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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2001 ISBN: 9780743542098
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Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author of The Empty Chair and The Bone Collector, now turns to the labyrinthine world of cyberspace -- a world where the most powerful can lose their wealth, their minds, their lives with a hacker's touch of a button.


When a sadistic hacker, code-named Phate, sets his sights on Silicon Valley, his victims never know what hit them. He infiltrates their computers, invades their lives, and lures them to their deaths. To Phate, each murder is like a big, challenging computer hack: every time he succeeds, he must challenge himself anew -- by taking his methodology to a higher level, and aiming at bigger targets.

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. With an obsession emblematic of hackers, Gillette fervently attempts to trace Phate's insidious computer virus back to its source. Then Phate delivers a huge blow, murdering one of the division's own -- a "wizard" who had pioneered the internet -- and the search takes on a zealous intensity.

Gillette and Detective Frank Bishop -- an old-school homicide cop who's accustomed to forensic sleuthing -- make an uneasy team. But with a merciless and brilliant killer like Phate in their crosshairs, and his twisted game reaching a fever pitch, they must utilize every ounce of their disparate talents to stop him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “High-tension wired.” 

    People

  • “[Deaver’s] terrific pacing drives the narrative to a thrilling and explosive conclusion.”  

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “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 most clever plotter on the planet, to do it by simply applying the same rules of suspense to onscreen action as to offscreen.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Besides being an engrossing mystery with lots of interesting characters, The Blue Nowhere is an absorbing history lesson about the Internet, a dictionary of computer terminology, and a compelling, if frightening, description of what is possible, and maybe probable, in our electronically based future.” 

    School Library Journal

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/6/2014

    " I just couldn't keep reading it so I didn't finish. Got kind of boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tina | 2/6/2014

    " I stopped reading this book at about the halfway point. Perhaps it is because I have read so many tech and cyberpunk thrillers from masters of those genres like William Gibson and R.J. Pineiro -- who is a computer engineer himself. Deaver's use of computer terminology, acronyms and slang terms just did not feel authentic. His descriptions of even the most basic concepts were overdone and repetitive. He definitely added too much background information including explaining what "Silicon Valley" was over and over as if no reader would have ever heard of the term. His characters were not well developed and were very cliched. I felt like Deaver was trying too hard to prove he had done his research on this industry. But even with these flaws, if the book had a plot that kept me entertained, I would have continued reading. Since even that element was absent, I put the book down at the halfway point. I do wish this book had been more entertaining. I was excited to read another tech thriller, because there are so few of those novels and even fewer that are actually entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Neuberger | 2/3/2014

    " Very good! Modern mystery using computers and social networking, worth a look "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 1/26/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. This was the first non-Rhyme Deaver book that I read. It makes you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/22/2014

    " Another brilliant, "on the edge of your seat" Jeffery Deaver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 1/20/2014

    " This was about cyberspace and had a lot technical references which made it a little difficult to read. The story line was good and I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loida | 1/18/2014

    " My first read from Jeffery Deaver - I zoomed through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy L. | 1/17/2014

    " Jeffery Deaver is a phenomenal writer. His stories are involved, complicated, realistic, thrilling............. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe Faust | 1/17/2014

    " Dreadful, predictable and just plain stupid novel about murder in Silicon Valley. For avoiding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamila Bost | 1/12/2014

    " Extremely well-written and laid out, definitely didn't see the ending coming. A brilliant book for any type of person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/24/2013

    " Lots of computer detail, that was beyond me, but a fantastic suspense novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Peterson | 12/16/2013

    " GREAT Novel -- you'll never look at your computer the same -- who is watching? Maybe a killer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Day | 11/18/2013

    " This is a book Barbara Wetzel would like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dinda Astrida | 10/23/2013

    " buku ini susah dimengerti. haha. ini tentang apa ya? hacking mungkin. membunuh lewat dunia maya. adoh aku lupa sudahan ik "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 9/7/2013

    " Good thriller, although probably rather dated if you know anything about computers; luckily I don't. Lots of twists like his other books, and a really evil villain. I don't know how realistic the hacking stuff was, scary if it's true... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 8/4/2013

    " Even though this is a little dated, it is still a great, "tech" mystery! Bet you won't guess the ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 6/24/2013

    " Too far fetched and a struggle to make it through. Some interesting ideas, but not enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 1/24/2013

    " Had some twists and turns that kept me guessing almost to the end. Good Jeffrey Deaver, as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/20/2012

    " I really enjoyed this cyber-thriller. The storyline moves along at a fast clip and I found several plot twists that surprised me. I found the technical programming jargon interesting rather than annoying. Characters were mostly well-formed. The audio book reader was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Al | 9/10/2012

    " Great book. Very geeky. I will have to read more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 3/10/2012

    " While I am on record as anti-serial killer this was really a well done thriller that was enhanced by the excellent narration of William Dufris. Deaver has never disappointed me so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/14/2012

    " Some of the technology was a bit out of date. The technical explanations were clunky and a bit much. The story was good though, with typical Deaver twists. The dialog was not as bad as he sometimes writes it. Overall it's a good story, and a bit scary what hackers can do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 11/3/2011

    " Good suspenseful story, although it's too technical for your average Joe, I think. Also, although I'm not a techie, even I realized that so much has changed about computing since the book was published in 2001. It didn't take away from the story, but if you're a stickler, it might bug you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 6/16/2011

    " This book will really tell you what a computer hacker can do. You won't believe it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 6/8/2011

    " Jeffrey Deaver is a great author. I'm sure most of what he writes in what a computer program can accomplish is not possible - but it makes for a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryn | 5/10/2011

    " One of my favorite Deaver books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lolliepop | 4/22/2011

    " i really had fun reading this!i'd been looking for books like this like forever and there it sat at the bookshelves..i love it soooo much!

    i want to be a hacker!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Absolutely, rediculously cheesy. I listened to it all because it was "entertaining", but the hacker stuff made me cringe and laugh. I love how he had to define every single piece of tech jargon - and there was a lot.

    Actually a good little twist at the end was a nice surprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/1/2011

    " This book is not part of the Lincoln Rhyme series. It is a stand alone book that is full of suspense. It's a great page turner. I had a hard time putting this book down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 2/26/2011

    " good story---way too technical for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raiya | 2/8/2011

    " Novel keren ini memberiku banyak pengetahuan baru tentang dunia hacker & cracker. Aliran ceritanya mampu menenggelamkanku sehingga membuatku tak akan berhenti membaca sebelum mencapai halaman terakhirnya. Benar-benar novel bagus! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/25/2011

    " Really liked the book, was a little disappointed in the way the author threw too much together at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerald | 1/15/2011

    " Worst Deaver I've read. Plotting fair, but too much expository filler, and all the "social engineering" stuff was annoying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 1/11/2011

    " Too far fetched and a struggle to make it through. Some interesting ideas, but not enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 12/28/2010

    " Good thriller and a lot of interesting computer stuff, though outdated. Got a little tedious towards the end with resolving the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johan | 12/12/2010

    " Mainstream author writes book about hackers. Not bad, but that's all I can say. Not recommended for geeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jemimah Lieow | 12/6/2010

    " interesting. picture a lot about a hacker's life. an unseen but very influential life. makes me realize how scary the 'unseen world' can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/1/2010

    " Really awesome until the end. The technical language gets a little heavy at times but is always explained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aman | 11/26/2010

    " Excellent Technothriller. A must for computer enthusiasts. "

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