Omaha [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mike is a reporter who knows a lot of secrets. Jack is a drug lord who wants those secrets buried. David and Todd are Mike's cyber geek friends who are dot-com rich and seriously dangerous. Jack never really had a chance.

An Orwellian thriller about a band of mild mannered computer geeks who are lords of an unseen electronic empire.

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Omaha

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Overview

Mike is a reporter who knows a lot of secrets. Jack is a drug lord who wants those secrets buried. David and Todd are Mike's cyber geek friends who are dot-com rich and seriously dangerous. Jack never really had a chance.

An Orwellian thriller about a band of mild mannered computer geeks who are lords of an unseen electronic empire.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000806845
  • Publisher: Kevin O''Kane
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 166,308
  • File size: 382 KB

Meet the Author

O'Kane is a reasonably presentable (most days) computer science professor with long experience dealing with computer technology and the college scene. Author has published numerous scientific journal articles and technical books which, he asserts, are mainly non-fiction but of no immediate relevance to the work at hand.

He can be contacted via kc.okane@gmail.com

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Not for me

    [This review is essentially a copy of my review at Smashwords.]

    O'Kane has made some bold choices in his narrative style. Bold in the sense of "a burlap shirt is a bold choice". And like a burlap shirt, those choices continuously irritated me.

    I gave up around page 30, because I couldn't stand to read any more. So I can't tell you if the story is any good or not.

    "Third-person omniscient" point of view is rarely seen in modern fiction outside of an occasional piece of literary fiction. Present tense is rarely seen in modern fiction, although a few authors do use it with first-person narrative. Third-person omniscient present-tense is just weird; it reads like a screenplay warped into narrative form, where the actors are being given stage directions.

    The present-tense narrative is occasionally turned into Yoda-speak, with "says Mike" instead of "Mike says".

    There is a *lot* of description. Mike enters a night club and we get treated to 850 words (about 4 pages) of description of the night club before action resumes. No wonder this novel came in about 50% over the typical 90,000 words.

    Like I said, it reads like a screenplay for a 10-hour miniseries rather than a novel. Set descriptions, stage directions, etc.

    Repeated misuse of participial phrases also made me wince, although in my experience most people wouldn't notice. Some wrong words (hey, they passed the spell checker) didn't help.

    The Smashwords version of this e-book suffers from a serious 'mechanical' problem that may or may not affect the B&N version. Some of the paragraphs are misformatted so that the lines overlap each other, making them very difficult to read indeed. After trying to decode more than a half-dozen of those, including one that was critical to following what was going on, I'd had enough.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Great book!

    I loved it! It is 863 pages, so for a freebie thats a lot of book. It goes into lots of detail when the guys start talking computers but i just kinda glossed over those parts and kept reading cuz i dont speak computer! It has lots of action and really holds your interest. I highly recommend this book and will be trying more from this author. Go ahead, try it, what can it hurt? Its free!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Good read

    Couldn't put down

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    A good read.

    Enjoyed this book a lot.. the activity kept happening, couldn't wait to turn the page and move on to see what happened next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    great!

    Great book. Wish there was more by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Good Story

    I could not understand the technical jargon but that was no fault of the author. It was a wonderful intetesting story nevertheless. I really liked it. Every page was more intetesting and suspensfull than the last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    I got this book because it was free and it was worth it. A bit l

    I got this book because it was free and it was worth it. A bit long especially with no real break down as far as chapters go, some mispellings but mostly just long. Would recommend this book to anyone. I am wondering what was the text message Todd got and if there will be a new book forthcoming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Excellent

    Great fun read. The descriptions get a little lenghty at times, but a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    craig

    i really liked this book being from Omaha. But i did not like the description of truck drivers. For forty years i have been a truck driver and i have never met drivers like those described in this book. Most drivers are hard working family men trying to make a living. Also i am not fat and unhealthy nor do i use drugs or drink or smoke for that matter. i am a bicyclist and live car free. i carry a bike in the truck and ride almost every day. Also many truckers are Christian. That said this was a very good book. i hope to read more by this author.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I saw this title when searching for fictional books related to computer hacking. This story covers a LOT of tech, and is a bit far fetched, but then I have never seen what unlimited funds, and a handful of REALLY talented folks could do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    ENJOYED IT

    Good for a free book a bit to tech

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This was a very good story. The plot was a little far-fetched at points, but entertaining none the less. Of course when it comes to the drug trade and the mob I guess anything is possible. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced story.

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