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Vendor: Harbourlight Books
Publication Date: 2013
Patti SheneSoutheastern ColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A fast-paced suspenseful storyFebruary 24, 2014Patti SheneSoutheastern ColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I had a difficult time reading this book. The reason? The thought of crawling through caves really creeps me out! Yet, despite my aversion to the underground, I felt compelled to find out what was going to happen to Jennifer and Lee.
When these two brilliant people discover a cyber-terrorism plot that jeopardizes US defense systems, they are forced to flee for their lives. The author paints a vivid picture of his gorgeous, yet tough, Japanese-Hawaiian heroine and his formidable, competent hero as they dodge and outsmart the terrorists while discovering an undeniable romantic attraction.
The plot is fast-paced with a lot of suspense. Not only do Lee and Jennifer have to flee for their lives, they have consequences to face when they do reach safety due to some of the choices they have made.
The faith message is woven throughout the story as Lee introduces agnostic Jennifer to the love and power of God. Without preachiness, these characters relate to each other in a realistic manner on the issue of beliefs.
Henry Wegley brings his many years of experience in the IT industry and his studies of Christian apologetics to his novel. He has done a good job of presenting a story to the intelligent community that reflects the Christian faith while providing an enjoyable romantic thriller.
The best thing about this book? There's a whole series, so we get to enjoy even more suspenseful adventures with Jennifer and Lee!
A downloadable version of this book was provided to me with no obligation to leave anything other than an honest review.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Trojan Virus, Terrorists Action Thriller RomanceAugust 8, 2013VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5H. L. Wegley in his new book, "Hide And Seek" Book One in the Pure Genius series published by Harbourlight Books brings us into the lives of Lee Brandt and Jennifer Akihara.
From the back cover: A computer security breach within a US defense contractor's firewalls leads investigators, Lee Brandt and beautiful, brilliant Jennifer Akihara, onto the cyber-turf of terrorists, where they are detected and targeted for elimination.
Lee leads them on a desperate and prayer-filled flight for survival into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Will Jennifer's pursuit of truth about the conspiracy, and the deepest issues of life, lead her into the clutches of terrorists, into the arms of Lee Brandt, or into the arms of the God she deems untrustworthy?
The government has a problem. It has been infected with a Trojan virus that stole top-secret files. Lee Brandt, who writes computer programs, is given the unenviable task of finding and destroying this virus. To do so he finds an assistant, Jennifer Akihara. Now the hunt begins as the terrorists do not want them to succeed and chase them using chase them using weapons, highly technical equipment and explosives. "Hide And Seek" is a thriller as both Lee and Jennifer's lives are in great danger as they try to stay ahead of those that want them dead and still manage to stop them and the virus. On top of that it is also a romance. Mr. Wegley has given us a top-notch beginning to what looks like an excellent series. I am so glad I found this very talented author and am looking forward to his next book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Anne Baxter CampbellWillows, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Geek Hero and Geek (but Drop Jaw Gorgeous) HeroineFebruary 20, 2013Anne Baxter CampbellWillows, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If you like fast-paced, high-stress books? Then you just mightÃ¯Â»Â¿ like this action-filled adventure from H. L. Wegley.
It all begins with a Government contract to write a program for some Government needs and winds up with a Trojan virus that snatched top secret files. Lee Brandt, who writes programs for the Government, finds an assistant to try to pry out the Trojan. The problem is this assistant ties up his tongue and renders him a hopeless idiot. Yes, she's that pretty.
Jennifer Akihira is incredibly intelligent and knows this hopeless idiot probably won't be much help as she tries to eject the Trojan and find the culprit or culprits.
That's before the bad guys begin to chase them. With guns. And with highly technical equipment. And explosives.
Lee leads Jennifer into a limestone cave to try to hide from the goons, but the goons find them. Sorta.
GingerS2194 Stars Out Of 5Exciting readFebruary 11, 2013GingerS219Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow! What an exciting book. The first chapter or so had some difficult to read technical computer stuff, but if you read past it--it's only in a few paragraphs, not throughout the novel--the story really comes alive and pulls you along for a heart-stopping ride.
Hide and Seek by H.L. Wegley is a definite keeper if you love suspense with a touch of romance. :)
***I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
Author: H. L. Wegley
Located in: Renton, WA
Submitted: February 03, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. I served in the USAF first as an Intelligence Analyst, then as a Weather Officer. I'm a Meteorologist who worked many years as a Research Scientist in Atmospheric Physics. After earning an advanced degree in Computer Science, I served as a Systems Programmer at Boeing before retiring in the Seattle area, where my wife and I enjoy small-group ministry, our seven grandchildren, and where I pursue my love of writing.
What was your motivation behind this project? Hide and Seek was my first novel. In it I attempted to weave some of my interesting work experiences into a thriller told from a Christian worldview. This project was, to some degree, an experiment to determine how God wanted me to spend my retirement years. I feel confident that He answered my questions, and I've now written six novels in the past two and a half years.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Hide and Seek is a story of first love and redemption. Through the brilliant heroine, it illustrates that regardless of a persons intellect, most barriers to faith are the heart-rending, existential questions, not intellectual objections. The story emphasizes that all such questions are answered in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? As Christians we want our lives to positively impact others. This requires us to be both vulnerable and genuine. When we write stories, we cannot do it well without also being vulnerable. While letting others read my early drafts of Hide and Seek, I learned that being an author was going to make me feel vulnerable, exposed to the world. This was an unexpected form of accountability that writing imposed on me, the need to be genuine. If I'm authentic, I don't have to fear what's revealed about me in my writing. I may need to be corrected from time to time, but that is a good thing.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My writing style is a bit like Tim Downs and I really enjoy his books. I've learned a lot about writing for women readers from Lynette Eason, Margaret Daley, Christy Barritt, and DiAnn Mills.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: The same God who revealed Himself to us in stories gives us the privilege of revealing Him to others in our stories. I thank Him for that privilege and pray that I will never take it lightly or misuse it.