A new technothriller from the author of Avogadro Corp and The Last Firewall
By day, Angie, a twenty-year veteran of the tech industry, is a data analyst at Tomo, the world's largest social networking company; by night, she exploits her database access to profile domestic abusers and kill the worst of them. She can't change her own traumatic past, but she can save other women.
When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product that preys on users’ fears to drive up its own revenue, Angie sees Tomo for what it really is—another evil abuser. Using her coding and hacking expertise, she decides to destroy Tomo by building a new social network that is completely distributed, compartmentalized, and unstoppable. If she succeeds, it will be the end of all centralized power in the Internet.
But how can an anti-social, one-armed programmer with too many dark secrets succeed when the world’s largest tech company is out to crush her and a no-name government black ops agency sets a psychopath to look into her growing digital footprint?
“Awesome, thrilling, and creepy: a fast-paced portrayal of the startup world, and the perils of our personal data and technical infrastructure in the wrong hands.”
—Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry Group
“His most ambitious work yet. A murder thriller about high tech surveillance and espionage in the startup world. Like the best of Tom Clancy and Barry Eisner.”
—Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project.
“Explores the creation and effects of the templated self, the rise of structured identity and one-size-fits-all media culture, and feasible alternatives.”
—Amber Case, author of Calm Technology
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Serious look at cyber pioneers and cyber communities, the smart sometimes-almost-sociopaths that make our e-systems better and also create lots of unexpected developments. The dark Web is a character here, too.
An action packed thriller for the thinking person
RealistIc and thought provoking. The parallels between the story and society as it is today are right on. You won’t want to put this book down, and when you finish you’ll most likely want
to get rid of all the social networking and move somewhere safe
if there is any such place. A great Read!
Not at all what I was expecting! Really loved the character development and pace of the story. Looking forward to the next book.