The Blue Nowhere

The Blue Nowhere

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Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and The Bone Collector featuring popular forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, delivers a masterful thriller about a psychotic computer hacker/killer packed with stunning and fact-based technical details and signature Deaver plot twists.

People in Silicon Valley are dying. 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.

Desperate, the head of the Computer Crimes Division frees Wyatt Gillette, imprisoned on his own hacking charge, to aid the investigation. Gillette has wrangled with Phate before and is glad to have his chance for revenge. But when the head of the CCD, and the man who hired him, is murdered, Wyatt must report to Frank Bristol, a grizzled homicide detective who favors old-fashioned sleuthing and forensic evidence to track killers. Together, Wyatt and Bristol make an unlikely team but with the same villain in their crosshairs, they'll have to learn to get over the generational, and technological, gaps.

Filled with accurate technical details, a "high-tension wired" ( People ) mystery, and shocking surprises, The Blue Nowhere will keep you guessing the outcome to the very last page.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001.
ISBN: 9781501139802
Characteristics: 426 p. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 26, 2018

A really, really enjoyable read from the masterfully devious Deaver. The book was written in 2001 and though it may seem dated, I think it exhibits a certain prescience. Just when you think you have it figured out, Deaver blows up the plot in your face and blows you away. It's off the beaten track for the author but it's delightful and delectable.

Dec 07, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. If you're into computers you will probably find something to appeal to you in it. Fast-paced, interesting plot, and a pretty good unexpected turn at the end

Mar 08, 2011

I like the author but can't relate to
cyberspace, so suggest patrons
read the description first.

Nov 01, 2006

Fans of Jeffery Deaver ? and those who haven't yet had the pleasure of enjoying his books ? will definitely add this novel to their "recommended reading" list. An excellent thriller that takes readers into the world of computers and the subculture known only to hackers (or krackers). Not at all techno-heavy ? anyone who's ever booted up a Mac or PC and run a program or cruised the Internet will be familiar with the computer jargon used in the novel. Of course, the book comes complete with all the twists and turns and unexpected outcomes that Deaver readers love in his books. But hurry ? like the technology it's based on, the book itself may become outdated: characters loading software to thwart a virus still use 3.5" floppy discs? no CD discs, 2G flashes or USB ports.

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