Hostage Run by Andrew Klavan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Rick Dial may have been crippled in a car accident, but he has used his skills in the gaming world to help a secret government unit stop terrorism that uses cyberspace. Rick has survived the Realm and has returned to Real Life. Things can never be quiet and now another cyber-attack is on its way and Molly, Rick’s best friend, has been taken and is being held hostage. It seems as if there is a mole within this secret organization and Rick has the fate of the world on his shoulders. Every time he enters The Realm it may be his last. Should he take on this mission or should he let others take all the risk?
Hostage Run is the second book in the Mindwar trilogy. Rick is an ordinary teenage boy who discovers he can help in extraordinary ways. The action is quick and the story progresses swiftly. Klavan does review key points of the first book that I found helpful. If readers pick up both books close together, they may not find it useful. I will warn readers that this book does have a cliff hanger. It is not a throw the book across the room cliff hanger, but it does leave the reader with things to ponder while they wait for the next installment.
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