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The Hanged Man's Song (Kidd and LuEllen) (edition 2003)

by John Sandford (Author)

Series: Thomas Kidd (4)

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Kidd's friend, Bobby the superhacker, has been murdered. When Kidd goes to Bobby's house to investigate, he finds his battered body, but not his jazzed-up laptop. Now Kidd is doubly disturbed. The murderer is still at large and now has enough secret information to hang a whole lot of people, including Kidd himself. Dodging both the law and other computerheads who want Bobby's information, kidd has to move fast if he is going to survive.… (more)
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Title:The Hanged Man's Song (Kidd and LuEllen)
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Info:G. P. Putnam (2003), Edition: 1st, 336 pages
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Kidd investigates high level computer/database hacking, political surveillance, murder, blackmail and abduction. ( )
  fwbl | Jun 22, 2021 |
This novel is part of a series by John Sanford featuring Kidd, a legitimate painter and not so legitimate computer hacker. This is the fourth in the series, but the first I have read. It stand alone quite well although it contains an occasional reference to events that probably took place in earlier books in the series.

In this book, an extremely competent hacker with the avatar Bobby is murdered in the first chapter. Although Kidd has never met Bobby, they are allies of a sort among hackers. Bobby’s murder spells trouble for Kidd because Bobby has a great deal of dangerous information about a lot of people, which may include Kidd himself. Kidd and his sometime lover LuEllen go searching for Bobby’s incriminatory laptop with a secondary motive of bringing retribution to Bobby’s killer. Sanford shares some interesting techniques of computer hackers, but the search for the laptop and the killer is somewhat humdrum as thrillers go.

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  nbmars | Jun 15, 2016 |
Synopsis: Kidd's contact, Bobby, has disappeared off of the web. Kidd and John go to check on him and find he has been murdered, and worse, that his laptop has been stolen. With LuEllen, Kidd and John have to get the laptop back and track down Bobby's killer before he releases the information on the computer putting them all in danger.
Review: This was a really good book in that the story was convoluted without being so overly complicated as to ruin the plot. Characters are well written and interesting. This makes me want to go back and read the other Kidd novels. ( )
  DrLed | Jun 14, 2015 |
This series of techno-suspense novels featuring artist, computer wizard and professional criminal Kidd (The Fool's Run; The Empress File; The Devil's Code) and his sometime girlfriend, cat-burglar LuEllen, are far fewer in number and less well-known than Sandford's bestselling Prey books. In this entry, Bobby, Kidd's genius hacker friend ("Bobby is the deus ex machina for the hacking community, the fount of all knowledge, the keeper of secrets, the... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
John Sandford is primarily known for two series of books. The [INSERT WORD HERE] PREY series features Lucas Davenport and his ensemble of colleagues from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The second series (with inconsistent titles which make it less clear that they constitute a series) features Virgil Davenport (often referred to as "that f*ckin' Flowers) features a BCA investigator who mainly works on his own, though he coordinates his investigations with Davenport and calls in help when he thinks he needs it.
But there's a third series that's less well known. It features Kidd, a successful artist with a deep background in computer hacking.
This was a new Kidd novel for me, though it came out 11 years ago. It's well worth reading. The characters, action, and suspense are every bit as well developed as they are in the Davenport and the Flowers books. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Apr 17, 2014 |
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Kidd's friend, Bobby the superhacker, has been murdered. When Kidd goes to Bobby's house to investigate, he finds his battered body, but not his jazzed-up laptop. Now Kidd is doubly disturbed. The murderer is still at large and now has enough secret information to hang a whole lot of people, including Kidd himself. Dodging both the law and other computerheads who want Bobby's information, kidd has to move fast if he is going to survive.

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