By Jeffery Deaver
The Blue Nowhere will eternally swap how you consider approximately your desktop.
Jeffery Deaver, bestselling writer of The Empty Chair and The Bone Collector, now turns to the labyrinthine international of our on-line world -- an international the place security is elusive, appearances are deceiving, and the main strong can lose their wealth, their minds, their lives with a hacker's contact of a button.
When a sadistic hacker, code-named Phate, units his attractions on Silicon Valley, his sufferers by no means recognize what hit them. He infiltrates their desktops, invades their lives, and -- with chilling precision -- lures them to their deaths. To Phate, every one homicide is sort of a massive, hard desktop hack: each time he succeeds, he needs to problem himself anew -- by means of taking his method to a better point, with greater objectives.
Desperate, the pinnacle of The California kingdom Police computing device Crimes department frees Wyatt Gillette, imprisoned for hacking, to help the research -- opposed to the loud protests of the remainder of the department. With an obsession emblematic of hackers, Gillette fervently makes an attempt to track Phate's insidious trojan horse again to its resource. Then Phate provides a massive blow, murdering one of many division's personal -- a "wizard" who had pioneered the net -- and the quest takes on a zealous depth. Gillette and Detective Frank Bishop, an old-school murder cop who's familiar with forensic sleuthing, first and foremost make an uneasy staff. yet with a cruel and significant killer like Phate of their crosshairs, and his twisted online game attaining a fever pitch, they have to make the most of each ounce in their disparate skills to prevent him.
Hot at the path of the New York Times bestseller The Empty Chair, The Blue Nowhere once more demonstrates that Deaver is "the grasp of ticking-bomb suspense" (People). it's a actually lovely story of suspense within the desktop age.
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I've been in the writing racket for a few decades now and, the horrible truth is, I've never been able to figure out what editors will find mildly interesting story-wise, let alone what will make them flip. I've heard other writers, agents, and even editors say that they know this trend is hot, this other trend is not; that Ideas to Get You Started small-town mysteries, say, are in, hard-boiled are out; that cross-genre books or some such are the next trend, the wave of the future. It's all a bunch of pap.
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