Behind the Screen: Hacking Hollywood

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Computer security specialist Jonathan Davis's daily routine includes monitoring firewall and intrusion detection logs for a large financial services company in Palm Springs, California. The job is mind-numbing until, like some of his fellow employees, he begins compromising the privacy of others-the very thing he was hired to protect-for his own amusement.

It isn't long before Davis comes upon a scandalous e-mail from one of Hollywood's hottest stars. A recovering gambling ...

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Computer security specialist Jonathan Davis's daily routine includes monitoring firewall and intrusion detection logs for a large financial services company in Palm Springs, California. The job is mind-numbing until, like some of his fellow employees, he begins compromising the privacy of others-the very thing he was hired to protect-for his own amusement.

It isn't long before Davis comes upon a scandalous e-mail from one of Hollywood's hottest stars. A recovering gambling addict swimming in debt, Davis believes his prayers are answered when he sells the star's e-mail to a gossip magazine for a hefty sum. With his debts paid off, he intends to put the indiscretion behind him-but the magazine wants more and will go to any lengths to get it.

As if that isn't enough to keep him up at night, Davis becomes privy to a sinister plot to murder the very celebrity whose secrets he has been selling. With his love life in turmoil, his career in the balance, and his very life on the line, Davis must summon more than his technical expertise to save his girlfriend, her daughter, and Hollywood's elite.

Mark Stone's Behind the Screen is a technological thriller that will make anyone think twice before hitting "Send".

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595461660
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    The Steamy Side of Your IT Department

    Mark Stone¿s new book ¿Behind the Screen: Hacking Hollywood¿ is for every one of us who has eavesdropped on the couple in line beside us at Starbucks. The juicy tidbits of gossip main character Jonathan Davis gathers at his new job of monitoring company e-mails may make an adult business owner blush. Half of the readers will wonder what kind of people write steamy stuff on their company correspondence¿.the other half will wonder if their IT guy read the thank you note they sent to their girlfriend after that most unusual evening. Stone could rely on the titillating aspects of a career that pays you to peek into co-workers inner most communications, but he proves to be a better storyteller than that. Sure, Davis hooks up with a couple co-eds at an IT function, scores dates with bondage e-mail senders from his office and trades MSN messages with a 17-year-old, but Stone does a masterful job of humanizing his ¿I.T. Romeo¿ before his escapades get out of hand. Early in the book Stone sets up his main character to be more than just a hot computer geek. John Davis is trying to run away from his past and create a new future. ¿John, 34-years-old, is a recovering gambling addict. He has not gambled at all in over a year. His evenings as an overly active participant at the card tables of Morongo Casino in Cabazon are behind him. He is proud of himself, but is heavily in debt.¿ Only a writer like Stone could make a blackmailing tabloid writer non-cliché. He uses his gift to bring the reader along on a wild fantasy escapade. The difference in this novel is you want to believe. Stone does a masterful job of entertaining while storytelling. He throws enough truth of computers, relationships, coffee shops and coincidences to carry off the far-fetched. At times ¿Behind the Screen¿ reads more like a Hollywood screenplay than a novel. The twists and turns of each chapter are colorful, creative and continually ask you to believe the nearly unbelievable. A teenage girl who happens to know how to pick locks just as the skill is needed? An overworked boss who doesn¿t mind a mouthy, long-break taking new employee? Bank branches filled with some of the most outrageously hot to type employees? All these unusual coincidences are in the novel, but with Stone¿s incredible skill all come off as both believable and entertaining. ¿Behind the Screen¿ is not for the prudish, but it is a fast-paced and fun read for anyone who has ever sent a personal e-mail at work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

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    As someone who loved the movie 'Hackers' from several years ago, I found Mark's book to be even better. The twists, turns, and depth of the characters in this book had me hooked from the first chapter. Couldn't put it down! Puleeez make a movie out of this!!

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