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Die By Wire [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Perdue
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Die By Wire: Truth or Fiction? Yes.

When guardian sniper Mira Longbow arrives in Amsterdam to take out the head of a global child-smuggling ring, she quickly stumbles across a diabolically creative, high-tech jihad that will bring the West to its knees.

Problem is, she also crosses paths with Jackson Day, an unwanted visitor, and would-be lover from her turbulent past in Iraq. Day is a deadly effective loner assigned to the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Command whose motto (and his) is "Never Fight Fair."

So, when Day shows up to enlist her gift for languages to decipher a tangle of voices recorded of a high-level terror meeting at a remote Iranian safe house, she wants nothing to do with him or his uneeded distractions from her mission.

But, after the heat of their first encounter, they put aside their simmering differences when it's clear that Khan Nasiri -- the same wealthy shipping tycoon behind the child bride smuggling operation -- is a terror mastermind who has discovered that every modern fly-by-wire passenger aircraft is a disaster waiting to fall out of the sky.

And Nasiri intends to demonstrate to the world just how easily fly-by-wire can become die-by-wire. Cyber-jihad everywhere, anywhere. Death on demand.
The countdown begins.

And they are the only two people on the planet who can stop it in time.
Die By Wire -- inspired by the real-life story of women snipers who protect innocents in war-torn regions -- brings together a heart-thumping, clock-racing thriller that also tells the shocking true story of the global exploitation of young girls whose plight has been excused by worldwide law enforcement as an acceptable cultural practice.


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About the Author

 
 
About New York Times Best-Selling Author Lewis Perdue
 
New York Times best-selling author Lewis Perdue's twenty published books have sold more than 4 million copies and have been translated into every major language in the world along with more than a dozen other tongues.
 
Of his twenty published books, fifteen are thrillers and the remaining five cover wine, technology, and how porn has driven the technology and business model of the World Wide Web.
Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University.

He has served on the faculties at UCLA and Cornell University, founded four companies including two technology firms, a wine company and a magazine, and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor.
 
He has also run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington (D.C) correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com.
 
Writing books is his first love, but in his spare time Lew goes backpacking, mountain biking and is editor and publisher of the digital wine trade publication Wine Industry Insight (wineindustryinsight.com).


Visit Lew at his author site: lewisperdue.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Sudden Pacific (December 3, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HWGOOG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thriller February 14, 2012
By RML
Format:Paperback
Die By Wire is a fast paced and exciting thriller. Mostly set in Amsterdam, I can (as someone who lived there many years) attest to the accuracy of Mr Perdue's portrayal. Of the climate, atmosphere, street scenes, even the Dutch political scene. It all seems very real. Contemporary and scarily plausible, I recommend this book for any and all who enjoy the genre.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Excellent and Shocking February 19, 2012
Format:Paperback
Die By Wire is a top drawer novel of suspense with many interwoven elements from the risks the public is unaware of in aviation to child brides and the gradual introduction of Sharia law in other countries (and soon here?). An engrossing thriller that really IS thrilling. I was turning the pages to find out what would happen next to Longbow the heroine and I loved the conflicts in the relationships, the deeper emotions than one typically sees in suspense novels. Defintely worth buying!! Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whooooosh.....KA-BOOM! February 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
That's the sound of me responding to Lew Perdue's latest fast-paced, explosive Bestseller, Die By Wire. What a great read....if you like Bourne novels or better, the Matt Damon driven movies, you will be very happy to get a copy of this timely, techno-traveloque-social injustice thriller. Having spent weeks in Amsterdam and its suburbs, I was fascinated by Perdue's uncanny use of time, places and local color. Although, I wish he had included a series of maps. I ended up using a street map of Amsterdam to look up the various locations cited to add another dimension of realism to the story. Did I mention that Mr. Perdue knows weapons and weapon systems? What makes all of his novels seem so spot on contemporary is his excellent use of the lingo and semantics of modern military weaponry and how they are used. His intense research into aircraft avionics and sympathetic coverage and presentation of modern day versus "old ways" Sharia Law would bring both Captain Chesley Sullenberger and Angelina Jolie to tears. In fact Angelina Jolie would be a great Mira Longbow! Indeed, I also know who would be perfect for the "Colonel" depicted on page 133 as well! Needless to say Mr. Perdue is at the top of his form with this top to bottom, wire to wire winner.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great thriller February 14, 2012
By TonyM
Format:Paperback
This one really sucked me in and was very hard to put down. Its a little disturbing to know how much non-fiction is in there. Don't think I'll be getting on a plane anytime soon.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cracker! January 10, 2012
By MCS
Format:Kindle Edition
I read it in a day! As always, Perdue has written another page turner to say the least. A cool premise as well. Where does he get these ideas?? I loved cruising through Amsterdam as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic December 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A top rated female sniper mixed with an alpha male military warrior makes for exciting
Action
The bad guys are on top of their game. The outcome is any ones guess.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Action? December 22, 2012
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I loved it. It was fast moving, scary subject. kept me engrosed throughout. I think that it would make a great movie someday.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced Thriller March 11, 2012
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Lewis Perdue is an excellent writer and researcher. The first writing of his I was introduced to was Daughter of God in 2001 (mind blowing). 5 years later while reading Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, one could clearly see how Brown "borrowed" a lot from Perdue.

