WINNER – 2023 CIBA Awards – 1ST PLACE (Shorts and Novellas) WINNER – Silver – Literary Titan Awards “A well paced thriller, that keeps the reader engaged throughout.” – R.D., Amazon For fun, a smart kid did a dumb thing: He hacked NASA. The government demands life imprisonment. Tanto and his group of clandestine hackers fight for the kid’s freedom. How far will Tanto risk his (and his team’s) freedom to protect a kid who made a mistake? Bravery always has a cost… “Will keep you on the edge of your chair.” – N., GoodReads “It’s like Ready Player One as a crime thriller set in the universe of Clerks.” – M.I.C., Amazon “This was a great story…There’s more than one twist towards the end that were totally unexpected and set the characters up for future adventures. I look forward to the author’s next book coming in September!” – Emily F., GoodReads “It is a well-paced thriller, that keeps the reader engaged throughout. The characters are well thought out and interesting…the plot combines tension and suspense with a bit of humor. The disclaimer warns against several dark topics, but I did not experience any of them when reading the book – just enjoyed it.” – RD, Amazon “Really enjoyable read totally recommend.” – Julie C., NetGalley “W. A. Pepper has a great writing style and worked as a thriller novel. I hope there is more with Tanto as I enjoyed these two books.” – Kathryn M., NetGalley “…A top recommendation for libraries seeking exceptional thriller writings that operate on the cutting edge of urban reality…The story evolves a sharp social, political, and crime inspections that have the ability to draw all kinds of readers into Tanto’s choices and dilemmas… Pepper keeps the action fast-paced, high-tech, and thoroughly unpredictable.” – D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review “This suspenseful book was riveting. It really drew me in. It hooks you from the beginning and has you on the edge of your seat till the end… The fast-paced action and great characters made this a great read.” – Karen Almeida, Literary Titan Awards This is a prequel to the award-winning thriller You Will Know Vengeance: A Tanto Thriller.