Geek Mafia [NOOK Book]

Overview

Fired from a job he hated at a company he loved, videogame designer Paul Reynolds is drowning his sorrows in late-morning margaritas when he meets an alluring, pink-haired conwoman named Chloe. With her gang of technopirate friends, Chloe helps Paul not only take revenge on his former employers, but also extort a small fortune from them in the process. What more could a recently unemployed, over-worked videogame designer in Silicon Valley ask for? In return for Chloe's help, Paul agrees to create counterfeit ...
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Geek Mafia

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Overview

Fired from a job he hated at a company he loved, videogame designer Paul Reynolds is drowning his sorrows in late-morning margaritas when he meets an alluring, pink-haired conwoman named Chloe. With her gang of technopirate friends, Chloe helps Paul not only take revenge on his former employers, but also extort a small fortune from them in the process. What more could a recently unemployed, over-worked videogame designer in Silicon Valley ask for? In return for Chloe's help, Paul agrees to create counterfeit comic books for one of her crew's criminal schemes. In the process he falls in for their fun loving, drug fueled ''off the grid'' lifestyle almost as fast as he falls head over heels for Chloe. Wary of the Crew's darker side, but eager to impress both the girl and the gang, Paul uses his game design expertise to invent a masterful con of his own. If all goes according to plan, it will be one for the ages. But can he trust any of them, or is he the one who's really being conned? Inspired by author Rick Dakan's own eventful experiences in the videogame and comic book industries, Geek Mafia, satisfies the hunger in all of us to buck the system, take revenge on corporate America, and live a life of excitement and adventure.
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"The story is gripping as anything, and the characters are likable and funny and charming. I adore caper stories, and this stands with the best of them, a geeky version of The Sting." —Cory Doctorow, co-editor, BoingBoing, best-selling sci-fi author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604861310
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: PM Fiction
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rick Dakan lives, writes, and plays in Sarasota, Florida, his home and native town. Prior to writing the Geek Mafia book series, he scratched out a rewarding if poor living writing role-playing game books for numerous product lines, including: Wraith: The Oblivion, Kult, Conspiracy X, Deadlands, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Dungeons & Dragons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    The book is very entertaining because there are few books out th

    The book is very entertaining because there are few books out there in the genre of computer hacking but done in a light hearted way. There is fun and humor in the story-telling despite the seriousness of what hacking and high tech crime can do to real people in real life. The story and narratives are well delivered such that the reader can instantly focus onto the action-adventure of the whole thing right from the beginning. Consequently I am drawn into the story and action as though I am actually there with the group of hackers from the very first page. The only other book(s) that has me so mesmerized because of the thrill is the trilogy "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...Play with Fire...Kick the Hornet's Nest".

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