Die by Wire is the stuff Hollywood loves. His knowledge of weaponry, espionage, and certain arms of government is astonishing. He does not waste words. Give us more of Day and Longbow!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
The author did a good job keeping me coming back, chapter after chapter....enough so that I recently purchased another one in the series.
Published 14 months ago by S. Olson
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting to the very end
Non stop action and suspense. Couldn't stop reading. Very thought provoking. Highly recommend. Great characters with real insights and concerns.
Published 17 months ago by J. lavine
4.0 out of 5 stars Exhausting
A fast paced engaging book. Super heroes (male and female)goodies west and right wing, baddies east and anyone left of centre or vaguely pacifist. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Blue
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so nice
Read the first "wire" book and loved it - just into this one it just felt all too familiar - had to bail out myself
Published 22 months ago by David Crumpton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Die By Wire is a fast paced action novel similar to The Die Hard movie series. Don't start it late at night as you won't want to sleep until the action slows down, and it doesn't... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
has some spots where it is a little disconnected but mostly a good read Good action probably not a good book for women
Published 22 months ago by gary a. pearson
3.0 out of 5 stars Die by Wire
The story line is good but although at first I enjoyed the great details about Amsterdam, I feel that as the story progresses the geographical details as well as Dutch names will... Read more
Published 22 months ago by jbsilverspring
4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book
Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Kept me intrigued through
out the whole book. Couldn't wait to find out if the good guys overcame or not.
Published 23 months ago by Patricia Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars Die By Wire
Interesting idea with lots of twists and turns, the story has the standard Muslim terrorist with a bigger than life plan. Read more
Published on September 8, 2012 by Martin Hopkins
4.0 out of 5 stars action novel
A good action novel. Only a bit more interesting because the hero is an ex military woman. An expert sniper and with a strong will, Mira's adventures in an European channel city... Read more
Published on July 29, 2012 by Roberto Lara
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More About the Author

New York Times best-selling author Lewis Perdue was born (1949) in the Mississippi Delta and is the author of 21 published books which have sold more than 4 million copies. He worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer to put himself through college where he studied math, physics and biology. Perdue writes fact-based "investigative thrillers" whose plots are usually wrapped around science, little-known historical events or both.

His most recent novel is Die By Wire. He is currently working on a thriller which addresses Islam with the same intensive ,factual research and scrutiny as he did for Christianity in his bestseller, Daughter of God (which, without permission, formed the core of The Da Vinci Code).

Lew's previous thriller, Perfect Killer, is partly autobiographical and has received critical acclaim for its portrayal of life in Mississippi and The Delta as told from the standpoint of a member of an aristocratic, plantation owning family. He was kicked out of Ole Miss in 1967 for leading a civil rights march (some called it a riot).

A complete list of his books can be found here on Amazon and at LewisPerdue.com.

Lew has taught journalism at UCLA and Cornell, founded four companies including a wine company a magazine and two technology firms and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a governor. Along his ADHD-and adrenaline-fueled life, he's run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com. Somehow he managed to get his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell.

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