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3.68  ·  Rating details ·  262 ratings  ·  235 reviews
Special Agent Alexandra Cassidy has made a career of disobeying orders, challenging
bigwigs, and asking uncomfortable questions.

What offends her superiors most is that her intolerable antics have earned her one of the best track records in the FBI.

It’s too bad, some cases are better left unsolved.

When Cassidy is transferred to the backwaters of Arizona she finds herself le
Kindle Edition, 406 pages
Published March 19th 2021 by Dawn Hill Publications LTD
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Vishnu Chevli
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, ebooks
Check out my video why I feel this book should be adapted in TV/Web Series.

After romance, the second most loved genre would be a detective/crime thriller. In the last 6-7 weeks of lockdown, I have devoured a couple of such books. I was out of said genre book when a friend from the publishing industry sent me the blurb of "the Tech by Mark Ravine". I instantly got a liking for the book. I accepted the book in exchange for an honest review. I am glad that I accepted it,
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First and foremost, a large thank you to Mark Ravine and Dawn Hill Publications for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

While author-peddled novels can be hit and miss for me, this debut thriller by Mark Ravine has all the ingredients for a stunning novel. Full of intrigue, mystery, and well-developed characters, this is one book that readers should give a second look, particularly those looking for a strong police procedural. Alexandra C
Kylie H
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Whenever you read a book, I think it is fair to say that as the reader you know your place. You may be an observer, or planted in the mind of the main character, or even something of a detective taking the clues that you are gifted and trying to figure out 'who did it'. In this book I felt awkward, I was not sure what my perspective was meant to be and which viewpoint I was being given.
The book was very long, and from about half way through I began to skim read. There is a LOT of unnecessary det
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
3.5 FBI Stars

This one made me feel like I had an insider’s view of the FBI. We have Alexandra, a fairly senior agent, transferred to a new field office and charged with creating a new team out of some misfit agents. They are quickly drawn into a bank robbery case which they quickly solve in 24 hours. That one is followed up by a missing person’s case. Again, they are able to solve that case quite quickly. The team is given case after case and soon a pattern emerges, could they all be connected a
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Many thanks to Dawn Hill publications for a copy of this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

It’s been quite a while since I have picked up a good FBI thriller. Yes, this definitely has romance in small doses so in a way, The Tech by Mark Ravine can be classified as a romantic suspense but really, this book is packed with wham boom action and it was super exciting to read.

SSA Alexandra Cassidy is being moved into a new office, new team and new place. Her team looks like a band of misfi
Thank you Dawn Hill Publications for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

I don't like writing negative reviews, so I'm going to keep this brief! The Tech follows FBI agent Alexandra Cassidy as she's assigned to lead a ragtag group of agents. The book is a series of interconnected cases, each building on the last, until Alexandra realizes that they all trace back to one shady organization: a cabal that she will have to take down.

My main issue with this book was that I didn't mesh
Linda Strong
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020

Special Agent Alexandra Cassidy is one of the FBI's best agent. She's smart, diligent, and she knows how to lead.

Headed to the rural area of Arizona, while on the plane, she reads the files of what's to be her new team. Sadly, those files reveal that there are a bunch of cases ... unsolved ... and the team has a whole slew of black marks.. which is why they've probably been dispatched to the backwaters of Arizona.

Upon landing, she finds the offices deserted ... all but Mike, a man of many talent
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5. Publisher asked me to read and write a review.

The story has a good foundation, an all knowing technology expert embedded with an FBI unit. The book follows the unit as they unravel one investigation after another with astonishing success, thanks in large part to the tech. The book is readable, but the story is drawn out way too long.

Obviously the author is not completely familiar with American English. Tracks would be a sweatsuit, cabin would be an office, cabin bag should be a carry on.
Rich B
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.

Hmm, this was a slightly frustrating read overall.

