Unholy Code (A Lana Elkins Thriller)

Unholy Code (A Lana Elkins Thriller)

by Thomas Waite

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Unholy Code (A Lana Elkins Thriller) by Thomas Waite

The "Summer of Blood" explodes. The U.S. is under siege from foreign jihadists and domestic terrorists. When a brilliant exploit strikes at the heart of the National Security Agency's own network, former NSA operative Lana Elkins discovers that it came from within the United States itself. More surprising still is the attacker: "Steel Fist," a cyber-savvy radical white supremacist whose legions feed on his anti-Islamic exhortations. His popularity only grows when a jihadist team carries out a bold, but baffling, attack on the Louisiana coast, bringing ashore a lethal invader no one can see.

Most mysterious of all are Golden Voice, a hacker of unparalleled skill with a murderous agenda and a secret past, and Tahir Hijazi, a Muslim refugee from Sudan with his own shadowy history. When Tahir's young nephew starts dating Lana's daughter Emma, Steel Fist calls upon his fans to embark on a new mission: assassinate the entire Elkins family.

As extremists battle each other--with Lana fighting both ends from the middle--the conflict becomes deeply personal, the stakes tragically high.

In Thomas Waite's edgiest tale yet, battles savage the American heartland, shaking the very foundations of the world's mightiest nation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156796229
Publisher: Marlborough Press
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Series: Lana Elkins Thrillers , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 445,666
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Thomas Waite is the bestselling author of the celebrated Lana Elkins thriller series. Lethal Code was declared "Taut, tense, and provocative” by Hank Phillippi Ryan, the Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author, who quickly added “…this frighteningly knowing cyberthriller will keep you turning pages—not only to devour the fast-paced fiction, but to worry about how much is terrifyingly true." Trident Code followed in form. “Scary good,” according to King Features columnist Dale Dauten: “The science and technology are as convincing as they are chilling, with an original trifecta of cyber, nuclear, and environmental terrorism all worked into one wild ride of a plot.” Unholy Code now finds Elkins fighting enemies of all stripes in the heart of America, battles that rage on the ground, in the air, and in the ever-escalating violence of cyberspace.

Waite’s first novel, Terminal Value, reached #1 at Amazon. One reviewer wrote, “Terminal Value is to the corporate world what John Grisham's The Firm is to lawyering: a taut, fast, relentless thriller. A most impressive debut novel."

Waite is a board director of, and an advisor to, a number of technology companies. His nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe, and The Daily Beast. He lives in Boston.

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Unholy Code (A Lana Elkins Thriller) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Connie57103 More than 1 year ago
NetGalley Unholy Code by Thomas Waite Pub Date 12 Jul 2016 Review by Connie Anderson Reviewer at Netgalley, Librarything, and Goodreads Type of reviewer: Traditional Reviewer (A publication assigns me reviews) Member Since 2014 I Recommend This Book Yes Review Last updated on 23 Dec 2016 Book Three of Lana Elkins finds her daughter, who is 17 and in high school, in love with a Sudenese Muslim who goes to her school. His uncle used to be connected to Al-Quid a and ISIS, who now lives in Bethesda, Maryland. The uncle is not at all happy that his Muslim nephew is dating a white, American girl. Plot thickens when nearly the kid's whole lives can be found on social media. Lana is an American target by ISIS due to her post in cyber security against terrorists. Neo-Nazis target Lana's daughter, Emma, to slaughter on social media and make it look like ISIS did it. This is a very violent book, bordering on gruesome sickness. It was just a little much for me, although I enjoyed most of the book. It is a bout of non-stop action adventure that makes one pray this never happens on U. S. soil. It is most definitely worth the read. NetGalley gave me an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Spy versus Spy or Hacker versus Hacker versus Hacker and citizens of the world are caught in the middle as radical Islamists bring terror and deadly attacks to the U.S. When a vile White Supremacist begins to flood the net with his messages of hate and intolerance, former NSA operative, Lana Elkins is assigned to track, hack and crack the location of “Steel Fist.” But is he the only hacker out there destroying the secrets of the government or is another vigilante also creating back doors and traps with their own agenda? Upper echelon computer genius, mother and sort of wife, Lana becomes the target of revenge when her family is marked for death by Steel Fist. When her teen daughter falls for a Muslim boy, nowhere will be safe to hide. Lana is caught between duty to country and the crippling fear of a mother when events steal her daughter from her. Unholy Code by Thomas Waite is a dark and vicious tale of intrigue, hatred and the mass frenzy one twisted genius can wreak on the masses. Without hesitation, Thomas Waite depicts scenes of graphic violence with cringe-worthy clarity, playing the fears and prejudices of a world in turmoil. His characters flesh and blood, opinionated and often far too mysterious to truly understand as the current events of the day are chewed up and spit out in fictitious form. His tale is one of sad realism and will cause one to look into their own reactions as they read his well-thought out tale. I found myself asking myself, how much hatred and lack of acceptance of our differences does it take to destroy the world completely and how much goes unreported as we worry about what kind of latte to have? Who are the real villains and who should we be the most afraid of? Brutal, frightening and thought provoking throughout. I received this copy from Marlborough Press in exchange for my honest review.
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
A.n imaginative thriller written in a style guaranteed to maintain the suspense throughout the story. The use of terrorist activity, high-tech hacking, and characters rich in diversity creates a story that defines the present. The United States is under siege from internal and external terrorists, while most of the seaboard is in chaos from the rise in sea levels resulting from a bomb in Antarctica. In this setting normal human greed and hatred combined with bureaucratic stupidity puts Lana Elkins and her family in the crosshairs of a multitude of enemies. Pictures and directions posted by popular on-line activists create extreme danger and no place to hide. The book is guaranteed to raise your pulse.