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M.O.D. [NOOK Book]

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Where would you draw the line between right and wrong?

When a wanted hacker from the '80s resurfaces with the means and intent to overthrow what he perceives to be a corrupt government, this question becomes of paramount importance to the future of the country. Scott Carver is asked to make this decision when this hacker, going by the acronym "M.O.D." asks him to help plan ...
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Overview

Where would you draw the line between right and wrong?

When a wanted hacker from the '80s resurfaces with the means and intent to overthrow what he perceives to be a corrupt government, this question becomes of paramount importance to the future of the country. Scott Carver is asked to make this decision when this hacker, going by the acronym "M.O.D." asks him to help plan a revolution.

Scott is a young FBI agent partnered with a 14-year veteran, the temperamental Sheelia Tanner. MOD hand-picks the two agents to toy with in their home town of Vero Beach, Florida, with the ultimate goal of recruiting them.

While eluding authorities for decades, MOD has pirated trillions of dollars in fund and equipment for his rebellion. He aims to topple the government in the name of the Constitution and its founding fathers, making several compelling arguments. Is he maniacal? ... or is he right?

While Scott accepts the offer to join, Sheelia rejects it and vows to hunt her old partner down along with MOD. One of MOD's old adversaries, "MaStErMiNd," who is still serving time in federal prison for crimes for which he believes MOD set him up, approaches Sheelia with an offer to help. He thinks he can catch MOD, for a price: his freedom.

Sheelia, with the full support of the President, accepts the offer, kicking off a digital struggle over the fate of the country. Political and ethical lines are blurred, right and wrong are no longer black and white, only fuzzy shades of gray. The two sides debate and wrestle with these issues as they prepare for the showdown that will change history forever.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012279521
  • Publisher: Shirley Hicks
  • Publication date: 6/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 449 KB

Meet the Author

A long-standing love of books and a life-changing event led J.C. Allen into the world of writing for pleasure. He was inspired by family members to create stories, initially for his young daughters, but later for more mature audiences.

Character-driven, and easy to read, his books are reflective of the works he admires.

This is the first book to be published, but several more are in the works.
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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    An intriguing read

    M.O.D. is a book that starts quite unpretentiously with a FBI attempt to bust a cybercriminal. This rather routine beginning serves to introduce us to Special Agents Sheelia Tanner and Scott Carver, who are in their seventh try to track down and nab the uncanny hacker known as M.O.D. The story escalates into red heat with Scott's apparent desertion from the FBI, which is supposedly just a ploy to infiltrate M.O.D.'s organization. The hunt for this mysterious hacker then unravels into a major plan to topple the U.S. goverment. All of sudden, I was immersed in a shady world where I was utterly unsure of whom I ought to root for. Special kudos for Mr. Allen for achieving this marvelous effect. My favorite highlight in this book is the undaunting way in which the author tells us about how would a cyberwar unfold, without overly complicate technolanguage or confusing terms. I was pleasantly surprised just because of that. Go ahead... plunge yourself into the world of M.O.D. ... heartily recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    Check this out!!

    Good plot, easy to read, believable characters. Really great first effort!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    Definite! Get it before this author gets well-known and expensive!

    A great story in an easy read! Definitely recommend!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

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    A thrilling merger of political intrigue and technology.

    JC Allen is an author with a background in computer programming and-dare we say-computer hacking. His detailed knowledge of all things internet fuel this believable, edge-of-your -seat thriller, which blends technology and politics in such a way, we're forced to question the very underpinnings of our society. Special Agent Scott Carver is a young, idealistic FBI agent who is immediately drawn to the political arguments made by the mysterious M.O.D., a nearly mythical computer hacker who one day emerges from a twenty-year hiatus to begin broadcasting a message of alternative government in all mediums, including the internet and TV. Scott inevitably falls prey to M.O.D's well-fashioned arguments and defects to a hidden base that turns out to be so much more. Having been helpless to stop her partner from "going to the dark side," Special Agent in Charge Sheelia Tanner, a woman even tougher than she is beautiful, commits to finding not only her partner but the home base of M.O.D.'s massive gathering of defectors and stolen weapons. She knows that if she fails, the entire United States government could fall.and so begins a chess game for the very future of the United States. Ancient airplanes, criminal hackers, and futuristic technologies all come into play as each side vies for an advantage. I strongly urge you to grab the amazing thrill ride "M.O.D." and learn where your own allegiances lie. Reviewed by "Maine's Other Author"(TM) Tim Greaton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    Thought-provoking

    This is a great book about computer hacking at the national level. It's one of those books that makes you examine your pre-conceived notions about right and wrong. It's a quick read and flows nicely. I visited his website, and he's got several different genres in the works - can't wait to see more.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    Great new WV author

    Good first book. Hope to see more soon!

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