Theo Reese is just like any other seventeen-year-old—with one small exception.
This summer all he wants is to spend time with his boyfriend, Eddie, and work on his MIT research project. His parents have other plans
An old friend needs the help of Theo’s family. Oliver Glenwood is an ’80s music star who runs his own label. His wife and his daughter, Sofia, now a chart-topper herself, are the targets of kidnappers. Oliver hopes they can eliminate whoever is behind the threat.
When Theo uncovers an even more insidious plot, the covert agency the Reeses work for, Tactical Operational Support, swoops into action.
Song files have been modified to steal personal data from devices and emit a tone that drives listeners into a homicidal rage. Theo and his parents race against the clock to stop this mysterious enemy from releasing the music on an unsuspecting populace and causing worldwide chaos.
Just when Theo thinks the mission couldn’t be more complicated, Eddie shows up in New York looking to hang out with his boyfriend.
No one ever said being a teenage secret agent would be easy.
I’m not sure what I expected when I started the Codename: Winger series, but so far I’ve been impressed. So impressed that I could kick myself for not picking up the series earlier. On the plus side, by waiting, there’s no wait time between books. Normally, that’s not an issue because I don’t always pick up one book in a series after another. After finishing Audio Assault, I’m pretty sure I’ll be breaking that trend. Which brings me to another point… this is going to be the hardest book in the series so far to review and keep my spoilery feelings to myself. *sigh*
The premise of Audio Assault was pretty unique and pretty scary too. Basically, the villain was using music as a weapon. It didn’t affect everyone in the same way, but the results were still devastating. Unfortunately, Theo learned first hand how vulnerable unsuspecting people could be to the assault, even knowing what was going on didn’t keep him safe from attack. He was also under additional pressure because of Eddie’s surprise visit. He was happy to get to spend time with him, but keeping his secret was going to be even harder when Eddie was right there in the middle of a job.
This is a series that keeps readers (at least this reader) glued to the turning pages. The danger is never expected, but seems to be around every corner and nothing is quite what it seems. There were also some added emotions added to the mix that kind of blindsided me. I’m not sure if there’s any fixing the way things were left by the end of Audio Assault. Turns out there’s an #EvilAuthor side of Jeff Adams that I didn’t know about. Needless to say, Netminder just got moved way up on my TBR pile.