With Zombies (Assured Destruction #3)

With Zombies (Assured Destruction #3)

by Michael F Stewart

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The final book in the Assured Destruction Series!

Jan Rose may already be expunged from the police department's High Tech Crime Unit. Her mother's hospitalized, and Assured Destruction's on the cusp of bankruptcy. But Jan doesn't wait on anything, she seeks out the customers who used to keep the family business afloat. That's when everything starts to go wrong.

A computer virus--aka the Zombie Worm--threatens not only her school and Shadownet, but the entire city. A skull with a chain running through its socket links a powerful gang to her former customers, and holds the secrets to why her father left and the identity of her mother's boyfriend.

To save her family and the business, Jan must determine who is friend and who is foe. And decide what type of hacker she wishes to become: Gray, white, or black. Not only her life hangs in the balance.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045804745
Publisher: Michael F Stewart
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Michael sees writing as a brilliant excuse to tramp across the world, and it has taken him abroad as a leader of Antarctic expeditions, crew of a tug boat on the Baltic Sea, paddling the Zambezi River, climbing in Sumatra, spelunking in Belize and, of course, singing inside the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid while lying in its rose-colored sarcophagus.Travel and a fascination with reading and religion spawned 24 Bones, which draws from Egyptian myth and is influenced by Jungian and Gnostic themes. Re-released in 2013.His second novel, a 2011 Epic Award Finalist, is closer to home but a setting no less exotic, the Alberta Tar Sands. A horror about a revenant prehistoric vampire titled THE SAND DRAGON.In 2012, HURAKAN launched: a Mayan themed thriller which pits the Maya against the MS-13 with a New York family stuck in the middle.In addition, a full length graphic novel THE TERMINALS is in production and has already been optioned for film and television.His four YA graphic novels for the Texty Award winning Boldprint series are published by Oxford University Press Canada.He's very excited to be publishing the Assured Destruction Series in 2013.In addition to his writing career, Michael is a four time world champion dragon boat athlete, father of four girls, and husband. He tries very hard to keep life an adventure both on and off the page.Michael is represented by Talcott Notch.

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With Zombies (Assured Destruction #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
The author, Michael F Stewart, has done it again.  He's brought the world of hacking, tweeting, etc to us fully wrapped in another perfect edition to the Assured Destruction series.  What makes his novels work so well?  This man has his finger right on the pulse of today's techno empire and knows just how to manipulate it to make a good story scream with genius. With Zombies, thankfully, has nothing to do with the Dawn of the Dead zombies.  It's more of a state of mind, and the use of the word in current slang terminology.  When I first saw the word zombies, I admit there was some dread involved, because I was concerned that the world of Assured Destruction had been turned up on end and wouldn't be the same that I had grown to be quite fond of.  It was turned on end, but not in a post-apocalyptic way, but with Jan focusing a bit more and starting to get the answers she's been working towards for awhile. In this book, we get answers on the men in Jan's life; Peter and her father.  We learn the identity of the infamous hacker Sw1ftM3rcy, and it's a doozy!  We learn just how deep things have gone before and how deep they are still today.  I found myself rooting for Janus even more than ever before and realizing just how much she's matured through the situations she's been in.  She's finding her way in life, after a few more delays, and there's a light at the end of the tunnel for her. This book is a YA techno thriller, but is perfect for any age and will have the computer geek in every reader singing to the Google lords.  Readers will be wanting their own chop-chop to play with, I mean, who doesn't like to completely destroy something when it's supposed to be done like that?  It's like putting a kid in a candy store and giving them the run of the place. The series has come to an end, but it will always hold a special niche in my reading world.  An enjoyable read that took the reader into a world that they have only heard about, into a knowledge bank of techno mumbo jumbo, but the author explains everything in such a way that you don't realize until after the fact, that he's done so and in a non-duh type of way.
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
Wow! Even with all the mystery and suspense, I was brought to tears with this final installment of this series. As we know from the first two books, Jan has gotten herself into multiple predicaments, which seems to always implicate her as the culprit. As Jan's troubles pile up, she tries to solve things herself, but she learns that she can't. This is definitely a mystery that kept me turning the page! I even got suspicious of these characters...haha! As Jan was getting closer and closer to getting the answers that she has been asking herself for some time since her father left, every thing that has happened to her became even more clearer as to how it was all connected. This final installment was filled with suspense,action, and some humor as Jan revealed the truth behind all her troubles...personal and otherwise. I couldn't stop turning the pages...that's how I was completely engrossed into Jan's plight. I thoroughly loved it! I could even see this as a movie...that's how descriptive and well developed Michael F. Stewart's characters, setting and plot was.