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"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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Frank Adversego is a cyber-security expert, this time working madly to protect our massive data storage centers (apparently the largest buildings have over 25 acres of floor space) from annihilation by terrorists. The problem? “The more servers, software, and data you put in a single building, and the more buildings you put near each other, the bigger the target you create. The more everything moves to cloud computing, the more vulnerable we get, especially since the servers that support the Internet and the electrical grid are all hosted in data centers, too.”
The Doodlebug War is a page-turner and, at $0.99, a cheap way to be scared of something other than the outcome of Tuesday’s election.
Andrew has a knack for hitting close to home with predictions. He almost called the last Presidential election in his last book. I just hope that he is way off the mark with this one.
The story is captivating and scary. Unfortunately I think that there is way too much truth in here.
Andrew does a great job of telling the story and keeping it from becoming too "way out there". He also does a good job of making the main character, Frank, more real and someone that you may like to have coffee with.
As in the previous books, Frank has to find out what the enemies are trying to do and how they try to do it. This time, Frank has to work inside, and against, the US intelligence bureaucracy. Going with the times, Frank now has to rely on (big) data collection and processing and internet snooping. As usual, the author has made sure that all the tech is real and the attacks and counter attacks are not only real world possibilities, they are all to feasible. The second book about the US presidential elections became eerily real in the 2016 election cycle where I had (and still have) the feeling that life was imitating art. I really hope this third book does not get imitated in real life.
I was impressed with Updegrove's first cautionary cybertale The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 1) but not so much with his tiresomely structured second, The Lafayette Campaign: a Tale of Deception and Elections (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 2), which seemed to have been rushed to print before the election to keep its troubling message timely. This third entry is far superior to both his previous efforts; it is both better plotted and paced for tension, although the stakes are so high that the conclusion is perhaps too predictable to rank as thriller.
Nonetheless, there's plenty of edge of the seat stress to keep you glued to the story of both the unfolding international terrorism and the cyberindustry subterfuge as well as the governmental compartmentalization, infighting, bureaucracy, and of course politicking.
I just hope the right people are reading this tale who can make sure nothing of this sort is able to occur in reality – or we're all doomed.
It is rare indeed that I'm able to give praise to all the people involved in presenting a book. Cudos to the author, the beta readers, the editor, for the correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. (I've read books in which credit was given to an editor when in fact the editing was horrible.) Great job by all. My only minor pet peeve is the use of "try and" instead of "try to." To try means to attempt. Substitute "attempt" and see how that reads--"try and do it" actually means "attempt and do it." Nevertheless, this minor pet peeve of mine did not detract from my enjoyment of the book and the confirmation that attacks such as described in the book are completely feasible.