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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:
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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.” 


  • “[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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Mason | 1/26/2014

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

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