Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Blue Nowhere 9.0

I really enjoyed reading this cyber thriller on my holidays in California at the end of last year. A super hacker has become a serial killer and only another criminal hacker can catch him.

What I really enjoyed was the plausibility of the hacking and computer bits. They use a linux terminal! They use ssh! The author has done some research! Rejoice! Compare this to Neuromancer and Dan Browns Digital Fortress (which is a good thriller but not very plausible).

The exposition could clog the flow of the book to death but the author and the editor have done a sound job here. A detective thriller as much as a computer hacking story. Not really science fiction so I won't put it in the league table but it deserves a solid 9/10. A great holiday read. Bravo!

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