By Chuck Wendig
An exhilarating thrill-ride during the underbelly of cyber espionage within the vein of David Ignatius’s The Director and the tv sequence Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest, which follows 5 iconoclastic hackers who're coerced into serving the U.S. government.
An Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and a web troll are every one provided a decision: visit legal or aid shield the USA, placing their brains and abilities to paintings for the govt for one year.
But being a white-hat doesn’t continually suggest you're employed for the nice men. The would-be cyberspies observe that backstage lurks a sinister NSA software, a synthetic intelligence code-named Typhon, that has origins and an evolution either risky and traumatic. And if it’s no longer introduced down, will quickly be uncontrollable.
Can the hackers get away their federal watchers and confront Typhon and its mysterious writer? And what does the govt really need them to do? in the event that they choose to flip the tables, will their very own secrets and techniques be exposed—and their lives erased like traces of undesirable code?
Combining the scientific-based, propulsive narrative kind of Michael Crichton with the eerie surroundings and conspiracy subject matters of The X-Files and the resourceful, speculative fringe of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Zer0es explores our deep-seated fears approximately govt surveillance and hacking in an artistic fast moving novel bound to earn Chuck Wendig the common acclaim he deserves.