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The Quantum Deception by Denver Acey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source; Received electronic copy to review
Book Description: What starts out as a calm night in Salt Lake City turns into chaos when a passenger plane crashes into the mountains. When reformed cyber hacker Tanner Stone links the accident to an ingenious Chinese computer virus, it’s up to him to prevent it from destroying the financial data of everyone in America! Thrilling, explosive, and packed with twists, this book changes everything you know about Internet security.
My thoughts: Tanner's services are called upon when his co-worker is killed in a plane accident. Tanner was scheduled to be on the flight, but cancelled at the last moment. It turns out to be a terrorist attack and Tanner was the target.
This book is action packed from page one. It kept me turning pages to see what could possibly happen next. Missiles, kidnapping, computer viruses, terrorism, a nations financial status at stake... I'm not forgetting that Tanner is a reformed computer hacker who is able to crack many a computer and virus.
This is a clean suspense book that may make you paranoid about the state of internet security. Definitely a book to pick up when you want a book with action.
This book is a sequel to The Quantum Breach, another book that I enjoyed. To get some back story, you may want to read the first one before this. I think that it can be enjoyed even if you haven't read the first.
About the Author: Few people understand the terrifying, yet realistic threat of computer hacking like Denver Acey. Denver has spent his entire professional career in the information technology industry where he has witnessed and even thwarted actual cybercrime. From his top-secret job working for the US government to securing computer networks at Fortune 500 companies, Denver is personally familiar with hackers and their unscrupulous activities.
But over the years, Denver has become increasingly frustrated with Hollywood’s inaccurate portrayal of cybercrime. Hackers are more intelligent and more sophisticated than simple teenagers, who guzzle down Mountain Dew while playing video games. Cybercrime is a billion-dollar business that encompasses organized crime and foreign governments. For these elite hackers, the fruits of success are iconic trademarks, innovative patents, and government secrets.
Because of his unique background, Denver decided to write a book to dispel hacking myths while highlighting the tenacity of cybercriminals. Utilizing actual computer hacking concepts and scenarios that he has experienced firsthand, Denver illustrates — in a simple way for even the non-techie to understand — how vulnerable we all are to cybercrime.
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