Alexia is trying to protect Haven s most valuable asset Going undercover and stealing the crystals to prove it can be done seemed like a great idea until a real thief showed up Bait and switch is suddenly a dangerous game of cat and mouseConfessing her part in removing the crystals might aid Chris, the gutsy new security chief, but it would cost Alexia her job and her freedom Of course, if she keeps standing in the way of the real thief, it will cost her a whole lot For me, this was a case of don t judge a book by its cover Instead of the light hearted cozy the cover suggested, I found this to be a taut, pacy hi tech mystery My sort of reading.A big thank you to the person who recommended it. Wow What an exciting mystery with a unique and intellingent lead character, psychiatristAlexia I was initially reluctant to buy or read this book because of it s futuristic sci fi description that isn t usually my cup of tea Boy, was I wrong Many thanks to the author, Ms Schneider, for sharing this engaging mystery with me When I first started the book, it was a little disconcerting not to knowabout Haven and it s place in the world This concern was quickly resolved as I got mor Wow What an exciting mystery with a unique and intellingent lead character, psychiatristAlexia I was initially reluctant to buy or read this book because of it s futuristic sci fi description that isn t usually my cup of tea Boy, was I wrong Many thanks to the author, Ms Schneider, for sharing this engaging mystery with me When I first started the book, it was a little disconcerting not to knowabout Haven and it s place in the world This concern was quickly resolved as I gotandinto the action paced storyline The main character Alexia is a complicated sleuth who compels you to keep reading, even in the wee hours of the morning The other characters in the Haven community are compelling as well and are not always what they seem It is an excellent stand alone mystery novel however, I would welcome a series featuring Alexia as well She is that good Ms Schneider is a very talented writer with a flair for original and strong female lead characters I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, clean mystery This book is very hard to categorize set in the near future with gadgets scifi protagonist looking to solve a mystery mystery characters involved in chase across dessert including rattlesnakes, rampaging dogs and trustworthy horses adventure protagonist becomes romantically interested in one of the other characters romance Well, it was all of those and.So, while I have a hard time categorizing it, I have no trouble saying that if you like one orof the above, you ll like t This book is very hard to categorize set in the near future with gadgets scifi protagonist looking to solve a mystery mystery characters involved in chase across dessert including rattlesnakes, rampaging dogs and trustworthy horses adventure protagonist becomes romantically interested in one of the other characters romance Well, it was all of those and.So, while I have a hard time categorizing it, I have no trouble saying that if you like one orof the above, you ll like this book The characters are well concieved and written, the plot is clever and intricate and you will probably have lots of difficulty guessing the culprit I certainly did.What you will NOT find in this book boring infodumps, scifi gobbledegook and graphic sex Go give it a try