1st Case

1st Case

Large Print - 2020
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Grand Central Pub
Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class. Now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain -- until her first case threatens everyone around her.

Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her -- as an intern in FBI's Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of thirty, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability.

With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen," Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her As on campus can prove fatal in the field.

Baker & Taylor
Recruited into the FBI when her unorthodox programming skills get her kicked out of MIT, a computer genius tracks a killer who has been targeting young women through a sophisticated messaging app.

& Taylor

Recruited into the FBI when her unorthodox programming skills get her kicked out of MIT, a computer genius tracks a killer who has been targeted young women through a sophisticated messaging app. (suspense). Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company Large print,, 2020
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316418317
Branch Call Number: LP FIC PAT
Characteristics: 402 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tebbetts, Christopher - Author
Alternative Title: First case


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Nov 25, 2020

On Hold

Nov 18, 2020

Great book. I am always very concerned and skeptical when I pick up a book with Patterson's name on it because the "value/interest" of the book lies in the co-author.
So many of Patterson' ghost writers are not very good and apparently Patterson doesn't care. Is Patterson still alive?! In any case, the story line has a lot of computer/internet savvy and is well worth reading.

Nov 14, 2020

I felt this book was a little like a debut novel in the sense Angela makes a lot of rookie mistakes. I can't believe the FBI would be so careless. The story is good and I liked the character of Angela as a tech genius but the novel progresses with a lot of mistakes. Not a bad read.

Nov 04, 2020

loved the book and the characters I so hope that this book is a start to a new series

Oct 24, 2020

What a great book. Suspense at every corner and you will not want to put this book down.

Sep 17, 2020

One of Patterson’s better books! Loved the dialogues and character development. The plot had me guessing. Very enjoyable read. My work was getting in the way of completing this book. Highly recommended.

Sep 15, 2020

excellent read

Sep 11, 2020

This was really good. I sure hope he makes it into a series!

Aug 07, 2020

I loved the book! I couldn't put it down. I would describe it as a computer geek meets mystery and thriller. I hope Patterson and Tebbetts follow through with a series. I would definitely want to know what happens with Angela at Quantico. If you haven't started reading any Patterson books, I would recommend starting off with this one! :)

Dec 10, 2019

Though I enjoy nonfiction more than fiction, all of James Patterson's books are amazing reads! He reminds me in a way of Stephen King (but more real).
From the site "Goodreads"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Angela Hoot is a young tech genius. But when she's kicked off her Masters degree course at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she's blown her chances of a glittering career.

Angela is wrong. Instead, she's offered a dream internship with the FBI. She jumps at the chance, and is thrown straight into her first case at house in the Boston suburbs where a family of five have been brutally murdered.

As Angela struggles to overcome the painful reality of her new job, a phone is found that could hold the secrets of this mass murder – if Angela is unable to uncover them.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FVRL

To Top