Monday, April 29, 2013
Michael F. Stewart - Assured Destruction - Review & Giveaway
About the Book
Sixteen-year-old Jan Rose knows that nothing is ever truly deleted. At least, not from the hard drives she scours to create the online identities she calls the Shadownet.
Hobby? Art form? Sad, pathetic plea to garner friendship, even virtually? Sure, Jan is guilty on all counts. Maybe she’s even addicted to it. It’s an exploration. Everyone has something to hide. The Shadownet’s hard drives are Jan’s secrets. They're stolen from her family’s computer recycling business Assured Destruction. If the police found out, Jan’s family would lose their livelihood.
When the real people behind Shadownet’s hard drives endure vicious cyber attacks, Jan realizes she is responsible. She doesn’t know who is targeting these people or why but as her life collapses Jan must use all her tech savvy to bring the perpetrators to justice before she becomes the next victim.
Janus is a teenage girl who works at her mother's computer recycling business, called Assured Destruction. She is in charge of deleting the hard drives that come in which gets her involved in fake profiles of people on her secretive network.
This book will be interesting to younger people as it has a lot of social media language since Janus is a computer genius. She is a likeable girl who gets herself involved in this world, and her mother doesn't know anything about it.
This wasn't my usual genre, but I enjoyed the story very much and who knows it could become a series.
The shocking surprise of the story was the culprit who was responsible for her cyber attacks. I found this story to be an interesting read.
Assured Destruction can be purchased at:
Amazon (paperback), Kindle
Prices/Formats: $2.99 ebook, $8.99 paperback
Publisher: Non Sequitur Press
Release: March 22, 2013
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About the Author
After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.
Links to connect with Michael:
Blog Tour Site
About the Giveaway
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