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Author: Kate Fazzini Narrator: Khristine Hvam Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2019 ISBN: 9781250221162
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"Kingdom of Lies is a brilliant and bold debut, as full of suspense as the best crime thrillers.”Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Oath

In the tradition of Michael Lewis and Tom Wolfe, a fascinating and frightening behind-the-scenes look at the interconnected cultures of hackers, security specialists, and law enforcement.

A 19-year-old Romanian student stumbles into a criminal ransomware ring in her village. Soon she is extorting Silicon Valley billionaires for millions--without knowing the first thing about computers.

A veteran cybersecurity specialist has built a deep network of top notch hackers in one of the world’s largest banks. But then the bank brings in a cadre of ex-military personnel to “help.”

A cynical Russian only leaves his tiny New Jersey apartment to hack sports cars at a high performance shop in Newark. But he opens his door to a consultant who needs his help.

A hotel doorman in China once served in the People’s Army, stealing intellectual property from American companies. Now he uses his skills to build up a private side-business selling the data he takes from travelers to Shanghai’s commercial center.

Kingdom of Lies follows the intertwined stories of cybercriminals and ethical hackers as they jump from criminal trend to criminal trend, crisis to crisis. A cybersecurity professional turned journalist, Kate Fazzini illuminates the many lies companies and governments tell us about our security, the lies criminals tell to get ahead, and the lies security leaders tell to make us think they are better at their jobs than they are.

Like Traffic set in the cybercrime world, Kingdom of Lies is as entertaining as it is eye opening.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fazzini is the rare top-level reporter who can make you see, smell, and feel a hidden world, not just understand it. Cybercrime (and security) has found its Michael Lewis.”

    Bret Witter, New York Times bestselling co-author

  • “A breezy exploration of the many bad guys who lie in wait out on the other end of the cyberwire…Good reading for anyone contemplating a career in cybersecurity and a useful tool for turning people’s thoughts in that direction.

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “In this vertical slice of the cybersecurity profession, CNBC reporter Fazzini…effectively conveys the ways cybercrimes are constantly evolving with the capability of becoming even more insidious in the future.”


  • “Kate Fazzini has crafted a gripping page-turner that is all too timely and real. Good luck putting it down―or going to sleep once you do.”

    Marc Guggenheim, producer of Law & Order and executive producer of Wizards

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About the Author

Kate Fazzini is Cybersecurity Reporter for CNBC. Before that she reported on cybersecurity for the Wall Street Journal. She previously served as a principal in the cybersecurity practice at Washington DC–based Promontory Financial Group, now a division of IBM. Prior to that, she served as a vice president in cybersecurity operations at JPMorgan Chase. Fazzini teaches in the applied intelligence program at Georgetown University. She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Khristine Hvam has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, placed three times as a finalist for the prestigous Audie Award, and won the Audie Award for Best Narration in 2012 and 2013. She studied acting for the theater and film, and her voice can be heard in Pokémon, World of Warcraft, and in various television and radio commercials.