Overview

This is a crafty puzzle of twisted oriental mysteries you’ll have to decode. The pieces include oriental tradition, financial shenanigans infiltrating the trading houses of Wall Street, rogue SEC regulators, a hit team from the Myanmar junta, sexual honor and depravations, and the inside workings of famous educational icons. Mysteries unfold in pieces, layered in conflict, and turn back when Saya Rita says or does things creating havoc which ...
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Overview

This is a crafty puzzle of twisted oriental mysteries you’ll have to decode. The pieces include oriental tradition, financial shenanigans infiltrating the trading houses of Wall Street, rogue SEC regulators, a hit team from the Myanmar junta, sexual honor and depravations, and the inside workings of famous educational icons. Mysteries unfold in pieces, layered in conflict, and turn back when Saya Rita says or does things creating havoc which become surprises outrageous yet comforting to a different moral compass.

Success is assured for MIT business school Professor Saya Rita until conflict imperils her future escaping a traditional life in oriental dowry. A sexually-demanding lover, lurid trysts ease her profound loneliness, but hidden affairs jeopardize her security clearance, cloud her ego, and threaten the millions earned in her brief executive career.

Saya is tormented by operatives blackmailing her to exploit her game theory expertise to decipher the impending nation-state attack on critical infrastructure. With automated Wall Street trading systems at risk for this sinister cyberattack, she fights to prevent doom even as she hides a suspicion her own father might be the architect for the oriental formlessness mystifying subject matter experts at covert intelligence agencies.

A riveting intrigue implicates a mysterious world of international scandal as security flaws imperil the Internet cloud. This strong woman becomes entangled by a hidden agenda to steal trillions, topple financial markets, and destabilize the superpowers. When she tries to disrupt this attack aimed against trade and peace, Professor Rita must evade assassins who seek her death by honor killing to protect the mystery of her Siamese family’s ancient political ambitions.

“PWNED is the first pebble in a byzantine global thriller.”
“Scary cyberwar future too true” -The Futurist Society
“A security expert offers hope after tragedy”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149318049
  • Publisher: Tachion Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/12/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 354
  • File size: 470 KB

Meet the Author

This novelist is author, contributor, or editor of published best-selling books, feature articles, columns, scientific papers, and other publications. He serves as a technical columnist, a publisher for magazines and an academic journal, a consulting editor for McGraw-Hill, and speaker at conventions and seminars. He holds patents for inter-domain information sharing, data dispersion, methods to connect-the-dots, and other transitional technologies for security inference and privacy analytics, as well as for the time value of money and foreign currency conversion.
When not writing outrageous yarns, he troubleshoots broken businesses. He was a data security executive with a role advising military commands, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors. Before that, he was an executive at Fortune 500 companies, a consultant, and a principal in high-tech startups. He earned degrees from Brown University and Harvard University.
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