It has the bones of a good story behind it with a series of linked crimes to be solved by a new FBI team. In the crime and action scenes, it has its moments. However, it really suffers from a number of basic issues in the writing and characterisation. It’s frustrating as stronger editing and constructive feedback to the author could have resolved these
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tech packs an all-the-way captivating and engaging storyline along with three dimensional characters. The plot twists and turns are highly ingenious and unforeseeable with changing loyalties of characters and unpredictable events that would leave the reader on the edge of their seat, only add to the reasons why The Tech is a great read. Intriguing FBI investigations, mysterious cabal, determined protagonists given their moments in the spotlight equally well, and an expansive role of Artifici ...more
Jo Hurst
Aug 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this in return for an honest review. I hate the fact that I am going to be negative. All first time authors deserve credit for their efforts and in this case I feel that it’s the editing that has let this book down, I simply could not finish it. I read the first two chapters and can’t bring myself to read more. Each chapter takes more than an hour to read! It’s ridiculously long. There are plenty of sections where the chapter should and could finish but no they go on and on and on. T ...more
Anne Morgan
Sep 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Special Agent Alexandra Cassidy starts a new job in Arizona as head of a group of agents considered 'misfits' by other offices. They instantly start closing cases in 24 hours or less. Eventually, they start noticing that there are links between each seemingly separate case, and that there may be something much more sinister beneath the surface.

I don't like writing negative reviews. I like supporting new authors, believe in constructive criticism, and I know my tastes are not universal. So I'll s
I’d like to thank Dawn Hill Publications for the opportunity to read this book and provide an honest review.

This book was hard for me to get into. While the gist of the plot was a fun FBI adventure story with plenty of intrigue and action the characters didn’t have the depth for me to be fully invested in what was going on. The criminal activities were interesting and well written. The dialogue felt wooden and I think kept the characters back from growing. There was a lot of potential with the
Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cheers to Dawn Hill Publications for giving me a copy of this book - but do not worry, friends, my review is 100% honest here.

First of all, I genuinely did enjoy this book and I will certainly get into all the things I liked a bit later, but can I just first ask why thriller and crime and detective story writers think that it's impossible to have a good plot and good characters with personalities at the same time? And this doesn't just go for Mark Ravine, it goes for the whole damn genre - so ma
Linda McCutcheon
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of Criminal Minds, Mr. Robot, 24, and The Blacklist then The Tech By first time author Mark Ravine is a must read novel.

Full of action, in depth character development, intense OMG moments of life and death, mystery and intrigue this book will give you palpitations one moment and tender empathetic feelings the next.

The story begins with a well planned bank robbery that goes off without a hitch. Then we meet Supervisory Special Agent Alexandria Cassidy on a plane to head up a rogu
Ruchi Patel
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

In this lockdown, I was looking for some new genre to try. I came across the blurb and this book instantly caught my attention due to different cover. This is a huge book so it took me a while to read it completely. I will try to summarise the blurb briefly. The protagonist of the story is Alexandra Cassidy. She was trained in Quantico and recently shifted into a new FBI office. She is dedicated towards her work and profession. She took charge of Arizona field office. Soon she realised her team
M.  [storme reads a lot]
Alright, wow. This book was so intense, but I loved every moment of it. I have been a fan of shows about the FBI and other special agencies for a long time. I think I got this from my grandma, so I am just an old lady in my taste for shows. I think that is why I love CBS All Access so much. But this book, I have so many thoughts about. All of them are good, but let’s get started on my very long review about this book.

The Tech is a debut thriller, but I thought this was from a seasoned writer bec
Donna Hines
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
First and foremost, I'd be remiss to not thank profusely the director of Dawn Hill Publications Ltd. Mr. Rahull for a e-read copy of this book in exchange for this honest review.
I simply cannot believe this is a debut as I felt immersed in the action, taken away to the high tech gadget world, and swept off the map with these FBI agents in search of the mole from within.
Look, there's a saying I have and that's is if you can keep me entertained with nearly 400 pages of writing than you did your jo
Jul 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Before diving into my review, I’d first like to thank Dawn Hill Publishing for sending me a copy for free in exchange for an honest review.

I quite enjoyed how the cases connected in the end. Sure, there were a couple of spots where it felt like it was being a little too long and started to drag because of it, but overall the story remained engaging and kept my interest once I got past those slow, drawn out spots. The one downside of having multiple cases, however, is how many minor characters th
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Dawn Hill Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Tech follows FBI agent Alexandra Cassidy who is assigned a team of bottom of the barrel agents with sketchy records. When the cases they are working on get solved in record time Alexandra’s suspicions are on high alert until ultimately she is led towards the mysterious cabal behind them.

