Netwars – The Code by M. Sean Coleman
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Netwars: The Code. A high-tech serial thriller from the dark side of the net. Episode 1.
Welcome to the Deep Web. Those parts of the internet no search engine explores. The place where you can buy anything. Drugs, children, weapons.
Anyone can do it. And get away free.
Anthony Prince, head of PrinceSec, a firm which provides high-tech security for the government and major corporations, dies in a plane crash when crossing the English Channel. Responsible for Prince’s death is a hacker named Strider. His real name is Scott Mitchell and in his day job at the National Cyber Crime Unit he uses legitimate means to get the bad guys. As Strider, his means are less legal. On the same night, PrinceSec is the target of a cyber-attack. When the NCCU is called to assess the damage, a link is found between Prince and a criminal hacker group called Black Flag. The race is on for Mitchell to protect his identity as Strider and to stop Black Flag before it’s too late.
I gave this book five stars out of five
I really enjoyed this book. I like everything about it, with only one exception, which was that this was only episode one, and I will have to wait for the remaining episodes to find out what happens next.
This book contained so many things that I found fascinating, cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism, hi-tech gadgetry, black and white hat hackers, secret identities, murder, mystery and mayhem, and so much more.
I thought that the story was interesting and the author created suspense and ambiguity with ease. The characters were attention grabbing and exciting, especially the enigmatic Strider. I love the secrecy of the dual identity, and the idea of secret groups and societies.
The author has provided us with a creative and inventive plot that will delight fans of the thriller. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes clever, suspense laden plots full of thrills and mystery.
This review is based on a complimentary copy provided by Netgalley and the publisher.