By Chuck Wendig
An exciting thrill-ride in the course of the underbelly of cyber espionage within the vein of David Ignatius’s The Director and the tv sequence Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest, which follows 5 iconoclastic hackers who're coerced into serving the U.S. government.
An Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and a web troll are each one provided a decision: visit felony or aid guard the USA, placing their brains and abilities to paintings for the govt for one year.
But being a white-hat doesn’t regularly suggest you're employed for the nice men. The would-be cyberspies observe that backstage lurks a sinister NSA application, a synthetic intelligence code-named Typhon, that has origins and an evolution either risky and anxious. And if it’s no longer introduced down, will quickly be uncontrollable.
Can the hackers break out their federal watchers and confront Typhon and its mysterious writer? And what does the govt really need them to do? in the event that they choose to flip the tables, will their very own secrets and techniques be exposed—and their lives erased like strains of undesirable code?
Combining the scientific-based, propulsive narrative type of Michael Crichton with the eerie surroundings and conspiracy topics of The X-Files and the resourceful, speculative fringe of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Zer0es explores our deep-seated fears approximately govt surveillance and hacking in a creative fast moving novel bound to earn Chuck Wendig the frequent acclaim he merits.