- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (January 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1457509288
- ISBN-13: 978-1457509285
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,352,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology Paperback – January 30, 2012
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"THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us. That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT an important as well as riveting read." - Dan Geer, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, In-Q-Tel --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Andrew Updegrove, an attorney, has been representing technology companies for more than thirty years and works with many of the organizations seeking to thwart cyber-attacks before they occur. A graduate of Yale University and the Cornell University Law School, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Frank's life takes a turn when The Library of Congress is hacked and a few files deleted. The culprit leaves a signature behind, reading “The Alexandria Project.” Naturally, everyone is concerned, particularly as more and more books are being stored at the Library in digital, but not print, format. The CIA joins the search for the culprit.
The Alexandria Project cyber terrorists soon begin infiltrating other key systems including oil, food and gasoline supplies. Frank is not surprised and points out that the best way to destroy America would be via a cyber attack. The CIA pretends to think he is the culprit, but they secretly just want him to use his talents to find the real culprits and clear his name.
The actual culprit and their agenda were surprising and more than a little scary. (I wonder if the US is as vulnerable to cyber warfare as these books state?) Fortunately, Frank successfully figures out what is going on and averts nuclear disaster in the nick of time.
I liked the plot but wasn't crazy about the writing. I have already read the second and third book in the series and am pleased to report that the author's writing improves with each book.
The hero, Frank Adversego, is a likable and well developed character. His interactions with other characters are convincing and contribute to the overall story. Although this is labeled as Book 1, it is a stand alone story. However, I enjoyed it enough to want to read more in this series.