Curse the Day

The second of the Michael North crime thrillers by the author of Wife in the North, Judith O’Reilly, sees the ex-assassin turned spy-for-hire pairing up with a teenage hacker and a prize-winning ethicist to investigate the brutal murder of tech genius Tobias Hawke, The only witness? Hawke’s flagship project, a machine-learning AI device named Syd that it appeared was destined to change the fate of humanity. But Syd has gone into shut down mode and North and his chums must find some way to discover what information on the death of her creator those neural networks are hiding.