- File Size: 731 KB
- Print Length: 394 pages
- Publisher: Dave Buschi (September 28, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 28, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005Q0X6C8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Three stars are the results, in my opinion, of verbose text--simply too many words repeatedly saying the same thing in too many places. And, a few errors about guns threw up red flags: a double-barreled shotgun does not "pump" and a snub-nosed pistol does not use a "clip."
Overall, however, even for a decidedly non-techie guy, it was a fun read.
Some complained about 'adult' language. I'm not a fan of excessive use of foul language used just to create shock value, and some words are more offensive to me than others. There were times when someone's reaction included words that would not be appropriate for a child's book, but frankly, in the context of the events that were occurring in the story, it seemed a probable response. The 'worst' words were usually spoken at the worst times, and by the most evil characters.
The plot stretches the limits of our imagination, but it is fiction! It is a story! And a good one at that. Sometimes, sentences were short and choppy, because they were mirroring how the character was thinking and reacting to events that he couldn't quite fathom. Recently, millions of credit card accounts were potentially compromised based on the actions of computer hackers. So this story may not be that much of a stretch.
I liked that there was some technical jargon, and it was realistic that some of it was over my head. The scheme that was draining the accounts all over the world was beyond anything I can imagine, like space travel, or haunted houses, or hundreds of other plot devices that entertain us.
Overall, I would recommend this to mature readers, who like a bit of adventure, and seeing the 'nerd' use his talents and intelligence to deal with the unimaginable, almost perfect cyber crime. Yes - it has some eye-rolling moments, but overall, it is an attention grabbing read.
The story started slowly but as it went on it ratcheted up quite a bit. A fun novel when the bad guys nearly all wear black hats.
Nearly but not quite.
Watch a man go through his mid-life crisis in a cyber-crime setting and reclaim some of his lost youth in the process. I have no idea if the descriptions of computer hacking are accurate but the author perhaps works in the field??
Nope, no ambiguity, no depth of character. Still, there's enough excitement to hold my attention. Kudos to the author - the syntax, spelling and word usage could use some editing, but I've learned not to let those glitches* get in the way of enjoying e-books.
* I thought for sure the word "glitch" was computerese but it turns out to have Yiddish origins. Whoda thunk?