Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside
crosses beside local highways -- not in memoriam, but as announcements
of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and
efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that
they've carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.
case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of
Investigation's foremost kinesics -- body language-expert. She and
Deputy Michael O'Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled
teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks
against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report.
investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques he learned
as a brilliant participant in MMORPGs, Massively Multiplayer Online
Role-Playing Games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track
his victims, some of whom Kathryn is able to save, some not. Among the
obstacles Kathryn must...