Virtually Undetectable

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From critically acclaimed bestselling crime writer, Libby Fischer Hellmann, comes a gripping techno-thriller, part of a multi-author series tied together by an interlocking cast of characters, all centered around the fantastic new promise of high technology and the endless possibilities for crime that technology offers, in a world where getting away with murder can be not only plausible, but easy…if you just know how.

Trawling through the lawless corners of the dark internet is the last thing respectable bank manager Rachel Foreman expected to be doing. But she’s just been fired after falling for a cyber-scam, resulting in the identity-theft and online targeting of a female Fortune 500 CEO, accused, among other things, of the murder of a disgruntled former employee. Lucky for Rachel, her mother is renowned investigator Ellie Foreman. In an effort to find out who’s targeting the CEO and to salvage what’s left of Rachel’s reputation, both mother and daughter trail shadowy hackers and ruthless cyber-criminals through an increasingly dangerous web of deception.

Virtually Undetectable is part of the eight volume High-Tech Crime Solvers series. It is also the 6th Ellie Foreman mystery and marks a huge transition in the series from Ellie to Rachel, who will assume the role as the main protagonist going forward. But don’t worry, Ellie will always be there to help out and provide encouragement as Rachel learns the ropes. It will be integrated into the series soon.


The constant twists and turns made this one book I could not put down. I commend the author on the level of complexity and detail she put into so few pages. From the characters to the plot, there was not a part of this story I did not love.

Authors on the Air Review Crew

Finished half the book at my first sit down. A change in characters was a surprise. Love it when the action is not predictable. Interesting and scary premise and so appropriate for today.

Holly Wilson, Reader Review

Ellie Foreman’s daughter Rachel takes the lead in this novella and I can’t wait for more adventures! This book is face-paced, topical, and timely…All your favorite characters from previous Ellie books along with some great new characters join forces to save the day.

Angela Baldree, Reader Review

A fast paced thriller with believable characters. The descriptions of people and places are succinct and detailed enough to set the scene perfectly. It is an easy read and has the makings of a great series.

Colin Spencer, Reader Review

This was my favorite of Libby Fischer Hellmann’s books. Grabbed me on the first page and kept me turning them. Suspense, technology and great characters. I highly recommend this book.

Maureen Fink, Reader Review

I was taken right in as I renewed my friendship with a favorite character from another series and met the new. I don’t want to give away the exciting twist, but you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy! Can’t wait for more.

Heidi Keifer, Reader Review

Wow … this is a breathtakingly put together book! So well thought out, so exciting to read, such wonderfully worked out plots. The female characters are all strong persons and highly intelligent. But still with the weakness that a mother has when her child is in danger.
Taking advantage of today’s capabilities, even the Coronavirus and what it does to the world is included in the story. Highly recommended.

Ingrid Vermeulen-Quakernaat, Reader Review