The Blue Nowhere: A Novel [Jeffery Deaver] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. His code name is Phate — a sadistic computer hacker who. How do you write a truly gripping thriller about people staring into computer screens? Many have tried, none have succeeded—until now. Leave it to Deaver, the. The Blue Nowhere will forever change the way you feel about your computer. Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author of The Empty Chair and The Bone Collector.

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Other than this the eeaver is readable and will probably be enjoyed by both “computer people” though by now it’s badly dated and “point and clickers” like me alike. For the cybersecurity history buffs in the crowd, Deaver provides a nice window into the hacking culture of the time.

The Cybersecurity Canon: The Blue Nowhere

Throughout the story, Phate jeffer an ally, one who keeps revealing the police plans and actions so Phate can stay one step ahead of the authorities. We do come to care about the characters and really want that bad guy nailed, and once the book gets toward mid-way, our reluctance to put it down is probably the best recommendation.

The reasons that systems are vulnerable to cracking are generally attributable to human carelessness, such things as users writing down passwords or using obvious words, or bugs in software which can be exploited. Two people are always better than one. My second Jeffery Deaver read, Edge, was much more enjoyable. This could be a possibility. Books by Jeffery Deaver. jjeffery


The Cybersecurity Canon: The Blue Nowhere – Palo Alto Networks Blog

I was on a Jeffery Deaver kick a few years ago and being unable to find an unread Lincoln Rhyme novel one of which later ended my obsessive reading of Mr. Aug 06, Karen rated it did not like it Shelves: See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

The story has his usual twists and turns and surprises but certainly seems a bit over-populated in places a a few too many red herrings and what seems to be an extra victim or so. Still, Deaver writes well, and his characters show some depth.

View Full Version of PW. There was a genius behind it, a mind that knows how to infiltrate and seize control of any computer.

She made a reservation at eight. One of them is a killer while the other resides in prison. Just another example of this author’s genius! With his skills, Phate can not only change identities at will a knack known as “social engineering” in hacking parlance but can manipulate all computerized records about himself.

It’s not Jeffrey Deaver’s fault. Apr 14, Ron rated it really liked it. Little does our convicted felon know, our hacker killer has his eyes set on him to be the next victim. I work in IT and it scared me a lot! To ask other readers questions about The Blue Nowheredeavre sign up.

With the combat jacket and wig on. Nor was it across the street in the Apple Computer lot or the one next to it, belonging to Sun Microsystems.

Where state of the art computer hackers download information onto floppy disks and are easily identified by their calloused fingertips from all that keyboard pounding. Open Preview See a Problem?


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A mysterious, psychotic, and brilliant computer hacker, code-named Phate, is infiltrating their computer, invading their lives, and—with the perfect line, the perfect, personal detail—luring them to their deaths. Gillette is good, he soon finds a lead and Anderson goes off to arrest the wizard, unfortunately he becomes the next corpse, stabbed in the heart which is Phate’s way of gaining the maximum scores for his kills.

Another glance out the window. The one part of the plot which seems unlikely, if not impossible, is the program used by Phate to target the victims, which is named Trapdoor.

The main character needs to hack because it is there in the sense of climbing Everest or K2. Phate leans that his old cyber crony searches for him turning this into a hacker’s duel to the death. The actual crime plot is pretty hackneyed, but the computing background means that the novel is more than just a run of the mill police procedural.

She figured that it would be two minutes before one of these boys approached her and she missed that estimate by only ten seconds. The ” nowhere” represents online space, that world of electrons that hackers and unline freaks lose themselves in.