Title: The Quantum Chase
Genre: YA thriller
Cappie James, a nineteen-year-old American studying in London, has committed to babysitting – for one month – ten-year-old, adventure-crazy, possible spawn of Hell Nic Halliwell. At constant loggerheads with her charge, Cappie can hardly wait for her purgatory to end. Then Nic unwittingly comes into possession of plans for a revolutionary computer – a quantum computer – that can crack any security code. Any code. Three mysterious men, working in cahoots with London’s Metropolitan Police, try to kidnap Nic, and the girls are forced to flee. Chased across the English countryside, they search for answers and safety, but what they find are more questions and escalating danger. To save Nic as well as herself, and to uncover the truth of the conspiracies surrounding them, Cappie must find inner resources that will help her prevail over chaos and betrayal and -- most importantly –- allow her to embrace the most unlikely of friendships.
Cappie James, worn leather satchel slung over one shoulder, stepped onto the Euston Square Underground station escalator and pondered the possible legal penalties for confining a ten-year-old to her bed . . . preferably wrapped in chains and gagged.