Maybe it's because I truly enjoy using my computers, but I was enthralled with the trickery that Sandford came up with in his intriguing story of hackers, lovers, and nasty bad guys. Though Kidd is portrayed as a free and loose computer whiz, I didn't mind his over-the-top exceptional talents in hacking because I have heard of many like him in the real world. His relationship with his sometimes gal, LuEllen, varies from friend, to cohort, to partner in crime, to lover, with never a dull moment. Kidd and LuEllen seem to enjoy each other as they sneak around buildings day and night trying to get the better of their assumed bad guy. I found it to be 6 hours of very enjoyable listening as I commuted to and from work for several days.
If you think it'll be similar to Sandford's very intense "Prey" series thrillers, it certainly is not. This one is more like the old Remington Steele TV series (oops, am I showing my age!) where you enjoyed the two characters interacting with each other as they solved the crime. The story wasn't always the strength, the likability of the characters was. I thoroughly enjoyed this Kidd mystery. Though it is very different in intensity from the Prey series, it is not inferior, just less intense. You'll enjoy it, too, as long as you know of this difference.