God of the Internet

God of the Internet

by Lynn Lipinski


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When a hacker known as G0d_of_Internet hijacks millions of computers to do the bidding of an Islamic jihadist group, their first act is to disrupt the water treatment systems in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Then the power grids go down.

Is this the start of a digital world war?

The only thing standing between the terrorists and their goal to weaponize the internet is a small band of white hat hackers, including cybersecurity guru Mahaz Al-Dossari and his wife Juliana.

The search is on for a couple hundred lines of code and a global hacker network before they can make good on their ultimate threat to divert money from the world’s banks. But G0d_of_Internet has been tracking their every move. And it’s Juliana, a PR manager lacking in technical skills, who may hold the key to unmasking the hacker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996467629
Publisher: Majestic Content Los Angeles
Publication date: 07/16/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Lynn Lipinski is a writer and public relations professional who spent four years working on global Internet governance. God of the Internet is her second novel.

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God of the Internet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a real thrill ride of a read, God of the Internet by author Lynn Lipinski is a book that will grab readers from the very first pages, and keep them obsessively turning the pages all the way through until the very end. Follow the story of a group of "White Hat" computer hackers, working to assist the United States government as they try to disable the code devised by the hacker known as the G0d_of_Internet", whose code has hijacked millions of computers to do the bidding of an Islamic jihadist group. One of the White Hats, Mahaz Al-Dossari, recruits his wife, Juliana, to help in their desperate mission. Even though her skills are much below the rest of the group, she agrees to help, to try to save the country from ruin. Besides the stress of that situation, Juliana and Mahaz's marriage is on the brink of disaster, and she fears that he will take their children back to his home country of Saudi Arabia, where she is likely never to see them again. Will the family, or the country as a whole, survive? You'll need to read the book to find out! I very much enjoyed God of the Internet. This is truly an edge of your seat type of book, and will keep many readers up reading much longer than they every anticipated. Author Lynn Lipinski has done a fantastic job with her realistic story line and intriguing characters, and I am pleased to be able to recommend this book very highly. I look forward to reading more from this very promising author, and hope to do so in the very near future!
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
How vulnerable are we? God of the Internet is the first book by Tara Lipinski that I have read, so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was far more than I expected in the second novel this author has published. This is a standalone with a soft cliffhanger for what could be future books in a series. I enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all of that info here. The author did a great job of explaining cyber security as simply as possible so a complicated subject could make sense to the reader. This is a story of how vulnerable we are with everything we do being online and using our own computers against us. There are enough twists and turns to keep readers interested. It definitely kept me reading. I look forward to reading more of her books. I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
bookluvr35SL More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It is scary how real all of it is or could be. This book really makes you think of how vulnerable we would be here in the United States if a terrorist group were to hack into and control our internet. This book is fast paced and will hold your attention to the very last word. There was a lot of technical stuff that went over my head, but the author wrote it in such a way that you didn't lose anything from the story if you aren't tech savvy. This is definitely a must-read.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
A lot of time, effort, and money is being devoted to attempt to predict the next attempt that a relatively small group of radicals will attempt to use to attack the West. Will it be a shoe-bomb on an airliner? Perhaps a pressure cooker along a racetrack? In “G0d_of_Internet”, Lynn Lipinski argues via fictional thriller that cyberspace will be the new battleground. Our government – ALL of the world's governments – are unable to deal with the relatively unregulated frontier of the Internet. How can any one agent – or agency – deal with a situation where someone can tweak the controls of the Los Angeles water system in real-time from half a world away? How can an open network of white-hat hackers deal with the situation when the whole spirit of openness means that the bad guys can actually join the team and monitor their progress? Ms. Lipinski wrote an interesting and entertaining novel, although my enjoyment was someone dampened by her choice to use 3rd person present tense throughout her story. (Perhaps under the circumstances, calling it “real time” would be more