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There are two types of people: those who have been hacked and know it, and those who have been hacked and don’t know it.
Former Naval Intelligence Officer turned secret operative Jake Pendleton finds himself in a pulse-pounding race to stop a cyber-terrorist from releasing a string of the most heinous cyber-crimes the world has ever seen. Crimes that could render the world’s advanced technology useless.
Jake teams with his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, to track down their only lead, a white-hat hacker in Italy known only as The Jew. A man who might hold the key to stop a group of black-hat hackers from causing worldwide chaos—tag named Disruption.
After a search of the hacker’s flat in Rome turns up empty, Jake and Francesca follow the clues—a trail of dead bodies that leads them across Europe. Along the way, Jake discovers a possible link between recent hacks and a Malaysian airliner that mysteriously disappeared.
In the final adrenaline-charged moments before Disruption, Jake and Francesca find themselves in a high-voltage race to stop these cyber terrorists from unleashing destruction against their sworn mortal enemy.
My 5* review:
OMG – what an action packed thriller this proved to be! It is the first book I’ve read by this author and I have to hope it won’t be the last – he had me enthralled right from the start in this real page turner of a thrilling, suspense filled, adventure. There are several intertwining threads woven together to create a tapestry of events where you can’t see the whole picture until the end. It uses some actual events to give real credibility to the story. It starts with the hijacking of a Malaysian airline and moves on to cyber terrorism of a very frightening kind. As Jake Pendleton and his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, attempt to track down the perpetrators and prevent the total breakdown of cyber networks controlling everything from transport to communication and weapons throughout the world, there are other dangers threatening them and others dear to them.
With current news items of hackers breaching security on international domains this seems an even more realistic series of scenarios. It is a modern day saga with James Bond type elements, terrorists from around the globe, competitive secret services, double crossing, danger and murder in this riveting story, with a little romance, too. I can’t wait to read the earlier books in this series and anything further by this author in future.
I requested, and was gifted, a copy of this book, without obligation, via NetGalley.
Chuck Barrett is the bestselling author of the Award-Winning Jake Pendleton series—Breach of Power, The Toymaker, and The Savannah Project, as well as his latest award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series.
In addition to writing thrillers, Barrett speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups. Some of his topics include Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing based on his book—Publishing Unchained: An Off-Beat Guide To Independent Publishing—as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from ‘Idea’ to ‘Finished Manuscript,’ Mysteries & Thrillers: Fact or Fiction, and Adding the “What if” in Storytelling.
Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors. He and his wife, Debi currently reside in Colorado.
You can also find out how Chuck Barret got started writing by reading his guest blog post!
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