Kirkus Reviews has released it review of The Cipher, and I’m happy to report they’ve got good things to say.
A dangerous breakthrough in cryptography leads to a high-stakes adventure for ne’er-do-well Robert “Smiles” Smylie Jr., whose father founded computing security giant Alyce Systems. . . . The basics of public-key cryptography are explained accessibly, but the focus here is on the fast-moving action and web of double crosses and buried secrets. Smiles’ confident, upbeat and largely ingenuous voice lends the book charm, and chapters in which Smiles’ fond ex-girlfriend Melanie investigates Alyce Systems’ past are both warm and suspenseful. . . . [R]eaders get plenty of suspense and high-tech high jinks . . . .
Check out the full review here. Thanks Kirkus!