An exhilarating thrill-ride through the underbelly of cyber espionage in the vein of David Ignatius’ The Director and the television series Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest, which follows five iconoclastic hackers who are coerced into serving the US government.
Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist, a black-hat
hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll are each offered a
choice: go to prison or help protect the United States, putting their
brains and skills to work for the government for one year.
being a white-hat doesn’t always mean you work for the good guys. The
would-be cyberspies discover that behind the scenes lurks a sinister NSA
program, an artificial intelligence code-named Typhon, that has origins
and an evolution both dangerous and disturbing. And if it’s not brought
down, it will soon be uncontrollable.
Can the hackers escape their
federal watchers and confront Typhon and its mysterious creator? And
what does the government really want them to do? If they decide to turn
the tables, will their own secrets be exposed—and their lives erased
like lines of bad code?
Combining the scientific-based, propulsive
narrative style of Michael Crichton with the eerie atmosphere and
conspiracy themes of The X-Files and the imaginative, speculative edge of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Zer0es
explores our deep-seated fears about government surveillance and
hacking in an inventive fast-paced novel sure to earn Chuck Wendig the
widespread acclaim he deserves. Download and start listening now!