Deep State (Dagmar Shaw Thrillers #2)

Deep State (Dagmar Shaw Thrillers #2)

by Walter Jon Williams

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BN ID: 2940158854316
Publisher: World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Series: Dagmar Shaw Thrillers , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,048,393
File size: 329 KB

About the Author

Walter Jon Williams is an award-winning author who has been listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times and the Times of London. He is the author of twenty-seven novels and three collections of short fiction.

His first novel to attract serious public attention was Hardwired (1986), described by Roger Zelazny as "a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars."

In 2001 he won a Nebula Award for his novelette, “Daddy’s World,” and won again in 2005 for “The Green Leopard Plague.”

He has also written for George RR Martin's Wild Cards project.

His latest work is Quillifer, a epic fantasy. Walter has also written for comics, the screen, and for television, and has worked in the gaming field. He was a writer for the alternate reality game Last Call Poker, and has scripted the mega-hit Spore.

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Deep State 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
To publicize the latest James Bond film Stunrunner, which takes place predominantly in Turkey, the producer hires the Great Big Idea firm to create an augmented reality game (ARG) tied to the movie. Leading the ARG development is Dagmar Shaw, who detests that the host nation has been taken over by the military; she has nightmares over what she once did for the military oligopoly junta. As Dagmar, her boss Lincoln and the crew (local nationals and Americans) prepare for the final event, she meets the leader General Bozbeyli and inadvertently insults him. She realizes the junta now has targeted them in spite of the terrific publicity received by the country and subsequently them by the Bond tie-in. On the lam while hosting the last ARG, the team makes it to Cyprus where the American government recruits them to use their skills to undercut the junta who possess High Zap; a weapon developed by Lincoln years ago capable of destabilizing the internet. Although over the top of Mount Ararat, readers will appreciate this exhilarating faster than the speed of light thriller. The key to the exciting plot is in spite of the action, Dagmar and Lincoln come across as real caring people who made major mistakes with who has gained access to their programs. Fans will enjoy Deep State as Walter John Williams reminds readers that today's strange bedfellows is tomorrow's enemy (just ask Cheney and Hussein) Harriet Klausner
David Strange More than 1 year ago
While i normally love all of Stross'works, this one felt rushed and did not bring tge protagonist's story to an interesting conclusion. Too bad, but given how much I've enjoyed his other books, I will let this one slide