Publisher Description

America's intelligence security is in the hands of a million private contractors. Now one hacker may bring down their entire system.

Four months ago, Alex Vane's friend James Stacy was murdered by private security contractors working for the intelligence-industrial complex. Alex exposed the killers, but most of the system survived, including the amoral torturer known only as Amand.

From within Cuba's internet desert, James's widow Innerva Shah seeks her own kind of revenge. After quietly penetrating the system of contractors that run America's security, she's launching the largest ransomware attack in history, with the aim of burning that system to the ground.

But when Alex learns that Amand and his forces may be closing in on Innerva, he must make a desperate attempt to save her. With Innerva's surrender-or-die deadline only hours away, Alex finds himself in Cuba, threatened from every direction, and the only person he can count on is the wife he almost lost.

Bookbub Readers: While you're getting your free copy of The Shadow File (Alex Vane Book 4), consider starting the series from the beginning. Books 1-3 are available as a discounted boxed set: The Alex Vane Media Thrillers, Books 1-3. 

Complete Series List (can be read as standalones or chronologically):
The Anonymous Source (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 1)
The Inverted Pyramid (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 2)
The Mockingbird Drive (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 3)
The Shadow File (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 4)

The Last Journalist (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 5)

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 31
Vivid Books
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Infosleuth ,

Underground hacker vs shadowy private U.S. security forces

Another exciting book with mystery, suspense and action. It picks up where the last one left off, but is easily understood as a standalone. Partially set in Cuba, we learn a lot about life in Cuba as well as computer hacking. I really enjoyed that and was glad we got a chance to get to know Innerva better. Exciting action scenes in Cuba, which was described so well. The author has superior writing skills. There is no excess verbiage, story flows well, descriptions and dialogue are crystal clear. You feel as though you are right beside the characters all through the book. A couple of surprises near the end.

One of the things I liked most is that this time Alex and Greta were a real team. They travelled to Cuba together and helped each other survive. Alex found out that often when he thought he knew what Greta was thinking, he was wrong! I also liked that they were portrayed as equals. They had different strengths, skills, experience and perspective. They balanced each other well. She had essential skills that he did not, could remain calmer than he could at times, due to his past, and the two of them made better decisions when thinking through problems together. I hope the next book continues in this vein.

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