Down to the Wire

Down to the Wire Book of The Specialists GiGi is back this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie aka Wirenut for their next mission Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest level s

  • Title: Down to the Wire
  • Author: Shannon Greenland
  • ISBN: 9780142409176
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book 2 of The Specialists GiGi is back, this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie, aka Wirenut, for their next mission Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest level security systems that stump even the experts Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists So when wealthy entrepreneur Octavias Zorba hires the Specialists toBook 2 of The Specialists GiGi is back, this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie, aka Wirenut, for their next mission Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest level security systems that stump even the experts Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists So when wealthy entrepreneur Octavias Zorba hires the Specialists to recover a stolen neurotoxin, the head of the Specialists is sure that Wirenut is perfect for the job But there s a catch The computer coded hints that will lead to the neurotoxin are hidden in a few precious artifacts And when these hints are found, there is limited time to get them decoded or they will disappear forever But as GiGi and Wirenut begin their mission, they suddenly find themselves on a fast paced hunt for the criminal, with time quickly running out.

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    1. Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadTooFrancisco Badaduchi, or Frankie, can do anything easily with technology. Creating false accounts, altering IP addresses, and hacking into what are supposed to be the securest systems in the world. There is nothing that Frankie can't do. Frankie soon takes on a real challenge. Apparently, the security system at the New Mexico Museum of History is impossible to get past. Fortunately for Frankie, he is able to enter the museum with ea [...]

    2. My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I really loved Model Spy the first in the series. My review of that one is here. In fact, I really enjoyed it so I couldn't wait to read the sequel. The sequel did not disappoint.I feel like the summary gives an adequate enough synopsis of what happens, so I'll just jump into my feelings about the book. I loved getting to know the character Wirenut better. Wirenut had me rooting for his successes, bemoaning his failures, and my heart [...]

    3. Obviously, I loved this series so much that right after finishing the first one -- I dove right into the second! Well -- I do read quite quickly and it helps that they aren't that long. This installment of the series is just as light and interesting as the first book had been. I can see a pattern forming with the rotation of each member on the team being included into every book. I was a bit scared at first because I have the tendency to be reluctant to like series' which every book focuses on a [...]

    4. This is more like 1.5 star, actually.I love teen spy school stuff. Big fan of Gallagher Girls, The Squad etc, so I have high hope for this. Sadly, it fells way way short.The serie is about a group of teens who were recruited into the Specialits squad, doing spy and hired gun stunts. All of them are gifted in certain way and seemed to be orphan to some degrees.The story was told by Gigi, a gorgeous girl whose talent is cracking computer code. The plot of this installation is that Wirenut, residen [...]

    5. I loved getting to see more of GiGi's story, but also getting to know Wirenut a lot more than we got to see in book one! I loved the character development and the slow reveals from start to finish. There's a hint of mystery as you try to figure out what's going to happen and what had already happened. With a few darker moments it still has all the same aspects as book one making love the characters more and more as you learn more about them <3

    6. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first in the series but it’s still worth reading. It was a little hard to follow in some places but other than that it was a nice, quick read

    7. I decided that since I started Model Spy (because I couldn’t bring Wuthering Heights with me to work last Friday) that now I’m taking a break to finish this series. Wirenut sounds like such an interesting character because of his speciality of electronics. I love TL because it is annoying about the whole “he tells you things when you’re ready” is basically just a way to get the plot moving.5/5 for nostalgic reasons

    8. Down to the Wire is starting to get personal. It brings in Frankie (Wirenut), who is a thief like Parker from Leverage. He has a much darker past than GiGi. Unlike GiGi, he actually seen someone die. GiGi nearly witnessed her parents die, but her father saved her by putting on the oxygen mask first before his (I mean on the plane; her parents died in a plane crash on route to Canada).It is wonderful to finally see interactions between GiGi and her team. In the first book, there wasn't that many [...]

    9. I feel that the summary describes this book well, and so I'm not going repeat it by writing the same thing in this review. I give this book a 5/5 Great book! I can almost say I liked it better than the first book in this series. ALMOST. I love everything about Wirenut! His witty remarks and fun personality made the whole "dangerous mission to save the world" situation a lot more fun, which is one of the things I like about this book. I also like wirenut's talent of being able to break into any [...]

    10. 2.5 stars. Quite a disappointing followup to the first book in The Specialists series. The stakes in here are supposedly higher, but they turned out to be incredibly farfetched and unbelievable. A deadly neurotoxin is stolen and a billionaire hires the Specialists to find it and, what do you know, the location of the neurotoxin is hidden if they just find and decipher three clues! Really??? Weak. The bad guys apparently wanted them to find the location of the toxin; if they didn't work quickly t [...]

    11. I know I'm probably a bit old to be reading this, but exams are starting tomorrow and since I don't know of many female characters who write code I find this series comforting somehow. Like a bowl of soup when you're sick. By the way why aren't there more female hacker characters? Or mathematicians? Or scientists? Probably because most writers are from the more theoretical fields, but still.Nevermind, I enjoyed this book. It's mindless fun and it's a perfectly good way to lose a couple of hours [...]

