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The Resource Invasion of privacy : a novel, Christopher Reich

Invasion of privacy : a novel, Christopher Reich

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Invasion of privacy : a novel
Title
Invasion of privacy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Reich
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"On a remote, dusty road forty miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. Left to pick up the pieces is Mary Grant, Joe's young wife and mother of their two daughters. The official report places blame for the deaths on Joe's shoulders . . . but the story just doesn't add up and Mary has too many troubling questions that need answers. How did Joe's final voice mail—containing a cryptic warning for Mary, recorded moments before the fatal shooting—disappear without a trace from her phone? Stonewalled by the FBI, Mary will be drawn into a deadly conspiracy that puts her in the crosshairs of the richest and most powerful men in America . . . and the newest and most terrifying surveillance system known to man."--
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Review
  • Mary Grant’s husband, Joe, an FBI agent, leaves Mary a voice mail containing their secret mayday code right before he is shot in a remote location seemingly unrelated to his current assignment. Mary demands to know why steadfast Joe was frightened, especially after the FBI claims that Joe sloppily allowed an informant to get the drop on him. Joe’s supervisor refuses to provide answers, and the voice mail mysteriously disappears, leaving behind a trail of sophisticated code that even Mary’s gifted hacker daughter, Jessie, can’t decipher. When has-been local reporter Tank Potter questions the FBI’s version of events, Mary finds an ally willing to overlook danger and investigate Joe’s last case. At the same time, Jessie is determined to decipher the code that erased her father’s final message and sneaks away to consult infamous hacker RudeBoy. As Mary gets closer to finding the target of Joe’s secret investigation, she uncovers evidence pointing to the country’s most powerful tech firm. Timely Big-Brother thrills combine with roller-coaster pacing and a satisfying conclusion. -- Tran, Christine (Reviewed 05-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 17, p38)
  • Within hours of Austin-based FBI special agent Joe Grant’s murder, his widow, Mary, and two daughters find themselves fighting for their own lives in this absorbing, though intensely creepy, cyber thriller from Thriller Award–winner Reich (The Prince of Risk ). Troubled by the Bureau’s stonewalling over the circumstances of Joe’s death, as well as a red-flag final voice mail Joe left her that mysteriously vanished, Mary starts pressing for answers—making her a problem for the same powerful forces who silenced her husband, chief among them megalomaniac Internet magnate Ian Prince. It’s anything but a fair fight, or a believable one. Furthermore, as much as readers will want to root for the feisty homemaker and her principal allies—her 15-year-old daughter, Jessie, a fierce hacker, and alcoholic (but hunky) reporter Tank Potter—some may not be game to spend so much time with the morally bereft Prince and his skin-crawling henchmen, including a pedophile with designs on Mary’s cancer-stricken 11-year-old daughter, Grace. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 6, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 14, p)
  • After Mary Grant's FBI agent husband is killed in a shootout for which he is blamed, a message he sent beforehand is wiped from her phone. Now she's up against the FBI—and a powerful new surveillance system. Billed as a breakout, though Reich is already a New York Times best-selling author. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed January 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 1, p66)
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10401462
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DLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reich, Christopher
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Information technology
  • Government investigators
  • Husbands
  • Privacy, Right of
Target audience
general
Label
Invasion of privacy : a novel, Christopher Reich
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780307473820
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014027364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890807672
Label
Invasion of privacy : a novel, Christopher Reich
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780307473820
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014027364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890807672

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