How do you write a truly gripping thriller about people staring into computer screens? Many have tried, none have succeeded—until now. Leave it to Deaver, the. The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver – Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and The Bone Collector featuring popular. The Blue Nowhere is a cyber thriller set in the time of the Internet bubble of the s. Jeffery Deaver is an accomplished novelist who knows.

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Take a step back in time to meet the boy who will create the killer. The writing style is fast paced clipped scenes, shallow character development with a concentration on action. He held it up for both of them to use. Cyber security professionals might know the highlights of….

The author of KingpinKevin Poulsen, imbues the story with lush descriptions of how Butler hacked his way around the Internet and pulls the curtain back on how the cyber criminal world functions.

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It is a duel to the death between two geniuses. In reading it, I found the characters under-developed and not very interesting: Product details Mass Market Paperback: The story is set in the late 90s in and around the Silicon Valley, and Deaver does a good job setting just the right tone for the hacker and computer industry culture during that Internet bubble period — By Rick Howard July thr, My library Help Advanced Book Search. That, and the damage that could be caused at the psychotic whim and a few keystrokes of some anti-social loner who likely is unable to emotionally connect with real people and therefore is likely incapable of empathy.

There was a genius behind it, a mind that knows how to infiltrate and seize control of any computer. Wyatt Gillette, a convicted hacker serving time jefferu prison, is called upon to help the police catch a hacker that gets into peoples computers, finds out everything he can about them, and then lures them close enough to him that he can stab them in the heart with his big knife.


There were some events in the book, at the end, that were never explained. He pulled his wallet deaverr and flipped it open to a picture jefcery himself, his wife and a very tiny, ruddy baby. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But Deaver created a protagonist that I really liked, and an extremely formidable antagonist, which greatly contributed to the story.

I would definitely recommend this read for anyone who likes Deaver’s work, and the netherworld of computer gaming! Here he was, a husband and new father, with other people depending on him. The cops have a wizard of their own, however: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I find it ironic and creepy at the same time that the first murdered victim shown in book is Lara Gibson, which is dubbed as a woman who really knows how to take care of herself in a big city.

Again,just like Phillip Margolin, there are flaws in this story BUT that’s an awful big but you have thereI will not delve into those things because this is a work of fiction and is meant to entertain. The novel was written using an anonymous narrator and character dialog interspersed throughout the composition.

But not for this reader. The comment about a pianist having red fingers from fierce pounding of keys is just inane at best. Desperate, the head of The California State Police Computer Crimes Division frees Wyatt Gillette, imprisoned for hacking, to aid the investigation — against the loud protests of the rest of the division.


Much of the action in this novel about the hunt for an outlaw hacker turned homicidal maniac does takes place in the real world, but much else plays out in cyberspace as a team of California homicide noowhere computer crime cops chase the infamous “wizard” hacker known as Phate.

Is every gifted “hacker type” unable to keep from breaking the law?

To view it, click here. A brilliant programmer, a cracker someone who nlwhere into another computer to do damage as opposed to a hacker who just breaks in to poke around for the thrill of beating the system is killing people and the Computer Crimes Unit relaizes they are in way over their heads. It had been driven by some kid. So my analytical mind will step back into the shadows and let my critical mind have it’s say.


The story is entertaining and a little scary, nonetheless. Overall this novel is a little light weight, but was quick and fun to read if you need a diversion. The characters are well developed and bluue And a phishing attack is not “searching the Web for details on someone. Retrospect has me believing I was too kind with my three-star rating, yet at the time I was feeling blud and gave it such a rating because it promised potential fun Jeffery Deaver reads.

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The Best Books of Click on a plot link to find similar nowhhere But some of them are pretty good. However, it seems unlikely that a crime novelist could develop that attack blueprint without talking to somebody who is at least thinking about how it might be done. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: While it may very well be something they do and believe strengthens their fingers, it just seemed weird to me.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. My third Jeffery Deaver read, Speaking in Tongues, was another disappointment. Gillette has wrangled with Phate before and is glad to have his chance for revenge.

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But with a merciless and luminous killer like Phate reaching the fever pitch of his twisted game, they must utilize every ounce of their talents to stop him. Computers are everything to Wyatt Gillette, but because of computers the brilliant hacker has lost everything: Sandy was fifteen minutes late. It’ a nifty metaphor and Deaver handles the technical details of this novel very well — at least as far as I could tell. Neither extreme was the case, implying that the author did a fine job of research for this book.