Brownies, Bodies, and Breaking the Code



Jessie Patrokus has all the qualities that make a great software tester – she’s diligent, she’s curious and she doesn’t give up. Those are just the qualities that might get her killed if she isn’t careful. She’d just ventured into the dating world again after the death of her husband and had signed up with an online match-matcher, only to find a match who wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. To complicate matters, a colleague turns up dead from eating the brownies she brought to the company’s Christmas potluck and now Jessie is in the middle of a murder case. Gus Colcannon, a new programmer at the company, starts to ask a lot of questions and Jessie gets suspicious. That’s when she finds she may have uncovered a terrorist plot aimed at several airlines and Gus is an undercover FBI agent, sent to ferret out the truth. But Jessie’s the only one who has the evidence to prove what’s going on and she’s been set up as bait in a trap. Did Gus set the trap? Or is someone else at the company out to get her? Now all Jessie has to do is dodge an email stalker, help unravel the clues that her murdered co-worker left her, and try to avoid falling in love with Gus. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.