No Test for the Wicked: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, Book Five

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A geek’s worst nightmare: going back to high school

Returning to high school is not something I ever wanted to do over—it was awful the first time around. So why do I have to go back as part of a new undercover assignment? Because the universe loves playing jokes on me, obviously.

I’ve been ordered to go all 21 Jump Street and track down the students who are breaking into the computer system, changing grades, and causing all kinds of havoc. Although I’m not thrilled about my new gig, at least it gives me something to do other than worry over the fact that I now have a boyfriend. And no freaking idea what to get him for Christmas.

Or it did give me something else to worry about, until I stumbled across a more sinister threat. I was shocked to find distinct traces of a group of international hackers inside the network. What exactly have I gotten myself into?

This book is approximately 81,000 words

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis

Other Books in the Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series:

No One Lives Twice (Book 1)

No One To Trust (Book 2)

No Money Down (Book 2.5) — Novella

No Place Like Rome (Book 3)

No Biz Like Showbiz (Book 4)

No Test for the Wicked (Book 5)

No Woman Left Behind (Book 6)

No Room for Error (Book 7)

No Strings Attached (Book 8)

No Living Soul (Book 9)

No Regrets (Book 10)

And Coming Soon:

No Stone Unturned (Book 11)

No Title Yet (Book 12 — LOL!)
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About the author

Julie Moffett writes in the genres of mystery and historical romance. She has won numerous awards, including the Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem Award for best YA/NA Mystery, the HOLT Medallion for Best Novel with Romantic Elements, a HOLT Merit Award for Best Novel by a Virigina Author (twice!), the EPIC Award for Best Action/Adventure novel, and several other awards. Follow her on Facebook at Julie Moffett Author or at www.juliemoffett.com.

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Publisher
Carina Press
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Published on
Dec 1, 2014
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Pages
262
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ISBN
9781426899164
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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