On initial glance Cypher might seem like your typical formulaic crime/cop story, but it is much more than that. Caroline Wainwright's life is falling apart around her, as her friends, her brother and finally her father seem caught up in some massive criminal conspiracy where all roads appear to lead to the Father's beloved company Cypher, a high-tech R&D company that handles defence contracts, but do they? Of course there is always the handsome, young cop David to simplify matters and maybe to fall in love with.
There are so many twists and turns in this fast-paced story that so much of the reader's time is spent speculating just who it might be that's behind this terrible business. I know I was forced to revise my theories on more than one occasion. This is definitely the skill of Author Perkins who handles everything so extremely well. Even the ending surprised me, which is a great testament to the author.
If your favourite genre is cop mysteries, with some nice romance thrown in for good measure, then Cypher really is a must read. I can recommend this book to anyone who just likes a good, well constructed story. It fully deserves the five stars I've given it. I'l be looking out for more of Perkins' books. Top read!