I don’t like to be overly critical in reviews if it’s not constructive so I’ll keep this brief. This book too long bec
Kristi Drillien
A seemingly ragtag group of FBI agents are thrown onto a new team together, headed by Alexandra Cassidy. On her first day, a bank robbery forces her to hit the ground running. But the team is able to close the robbery case surprisingly quickly. And the next case. And the next. It is soon apparent that there is more to meet the eye, both with these different cases, and with the office's IT guy.

On the surface, The Tech comes across like a police procedural-type story. And pretty early on, the IT g
Dec 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
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Vandana Choudhary
Alexandra, known to be the rebellious FBI agent takes charge of her new team in Arizona - a team who are as bad as her in screwing up the job. As they team up to solve new mysteries, they are thrilled to be solving new puzzles one after the other, each of them even involving help from unknown sources and informers. Only after solving the initial few does Alexandra realize that each of these cases are linked and there is more than that meets the eyes. There is a super powerful authority behind th ...more
Khushi Arora
PLOT // The book starts with the rebellious FBI agent Alexandra Cassidy taking charge of her new team at the Arizona Field Office. As we're acquainted with each of them, we learn that Nancy, Don, John, Val and Gabriella are expendable screw-ups, just like their boss. When they start working together, they solve many cases fairly quickly, to their surprise. They realize that they've had help from unknown sources, which is provided by their suspicious IT head Mike. Analyzing their suspicions, the ...more
Susan Hampson
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
This is quite a gentle introduction to the FBI and thriller stories as the action is pretty light with nothing too disturbing in the storyline. Cassidy has been transferred to work with what appears to be an oddball group of agents in the FBI. Each of them seems to have upset someone in their past posts. She is thrown straight in when a call comes in and the story takes off on the first case for the team. What doesn’t feel right for Cassidy is the swift easy that they solve the case?
When the te
Erik McManus
This was labeled as a suspenseful thriller and it was quite the book. I really enjoyed how much was happening and I felt like you never had a chance to stop as there was little "down" time. The main character was okay, I didn't really like her character as much as I was hoping but I did enjoy Mike as the "tech". I think I related to him more since he was kind of like the IT guy and I do a lot of that at my current workplace.

I do think that it could have been a little bit more thrilling than it w
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am toddling between 3 and 4 stars...
This book had a lot to it. It was complex, well researched, and had a little bit of everything.
I was guessing who could be trusted and who couldn’t the entire book and even by the end, I am not so sure I fully trust some people.
Everything in this book clicked into place so perfectly, an intricate puzzle being solved piece by piece. I enjoyed our main character, Alexandra, she was a badass and I found her to be very real. The team was great, each member had
Tim Mullen
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a free download of this book by the publisher, Dawn Hill Publishing, in return for an honest review.

This is one of the most enjoyable and intriguing FBI novels out there. Starting with a team of apparent rejects, and the mysterious Mike - the Tech of the title - the team quickly bond and crack a number of important cases, including a bank robbery and a child trafficking operation, all the while unwittingly guided by Mike. Eventually realising the cases are connected we are led to the
N.N. Light
Are you a fan of tall and fast roller coasters? If so, then get this book right away! The action starts immediately and then the intrigue and mystery never lets up. This is a book written for someone who wants to go 110 in a 55. There is no coasting in this book. Not even Mike Hammer would be able to figure out this story.

The author builds a story with layer upon layer that just keeps the reader wondering what will happen next or even more so...who knew that would happen. The ending just leaves
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I remember thinking about how good this book will get because it gripped my attention immediately. But then it kind of wavered. I felt like the author was quite detached from his own story and was tentative with the direction he took. The feeling remained to the fifty percent mark in the book when I felt myself sucked in again. It was a mad rush to the end after that. I ended up really liking it and I'm glad I kept reading. I believe this could turn in a good series and I'd love to read the next ...more
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Besides being a technogeek and avid watcher of TV procedurals, Mark loves writing and surfing the net in his hunger and thirst for knowledge and information on an esoteric array of subjects from technology, science fiction, politics and TV/films. Happily married with two sons, Mark’s enjoyed a long and distinguished career in IT. He loves dreaming up complicated plots, playing back each scene over ...more

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