A New York Times best-selling novelist will be making a stop at the Buena Vista Branch Library in Burbank on Sunday to talk about how artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency can be misused if placed in the wrong hands. With her latest book, “Duel to the Death,” J.A.

Jance continues her fictional thriller series featuring the character Ali Reynolds, a former Los Angeles news anchor who started a cybersecurity office. It was released on Tuesday and published by Touchstone Books.

Jance will be at the Buena Vista Branch Library at 2 p.m. to discuss the novel, as well as sign copies of it. The book will be sold at the event by Flintridge Bookstore.

It is the 13th installment in the Ali Reynolds series written by Jance, who this time decided to relegate Reynolds to be a supporting character to develop another character in the series, Ali’s second-in-command Stuart Ramey. “Duel to the Death” starts off where the previous book, “Man Overboard,” left off.

Ramey thought an artificial-intelligence program with great power named Frigg was shut down for good, but the system manages to keep itself barely active and tries to convince Ramey to reactivate it. “Frigg’s way of guaranteeing that Stuart Ramey would have to bring her back was moving some of her creator’s funds into Stuart’s name, and those funds were in cryptocurrency,” Jance said. Read more from latimes.com…

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