User ID: A Novel of Identity Theft

by Jenefer Shute

What if someone stole your identity . . . but you didn't want it anyway?

The New York professor Vera de Sica is tired of her life -- it hasn't turned out the way she hoped but, then again, it is her life. At least it is until a trip to Los Angeles, where she becomes the unwitting victim of a con artist when she returns her rental car.

Enter Charlene Cummins -- cosmetics salesperson, Internet surfer, and girlfriend of said con artist. Armed with a stray credit card receipt left in the rental car's glove compartment, Charlene finds her way into Vera's personal records, opens up new credit cards in Vera's name, and begins stealing not only her life but her sense of self.

Now it’s up to Vera and her hacker boyfriend to find Charlene and take back Vera's identity before it’s too late.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618773398
  • ISBN-10: 0618773398
  • Pages: 258
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 24
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  • About the Book
    What if someone stole your identity . . . but you didn't want it anyway?

    The New York professor Vera de Sica is tired of her life -- it hasn't turned out the way she hoped but, then again, it is her life. At least it is until a trip to Los Angeles, where she becomes the unwitting victim of a con artist when she returns her rental car.

    Enter Charlene Cummins -- cosmetics salesperson, Internet surfer, and girlfriend of said con artist. Armed with a stray credit card receipt left in the rental car's glove compartment, Charlene finds her way into Vera's personal records, opens up new credit cards in Vera's name, and begins stealing not only her life but her sense of self.

    Now it’s up to Vera and her hacker boyfriend to find Charlene and take back Vera's identity before it’s too late.

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    "Taut and delectable." Entertainment Weekly

    "Riveting, edgy . . . an astute psychological thriller." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    "You will leap from your bed at midnight to change your e-mail password and cancel that rarely used Macy's card after tearing through Shute's taut and delectable little thriller." Entertainment Weekly

    "Fascinating . . . It may cure you of shopping online." The New York Times

    "A witty psychological study of two women who have more in common than they realize." USA Today

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