Twenty-three year old Arnold Gold is a Seattle-based odds-maker and local computer genius. Described as a "part-time hacker and full-time virgin" by his friends, he flies to Las Vegas to try and get lucky - in more ways than one. But his high stakes activity on the Net inadvertently thrusts him into a vortex of international terrorism. Dark Net Hacking has resulted in murder, and now it will take every last bit of Arnold's intellect and legendary skill to stay one step ahead of the murderous terrorists, the FBI, the local cops, and his lawyer. Gold's only chance to save himself is to find the location of a bomb hidden somewhere in Vegas, and somehow prevent the explosion that will turn Sin City into the scene of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11.
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Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler Arnold Gold, a computer geek and hacker decides to fly to Las Vegas for some fun. Soon he finds himself in a whirlwind of trouble. A man ends up dead and Arnold finds himself dodging a lawyer, has terrorists, the police and FBI looking for him. It becomes apparent that Arnold has no choice but to try to help stop this bomb from going off, getting himself killed and the City blown up. A fast aced thriller. Arnold is very likable,even though he basically has no life besides his computer. He makes the story more intense since he is an ordinary young man. There is plenty of action, and suspense. The story is well written. Allen Wyler really knows how to pull his readers into the story. I highly recommend Deadly Odds to those who love a great thriller, I was hooked from the first page.
Arnold Gold is a 23 year old computer genius. He has developed a way to use statistics to make money through online gambling. But he is obsessed with his virginity. After several failed attempts at dating, and the death of his roommate, he goes to Las Vegas and gets and escort. But after too much alcohol he starts bragging about this program. Conveniently he is contacted by some guys that say they work for the FBI and they ask him to run some numbers. When his prediction comes true the real FBI catch up with Gold and decide to make him spy on the terrorists that want to use Gold’s data. Gold is stuck in the middle and trying to find a way to hack the terrorists without being caught or killed along the way. Allen Wyler’s previous books are thrillers in the medical profession. This is another field but with the same style. There is a lot of technical information but not in an overwhelming way. There was a lot of action from the start. With everything going on in the world today with technology and terrorists, this books makes you feel like it could happen to you. This is another great story by Allen Wyler. Make sure to add this one to your collection and check out his other books. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
This was a fast paced and engaging thriller. The story grabs you from the beginning and keeps you reading from beginning to end. This story delves into the dark side of technology and the hacking world and lifestyle. These are very relevant topics in the world today. While the story may come across as slightly far fetched at times, it also is very believable and relatable to recent events that have been in the news. The main character, Arnold, is very shy and awkward. One spur of the moment decision changes his life in a blink. The characters, for the most part, are relatable and likable, and readers will find themselves really feeling like a part of the story. The story has many twists and turns and is a really fun read all around!