After reading Thomas Waite's suspense thriller, LETHAL CODE, you will not sleep
without wondering how real this threat could be. Imagine our world being
crippled by the threat of cyber warfare! Waite's novel shows the terrifying
realization of how vulnerable we all would be in such a case.
The novel starts out by mentioning a speech given by former CIA Director
and Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta in 2012 talking about this very thing.
Setting the path for this fictional storyline, Waite also makes us aware of such
true possibilities. As I read I could not help but feel lots anticipation throughout
each chapter as I came to care about the characters and how their lives entwined
together. Just as in any action movie, you are rooting for the good guy and
wanting them to punch the bad.
Lana Elkins works for a cyber security-company that has to help the
NSA stop a cyber warfare attack on the U.S. As a mother, she is constantly
worrying for her teenaged daughter, as well as having to help her government
save the rest of America from the destruction imposed by an enemy that they
cannot even identify. As she races time with other individuals, such as
innocent Ruhi Mancur, a Saudi, who are pulled into an unwanted fight for
humanity, they find themselves in some very dangerous and impossible
circumstances. As they try to save America, Lana's daughter has her own fight
with the enemy back home.
LETHAL CODE is a must read if you are a fan of uncontrollable suspense. I
enjoyed reading Thomas Waite's novel and can't wait to see what he has lined up
with the future cyber-thrillers he has promised with this new series.
America’s worst nightmare has come true: a “cyber–Pearl
Harbor” attack by unknown terrorists has crippled the
nation’s power grid—and brought the land of the free to
knees. As widespread panic and violence ravage the
its ruthless captors issue their ultimatums…and vow an
A defenseless nation scrambles to fight an invisible
invasion. Chief among America’s last line of defense is
Elkins, head of a major cyber-security company—and former
top NSA operative—who returns to her roots to spearhead
Agency’s frantic efforts to combat the enemy’s onslaught
its own terms. While she and her superiors take action to
infiltrate a terrorist hotbed overseas, much closer to
ruthless jihadists with a nuclear bomb hijack a busload of
schoolchildren—including Lana’s daughter—and race toward a
rendezvous with Armageddon in America’s greatest city.
With Lethal Code, Thomas Waite raises the international
techno-thriller to dangerously exciting levels—introducing
valiant new action heroine, and initiating a series that
brings a harrowing new edge of realism to sensational