When a powerful client summons him for a midnight meeting, lawyer Chris Bruen knows something is very wrong. Zapper, the world’s most popular search engine, has been compromised, and its most valuable asset?search algorithms?stolen. The company suspects that this most recent in a wave of high-tech crimes originated in the China, and that the government itself is behind the systematic theft of US intellectual property.
Chris travels to China to search for evidence that will link the intrusion to the People’s Liberation Army. With remote assistance from Zoey Doucet, the head of his firm’s computer forensics lab and his maybe-girlfriend, Chris uncovers information that takes him even deeper into the shadowy world of cybercrime. Now he is trapped in a foreign land with a hard drive containing information that puts his life in jeopardy. In this secretive world of Big Data, Chris will risk everything to fight an elusive enemy as far-reaching as the Internet itself.
Free copy in exchange for an honest review. I was thrilled to be awarded this on NetGalley, I love a good cyber thriller and this doesn´t disappoint. There is so much action, thrills, twists and turns that you won´t be able to put this down. I particularly enjoyed the part where the main character, Chris is in China, the author does a great job of describing the different aspects covered and on loads of things to do with China. There are explanations of what things mean regarding technical parts of the novel.
I got to enjoy Chris and Zoey in their adventure. This is the second book featuring Chris Bruen, but I didn´t know this when I started reading, there is no problem though as it is a standalone. Tao was also a great character, I love a good baddie.
Love the cover and the title is apt for the book.
Reece Hirsch’s first book, THE INSIDER, was a finalist for the 2011 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. THE ADVERSARY is the first book in a new series of thrillers featuring former DOJ cybercrimes prosecutor Chris Bruen, who hunts down hackers and cybercriminals on behalf of his clients. Both books draw upon Hirsch’s experiences as an attorney—although his legal work is a lot less exciting and hazardous than Bruen’s. Hirsch is a partner in the San Francisco office of an international law firm, specializing in privacy and data security law. He is also a member of the board of directors of 826 National (www.826National.org). Hirsch lives in the Bay Area with his wife and a small, unruly dog.
About the book
Genre: cyber crime, thriller.
• File Size: 845 KB
• Print Length: 321 pages
• Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477827234
• Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (December 9, 2014)
• Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
• Language: English
• ASIN: B00LF7ONXW