Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs – publication: October 16th, 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is a young adult novel
Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teen hackers arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a college scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. But one of the teens, Owen, walks out, refusing to participate. The other five decide to stay and complete the tests. When they finish, they leave feeling equally accomplished and unnerved.
Then silence-until they receive a text from Owen: You’ve been played. He’s uncovered evidence that the hackers created “Phantom Wheel,” the most devastating virus ever made. Jacento, the corporation behind it all, plans to use this virus to gain unprecedented access to personal data. And that’s just the beginning of the devastation. Can the teen hackers stop Phantom Wheel-and protect their own secrets from being revealed-before it’s too late?
Tracy Deebs has written numerous young adult novels, including Doomed, which was a YALSA finalist and has been on numerous state reading lists. She’s also the author of the mermaid series Tempest, and is the co-author the award-winning series, The Hero Agenda. She is also the author of three New York Times bestsellers from the Ethan Frost adult series. Tracy lives in Austin, Texas.
My Review: Phantom Wheel is the first book in A Hackers Novel series by Tracy Deebs and is a young adult novel. Deebs brings imaginative characters and storylines to life with suspenseful action, intense drama, and a little flirting along the way. The characters are well-developed with intriguing backgrounds that have grit and intelligence well beyond their years. Phantom Wheel is an adventure to read with unknowns and unexpected twists and turns along the way. A story that shows when people come together for the same cause they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. I highly recommend Phantom Wheel to anyone who loves a suspenseful on the edge of your seat drama filled young adult novel. I cannot wait to read the next book in A Hackers Novel series! ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**