False Positives: A Techno-Thriller

False Positives: A Techno-Thriller

by Kim Aleksander
     
 

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In 1972, a gifted student at Berkeley writes the first computer virus. When it’s run on the university mainframe it simply vanishes. Thirty-five years later, a government computer system issues ostensibly baseless assassination orders, and its creator goes in search of the ghost in the machine. What she discovers is a legacy black-ops program from the Vietnam

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In 1972, a gifted student at Berkeley writes the first computer virus. When it’s run on the university mainframe it simply vanishes. Thirty-five years later, a government computer system issues ostensibly baseless assassination orders, and its creator goes in search of the ghost in the machine. What she discovers is a legacy black-ops program from the Vietnam Era that is alive and killing today. As she fights to prevent her brainchild from becoming a weapon for government-sanctioned murder, the protagonist is pitted against adversaries hell-bent on wielding the machine with Machiavellian ruthlessness to achieve their political ambitions. Joined by an eclectic band of characters, she plots to bring down the system before it is used to start a war of biblical proportions, and in doing so, she becomes marked for termination by her own creation.

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The Kindle Book Review - Jon Bloch
A well-paced and imaginative page-turner that will appeal not only to techno-junkies but to anyone who likes a well-spun yarn. The story is written with entertaining characters, a confident knowledge of technology, and just the right touch of wit and humanity.

Seemingly unrelated events across time speed along to a satisfying conclusion that keeps easy sentiment in check. Along the way the reader goes to Bangkok, Tehran, Saigon, and D.C., among other places. Try it, you'll have fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013819849
Publisher:
Pharos Books
Publication date:
12/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
316
File size:
481 KB

Meet the Author

Kim Aleksander has worked with computer technology for over twenty-five years and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool. He was raised in California, spent his twenties in Hawaii, and moved to Asia in 1999. Presently, he lives in a jungle in Thailand with his wife, two sons, a Jack Russell terrier, and a few ducks.


FALSE POSITIVES is his first novel.

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