Saturday, February 02, 2013

Books 1

If you love technothrillers like I do, I would like to recommend a few books for the reading while you are riding a train or waiting in the doctors office (e.g.). So here is my list:

[Little Brother] Cory Doctorow is outstanding writer that can create atmosphere and keep it to the very end. Little Brother is a great story that describes an unfortunate moment  in time of a life of a teenager Marcus. Some interesting technology and look into problems that Marcus will face will keep you reading this book until very end. You can buy this book here.

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

[Daemon] Daniel Suarez is now one of my favorite writers! An amazing book, probably one of the best I have read. You simply cannot pass this title. Technology, story, characters and just about everything in this book is well though of. A bit slow in the beginning, but later on it picks up. You can buy this book here.

When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to destroy civilization... 

[Freedom] Sequel to Daemon, this book brings a conclusion to the story. Perhaps even better than it predecessor. If you liked the first one, you simply cannot pass reading this one. You can buy this book here.

In the opening chapters of Freedom(tm), the Daemon is firmly in control, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Soon civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, in a brutal wave of violence that becomes known as the Corn Rebellion. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most powerful-though reluctant-operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans toward a populist movement designed to protect the new world order. But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all. In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

[Digital Fortress] Dan Brown has a way of creating a great story and keep it interesting to the very end. If you like cryptography, you will love this book. You can buy this book here.
When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage--not by guns or bombs -- but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

[Deception Point] Same as previous books from Dan Brown, this one has plenty of technology, science,  twists and to the very end reader will wonder who is the person behind the conspiracy! You can get the book here.

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory -- a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the president, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

That is it for now, I have a few more titles, but I should probably leave it for the next post...


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