Someone is killing people in Sacramento Valley. Seemingly unrelated, the deaths are perpetrated by a murderer who knows everything there is to know about the victims - who can kill them because of the intimacy he seems to have with them. An intimacy which is created by his ability to track their every move through the virtual world, as soon as they switch on their computer. Streetwise cop Frank Bishop is detailed to the case, allied unwillingly to a young hacker, Wyatt Gillette, who is sprung from prison to pit his brilliance against the criminal's. But no one knows who to trust in an environment where everything is suspect, and pressing the wrong letter on your keyboard may mean death. This is the novel that will make you hesitate every time you click on the box that says 'Are you sure you want to send this over the Internet?'.
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(178mm x 130mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Wyatt Gillette is a computer hacker, brought out of prison to assist the police in finding a killer who is targeting his victims using computers. The mysterious Phate has taken computer role-playing games too far - to the extent that taking a human life has become a matter of accumulating points. Gillette and Frank Bishop, the detective in charge of the investigation, must work together in the face of numerous baffling diversions and booby traps to find Phate and his only friend and ally, Shawn. Deaver is a master of the plot twist and this thriller is as gripping as its predecessors, with characters who are refreshingly different from the cliches of the genre. Most memorable, however, is Deaver's evocation of cyberspace - the blue nowhere of the title. It's a terrifying world where you can never tell for certain who you're speaking to and every detail of your life is open to a skilled criminal, and Deaver manages to make it comprehensible and mysterious at the same time. A real achievement. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories and 29 internationally bestselling novels, including the latest James Bond novel Carte Blanche. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted. Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California. Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.