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Storm

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Dave Pearson

"STORM indeed! An adrenaline-accelerating Cat-Five ride on land and sea, in the air, and surging through cyberspace, at one point pitting computer-hacking paramilitaries against U.S. Navy SEALs." - Lt. Col. W. Thomas Smith Jr. (Joint Services Detachment, … see full wiki

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Author: Dave Pearson
Publisher: Stand Up America
1 review about Storm

Very good cyber-thriller, especially given that this is his first novel...

  • Jul 24, 2010
Rating:
+5
Fair warning... I really like cyber-thrillers, especially with a liberal dose of hacking thrown in. To that end, I had no problems saying yes to reviewing Storm by Dave Pearson. For a first novel, Pearson did quite well. He throws together a virtual band of hackers who come together to hack the biggest prize of all, the Intelink high-security top-secret intranet run by the US government. But to do so, they need to slip into a heavily guarded compound on a isolated island during the middle of a war games training exercise and gain access to the computers there. Once inside, they can assemble and insert a state-of-the-art virus to gather the data they want and can sell to the highest bidder.

It might be a bit too much to expect that a team of stereotypical hackers could operate as a combat commando unit. But Pearson puts down a back story (and reveals more towards the end) that makes it all imaginable in terms of a cyber-thriller plot. There are also a number of plot twists and turns as the story unfolds, making it a page-turner... "just one more chapter, then I'll turn out the light..." And since he positions this as the first of a series, I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Storm is that book that would work great as a beach or vacation read... just sit back and go for a wild ride.

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