Moving Target is the latest in the Ali Reynolds series. I've read the Joanna Brady series for years, but have only read a few of Jance's Ali Reynolds series.
Lance Tucker, a high school student with great hacking and programming skills, got in trouble when he hacked his school's computer system in protest of a new policy. The repercussions are much more serious than they might have been because someone is aware of his new program GHOST that allows access to the dark web without detection.
Confined to a juvenile facility, Lance is attacked and severely burned while decorating a Christmas tree. Suspecting that the incident is not an accident, B. Simpson (Ali's fiance' and head of a cyber security firm) wants to protect Lance and find out who is behind what he considers attempted murder.
A side story involving Ali's aging butler has her busy in England, but as soon as she has that wrapped up, she joins B. in his attempt to protect Lance and his family.
Mystery. Feb. 18, 2014. Print version: 352 pages.