It’s two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cyber-security analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling Al-Qaida’s assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensified since she became a part of his team.
But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace-more sophisticated than any virus seen before-has been identified, roiling international politics. Jeff and Daryl are summoned to root it out and discover its source. As the trojan penetrates Western intelligence, and the terrifying truth about its creator is revealed, Jeff and Daryl find themselves in a desperate race to reverse it as the fate of both East and West hangs in the balance.
A thrilling suspense story and a sober warning from one of the world’s leading experts on cyber-security, Trojan Horse exposes the already widespread use of international cyber-espionage as a powerful and dangerous weapon, and the lengths to which one man will go to stop it.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Series:||Jeff Aiken Series , #2|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
MARK RUSSINOVICH works at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft’s senior-most technical position. A cofounder of Winternals, he joined Microsoft when the company was acquired in 2006. He is author of the popular Sysinternals tools as well as coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. His first Jeff Aiken novel, Zero Day, was published in 2011. He lives in Washington State.
Learn more at www.trojanhorsethebook.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As literature,,,,,,boring. One of 4 books i've ever quit reading
After listening to an interview with Mark Russinovich -known to every experienced IT person from Sysinternals tools-, I thought I'd give his new book a try. As pure fiction I'd give it 4 stars, even though it stretches suspension of disbelief to the breaking point a few times. But I really had expected a story more "grounded in solid technology" as the writer claimed himself. The book seems hastily redacted as the first two chapters already contain glaring mistakes, then I stopped caring. Later the maker of so-called "OfficeWorks" even slips in one time - but I assume that was on purpose. Also for a fiction book too much agenda and *directional* fear-mongering is applied. Finally if you read attentively you find that the hacker attack, that triggered the deaths of several people at the beginning of the book, had only taken place because emergency power generators for essential systems hadn't worked properly - now I'm soo afraid of hackers! Not. Overall the author strives to create the feel of a good Michael Crichton novel, but falls short. 3 stars.
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The young dragon flies in, she is only a couple years old but old enough to be dangerous. Her skin is a shimmery blue color and her eyes are a bright and curious green. She looks around curiously.