Tanner Zane is an upstanding Mormon with a secret criminal past-extensive computer hacking. When kidnappers force him to breach a top-security government facility, Tanner engages in an intense game of intellectual cat-and-mouse with his captors. This thrilling tale will change the way you reveal information online!
|Publisher:||Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution|
|Product dimensions:||1.00(w) x 5.50(h) x (d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You'll Get The Inside Track To The World Of Hackers. Fantastic Novel! I’m somewhat of a privacy nut. Not only for the possibility of identity theft but for the safety of my children. I can’t say I’m special enough to target but who knows, I may unintentionally tick someone off, run into a loon, or as this book illustrated, used as a pawn! This novel reminded me that my paranoia is not unfounded. There are career professional hackers out there out for a quick buck and due to our technology age, cyber terrorism is possible. But don’t get me wrong, this book was not out to freak the readers out. Quite the opposite in fact. Through the entertaining story, the reader was enlightened to the world of hackers and its impact on individuals and the nation. Hackers are not just behind the scene/computer but out in the public ..pulling the “stupid tourist” trick, posing as police officers, or even date you!! You’ll be introduced to terms like, rootkit, PKI, Shor’s algorithm, malware, and Bluesnarf. Such information gives you the feeling of being in the inside track and that was invigorating …knowledge is power kind of thing. So kudos for that! But the story line was fantastic as well. I was captivated early on and found my mind reeling in the account as I read. I felt Tanner’s toe pain, I saw the Starting Five’s (the captors: Charles, Patrick, Magic, Michael, and Patrick …basketball fans will understand) trickery, and I understood Becky and Ken’s vulnerability. There were thrilling and surprising moments that had me shouting, “Oh crap, no way!” I was absolutely enthralled. I knew Tanner was up to something with the bass guitar but wow, he’s one really smart cookie! And the author even threw in a sweet love interest. So this novel had it all; information, action, twists, and romance. The read was so exciting that I agreed to take my kids to our local trampoline place. They played, I read. How smart am I? Killed two birds with one stone. An hour here and there like those, I finished the book in one day! This was not your typical Hollywood espionage story with heavy violence and sexual content. That wasn't necessary. Who knew? ;)
A PHENOMENAL spy/espionage book! THIS ONE REALLY DELIVERS! I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! Tanner Zane and his parents have been kidnapped. Why? Because Tanner has a secret past of computer hacking...and they want him to hack into a "top-security government facility" to get the plans for the quantum computer. Keeping Tanner's parents as collateral forces him to go against everything he has promised to NEVER DO AGAIN! But Tanner is smarter than the criminals give him credit for and he starts an intellectual game of wits with his captors. TWIST and TURNS will lead you on a fantastic chase of "cat-and-mouse" using the cyber-world as the background. SO. SO. SO. GOOD! A MUST READ!
5 STARS I enjoyed The Quantum Breach. The technology of the book was over my head but made the book feel real and very believable. Especially with all the cyber stealing of countries. The suspense was very good you were not sure how it would all play out. I liked Tanner and a few other characters in the book. The kidnappers were good characters too. At times they were really likeable. It did mention LDS beliefs very simple and not preachy. Mainly as one motive for Tanner's change and why a relationship had broken up. The setting was the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. It made me want to visit some of the places. Tanner Zane used to be a computer hacker and made a fortune. Then he realized what he had done and changed. He gave his money to charity. Now he has been at a company that after working for seven years you get two months off paid vacation. He is taking his parents on a trip paying for everything. He is single. The plot somehow a gang new he was a computer hacker and kidnapped him and his parents. They were kept at different locations. If Tanner did not steel technology from a high security place they would kill his parents. He would be working 18 hour days. He was in a isolated area. Had a ankle monitoring bracelet with GPS on it. He always had two guards around him at a time and someone who understood what he was doing with computer. You never knew if Tanner could break into the top secret site. If they would kill his parents or him. Good drama, lots of action, smart thinking. Good clean read. I would read another book by Denver Acey again. Especially with Tanner in it. I think I need to look at what is on my computer and what information is out on the internet about me. I know an awful lot is. This is a good book if you want a smart, action, spy book novel that is real life like. I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of giving a honest review of it from Cedar Fort.