    12. This was the first book that I've read in the Specialists series about several young adults with many unique talents who have been recruited to join a team to go out on missions. Even though this book was told from the point of view of GiGi who was a computer analyst, this was not her story. The story was about Frankie or Wirenut. He was an expert thief and master of technical gadgets that aid in burglaries. He had become known as the Ghost because of his ability to get in and out of places no o [...]

    13. Shannon Greenland has done it again. "Down to the Wire" has everything a reader could want, action, adventure, mystery, and even romance. Greenland's deft ability to draw the reader into the story right away and keep them intrigued is natural, nearly flawless. She weaves an intricate web of deception, betrayal, and emotion while keeping you teetering on the brink. This adventure featuring the GiGi and Wirenut is even better than the first. When we meet Wirenut and discover his abilities, it isn' [...]

    14. ehhis book was alright. I feel though that it could have been more serious. It is about teen geniuses who are prodigies at their subjects; whether it is computers, the elements, or wiring. In this case, it is wiring with Wirenut aka Franky as the main character. After being caught in breakikng open the world's unbreakable safe, he soon gets recruited by a group known as the Specialists. During training, Wirenut is called early on a mission to break into the unbreakable safes and retrieve hidden [...]

    15. Not very impressive thriller about a group of teens with exceptional skills, recruited by a quasi-governmental agency to undertake perilous assignments. This is not an original idea, but can be entertaining if well executed - as, e.g the first book in *The Squad* series was, with distinctive characters and a healthy dose of humor. In this book, although Frankie is supposed to approach the world from a humorous perspective, there is little true humor, and the characters are relatively faceless. T [...]

    16. I thought the first book was good enough for me to find out what was happening with Gigi and the gang in book 2. I was a bit disappointed. Gigi continues to be more focused on David than the mission. I like a good romance in my stories, but it seems to be more of the focus than the mission itself. It was interesting to get to know Frankie. The "surprise" near the middle wasn't very surprising but that's OK. I also don't think the plots are as seamless as they could be. I still see these books as [...]

    17. 2.5I thought this one was just okay. I think part of my problem was that I had to listen to the audio version, I think I would have enjoyed it a LOT more if I could have just read it. There were quite a few times I caught myself rolling my eyes, some of the technical jargon was just a bit too much, and while the characters are supposed to be uber smart they came across pretty immature. I still liked GiGi and David, I think I would have enjoyed the book more if they had been together more. It was [...]

    18. I really like how this series is such an easy read,one of those books that only take you a couple hours to a day at the most.So this book i didnt like as much as the first book, though i did enjoy it,I enjoyed learning more about Wirenut and i didn't really like Katarina though i did think she was nice i kind of started to guess at her being the Ghost copycat.I liked this in love nervous GiGi though i wish i could have heard a bit more from her.I would recommend this to all who loved the first a [...]

    19. Still fluffy and fun, but with a larger injection of action (in a good way) than the first volume. this series reminds me of a girly, less dark version of the Alex Rider series. The other main character who appears in this book is more angsty, so there is a more "depth" to the volume than the first, if one could call it that. The author still has the tendency to mention the main character's boyfriends great cologne smell every two seconds, but maybe this shouldn't bug me because it's supposedly [...]

    20. This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger.The Specialists is a younger YA series. They’re quick, fun reads about a group of teenagers with special abilities who have been recruited to work for a government program. I borrowed the first from a friend in May, and then borrowed the next three from the library. I think a younger audience would enjoy these books a lot.

    21. Really awesome book!!! Great characters and love how every book focus' on a different person at the start but still stays in GiGi's perspective. David and GiGi's relationship is kinda weird but really cute as well as Katarina and Frankie's. Erin being the traitor was an amazing and unexpected twist that made the book that much better. Very entertaining and capturing.

    22. I just love these books. They are so creative and pretty clean. I started it yesterday and couldn't put it down. If you love mystery/spy books you'll love this one. And of course it has a little romance in it.Moral Note: It has a few swear words in there. (Like a$$ a couple times, and the "B" word)

    23. It would appear that it each novel of this series we learn more about one of GiGi's team mates. In this novel we learn about the background of Wirenut as it is disclosed through the story. Again we have a conventional espionage tale told with pace, humor and enough twists to keep it interesting.As a pleasant surprise, I liked this second novel in the series better than the first.

    24. I really liked this book. Down to the Wire was a quick and light read. It's a nice book to read in between two big books to unwind from the last one a gear up for the next. These books are a little cheesy and predictable but still sweet.

    25. I know this kind of series will be short, when I mean short, I mean the cases will be sounded easy - 3 encrypted messages and all. Sorry to say I kinda know that David and GiGi might end up as incest couple. So that's why I give 2 stars instead of 3.

    26. Not my favourite out of the specialtis books but it is still very intriguing, If you have not read the specialists it is a MUST read, Model Spy is the first and was my favourite only then could you understand fully of down to the wire.

    27. I loved this book! Has loads of action and shows that anyone can be family doesn't need to be just blood. It shows how you can tackle your fears through support. Definitely worth the read ☺️

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