The secret brains behind the laced coffee plot, she plays a total ditz, but is a genius. In the "Last Drop", she discovers CURE, steals Smith's briefcase, and taps into his computers.
Fine, but the author has her plan to use this info to get her a low-level government job, by blackmailing the government. If she was this smart, why not just take over the damn government, or appoint herself to the job? She can control CURE. Whomever wrote this book had little imagination.