be a prodigy/genius, however she is never the one who actually figures anything out. It’s all done by her mentor who tells Angela to “take credit “ for her findings. She never does anything useful and actually hinders the investigation most of the time. She is the typical “damsel in distress “ who is saved by everyone around her. Then she is rewarded for her idiocy at the end of the book instead of being fired. I feel like the author is honestly a bit of a misogynist who tried to give is a female role model but doesn’t actually like women. Boiled down, if you like books with strong female leads, this is definitely not the book for you.