On Sale: August 18, 2015
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An exhilarating thrill-ride through the underbelly of cyber
espionage in the vein of David Ignatiusís The Director and
the television series Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of
Interest, which follows five iconoclastic hackers who are
coerced into serving the U.S. government.
An Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist,
a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online
troll are each offered a choice: go to prison or help
protect the United States, putting their brains and skills
to work for the government for one year.
But being a white-hat doesnít always mean you work for the
good guys. The would-be cyberspies discover that behind the
scenes lurks a sinister NSA program, an artificial
intelligence code-named Typhon, that has origins and an
evolution both dangerous and disturbing. And if itís not
brought down, will soon be uncontrollable.
Can the hackers escape their federal watchers and confront
Typhon and its mysterious creator? And what does the
government really want them to do? If they decide to turn
the tables, will their own secrets be exposedóand their
lives erased like lines of bad code?
Combining the scientific-based, propulsive narrative style
of Michael Crichton with the eerie atmosphere and conspiracy
themes of The X-Files and the imaginative, speculative edge
of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Zer0es explores our
deep-seated fears about government surveillance and hacking
in an inventive fast-paced novel sure to earn Chuck Wendig
the widespread acclaim he deserves.
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