"Action against corrupt authorities mixed with master plans concocted from prison build the suspense of this young woman's story.
"A precocious young woman uses prison computers to plot her future in the bundled edition of That Girl Started Her Own Country and its direct sequel, The Anonymous Girl. These two episodes of this series build mounting suspense about the mysterious heroine's family lineage and future plans.
"To hide her identity, the titular girl uses aliases, such as Pippi Longstocking and Ester Bilderberg, but she calls herself Zaydee among friends. A reactionary moment with an FBI agent lands her in the Federal Detention Center in Miami. There, a sympathetic prison guard facilitates Zaydee's occasional time away, where she awaits trial for charges she insists are spurious. On these sojourns, she orchestrates revenge on the two FBI agents responsible for her incarceration and pursues romantic interests. While in prison, she sets in motion a master plan to establish her own country, using her computer skills to hack websites. Zaydee believes she possesses the resources to populate her private domain solely with exceptional people like herself.
"Zaydee's mysterious identity is compounded by the parallel story of her twin sister, Lizee, who experienced a less nurturing childhood. Liz goes to London to visit her lover, Lars, a computer expert sequestered in the office of a hacking group. Unaware the two women are actually different people, Lars mistakes look-alike Liz for Zaydee, who he claims to truly love. Hearing a menacing noise at the office door, he tells Liz where to hide and gives her a box of letters intended for Zaydee. This chapter ends in heightened suspense: 'Slipping through the small opening [within a wardrobe], she let the door close behind her, sealing herself into the safe room.'
"As the principal protagonist, Zaydee's enigmatic personality unfolds through her internal thoughts as she plans her future and charms cohorts into helping her. Action scenes and rich narrative description move the plot forward at a quick pace. She seeks revenge against corrupt authorities while befriending the people she considers worthy of her friendship. Her goal of living entirely on her own terms and manipulating those who will share her idealized country seems less than altruistic.
"The author introduces real people of public note as incidental characters. Alan Dershowitz serves as Zaydee's legal adviser while she's in prison. Nancy Grace is warned to 'tread lightly' and stop digging into Zaydee's fruitful efforts to undermine her antagonists. William Barrett of Forbes arranges for a private meeting with Zaydee at the prison to reveal important family connections.
"The self-assured writing style renders Zaydee's ideas and interactions with others believable, despite her larger-than-life attributes. .... A short excerpt from the projected sequel completes this combined volume of That Girl Started Her Own Country and The Anonymous Girl.
"This book's author adds mystery to the series by remaining anonymous. Those who like fantasies set in the present day, depicting exaggerated lifestyles and cyberspace intrigue, will be entertained." Margaret Cullison, Foreword Clarion
The imprisoned “princess” could hardly wait to get back into the computer room and start the process. This was one of her best scams yet. Going through her regular routine of sign-ins and secure servers, she finally got to Agent Whitehead’s account. Trying to be quick, but careful as always, she searched for the account information she needed. Someone pulled a chair up next to her, giving her a small jump.
“So what are we doing?” Maria asked as she rubbed her hands together.
Zaydee punched her lightly in the arm. “You snuck up on me. Haven’t you heard I know dangerous Kung Fu moves? It’s not safe to scare me!”
“Well, maybe if you weren’t so serious, it wouldn’t be so easy to surprise you! So what can I do? This sounds like something big. Give me somethin’!”
“All right, just take the computer next to me and tell me when you’re into a secure server.”
Maria’s long, thin fingers moved quickly over the computer. Zaydee imagined that at one time Maria had been a stocky, sturdy character. Traces of her muscles remained, but Maria knew she was in for the long haul at FDC, and didn’t much care about her dwindling figure.
“Ready. What’s up next?”
Zaydee gave her the bank login information from the Bahamas account and the name of Agent Binder to get into his account at the same time. “Just get the account info and have it ready. We’re going to do a large transfer.”
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