appropriate?) In addition, (and I'll be broad here to avoid spoilers), it seemed that mystery of who was responsible wasn't as mysterious as the author may have intended. There was only one character who I wasn't sure if was a part of the conspiracy, a red herring, or an innocent dupe – and by the end, I STILL didn't know! There is enough good to be said about this book to justify the reader's investment in time and money in “G0d_of_Internet”. Pay special attention to the lesson which is rather blatantly painted between the lines on each page – I fear that Ms. Lipinski will be treated more as a prophet than a novelist in the near future. RATING: 3 1/2 stars, rounded up to 4 stars where 1/2 stars are not permitted. NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book in a random draw, with the hope (but not requirement) of an honest and hopefully prompt review.
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
I was really caught up in the book from the very first page. The subject matter is very timely and very scary, too. It makes you want to up your personal security on line and makes you aware of just how vulnerable we can all be. And ... it left me definitely wanting to read the next book!
MIkeHamilton More than 1 year ago
Just finished God if Internet by Lynn Lipinksi . 5 Stars Very well written! Taut suspense and a scary real world threat! Characters I could really relate to and understand
Koolaid53 More than 1 year ago
Look out folks, I found a great writer and the name is Lynn Lipinski. God of the Internet is an exciting and thrilling read. It really keeps you guessing right up to the end. I was impressed how the characters developed and were laid out throughout the book. Isn't just like a writer to throw in a little romance in a mystery. I could just see this book come to life as it progressed. I am not a bigot or anything, but the characters fell right into line with the nationalities that they were. Hypocrites, all of them. Glad for the just rewards. I just can't wait for the next. This book was provided by Netgalley for a fair and honest review.
Laura_Dierdon More than 1 year ago
"God of the Internet" is a good book, but like others have said, I figured out way too early who the villain is. It's clear that the author did her homework and research into the underworld and dark web participants. Despite figuring out the villain early on, her storytelling is excellent, and her characters do come alive. Overall, it's a great book, and I would recommend it if you are looking for an easy read to get lost in briefly.
MrsMichele More than 1 year ago
Fresh and well written. There's a fine line in writing a story about a cyber attack based in the middle east to not end up with the antagonists as caricatures. The author does a good job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is about a hacker who is attempting to sabotage much of the infrastructure of various parts of the US. It is also about a family and its gradual disintegration. The plot is fast moving and riveting, partly because it is so very plausible. I found it to be gripping. Thanks to Net Galley and Majestic Content Los Angeles for an ARC for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is about a hacker who is attempting to sabotage much of the infrastructure of various parts of the US. It is also about a family and its gradual disintegration. The plot is fast moving and riveting, partly because it is so very plausible. I found it to be gripping. Thanks to Net Galley and Majestic Content Los Angeles for an ARC for an honest review.
gxianfranko More than 1 year ago
I received "G0d_of_Internet” through NetGalley. The site reported several positive reviews, so I bypassed my stack of books-to-read and dove right in this novel. Well, I was right. “G0d_of_Internet” is an enjoyable and well-written book. I would define it a tale of hate and love. Hate is harboring in the heart of a man who turned himself against all that he lived in the USA and choose to be a terrorist cyber-weapon, to wreak havoc and chaos on the Western economy. Love is blossoming in the heart of another man, one of the "heroes", for a woman humiliated by an unrecognizable husband. Of course, the story is much more varied, with several twists, with a little of (understandable) computer jargon, with a mother and two adolescents and their reactions to the events even from a particular point of view… Did I manage to intrigue you? Great. Satisfy your thirst by diving in "G0d_of_Internet”. You’ll enjoy the reading.
rfcurious More than 1 year ago
Outstanding cyber-political thriller. Fast paced and very believable. The way my life is structured I have to read a little and then go do something else for a while. It was hard to maintain that pattern with this story. I was driven to know what happened next. The way things ended I still want to know what happens next. Any thoughts about a sequel? (Just my opinion.)
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I truly didn't like this book. It wasn't so much the plot that was so bad (I was pretty intrigued by it and the possibilities of terrorists doing something along such lines), but the writing just was very jarring. I can't honestly say if I'd read another book by this author, specifically because of the style. Maybe it's just me, but personally I found the first-person present (I think that's what it was supposed to be) very off-putting. Sorry I couldn't give it a better review than that.