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Cyberterror [Mass Market Paperback]

R. J. Pineiro
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Feb. 1 2004
Computers increase the flow of natural gas to the San Antonio, Texas, distribution center increasing the pressure, triggering multiple leaks which result in massive explosions. The death toll is in the thousands, ten times the number of injured and homeless.

Tom Graham has spent twenty years as America's top counterterrorist operative. But this attack was something neither Graham nor America were prepared for. An attack via computer, and suddenly a new word enters the American mainstream, cyberterror. Enlisting the aid of the FBI's Karen Frost, a special agent who has never played by the rules, and Michael Patrick Ryan, Stanford computer whiz, Graham tracks one of the hackers to an address in Florida. The new government Agency, the Counter Cyberterrorism Team, kicks in the door, only to find the booby-trapped corpse of a computer science professor. The explosion takes out two CCT agents.

Meanwhile, a mysterious terrorist, Kulzak, is on to his next target in America. But the apparently random strikes are just a cover to divert attention from his true mission.

Suddenly, Graham, Frost, and Ryan find themselves at the center of a war for the survival of our nation. A war that will force them to draw on their combined experiences to fight and stop an enemy that is as formidable as he is ruthless, as deadly as he is brilliant-an enemy determined to unleash a wave of destruction on America.

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Prolific technothrillster Pineiro addresses the vulnerability of present cybernetic systems, large and small, to terrorism. Superterrorist Kulzak jiggers the controls to the gas lines in the San Antonio area, spreading death and devastation far and wide. Expert counterterrorist operative Tom Graham, cowboy FBI agent Karen Frost (hubba hubba!), and computer whiz Michael Patrick Ryan form one of those special teams that are always more effective in thrillers than in real life. They and their spear-carrying colleagues take their lumps but eventually prevail. Pineiro has always subordinated characterization to hardware and action, and he has frequently played to his readers' paranoia. That said, remember that readers with voracious appetites for fast action and hardware exist in droves, and that is how they will come for this book. Moreover, after 9/11, is any terrorist act that is physically possible too improbable to be envisioned in a novel? Roland Green
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"An author equally at ease with complex software and superior storytelling."-Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Traitor
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed Book! March 15 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
R.J. Pineiro has written another exciting book.I have yet to read a boring book from R.J. Pineiro.In this book you have the ultimate villain in Ares Kulzak. He is being pursued by three
good guys,Tom Graham,Michael Ryan,and Karen Frost.Kulzak begins the book by leveling San Antonio due to a gas leak caused by computer interference by Kulzak.Kulzak is trying to obtain four computer passwords that would give him control over the nuclear launch codes.During the course of this book Kulzak causes wide scale tragedy in Melbourne,Florida,Austin,New Orleans, Los Angeles and finally San Francisco.The three agents combat the efforts of Kulzak all over the country.They battle him in the cyberworld and every place that he attempts to strike.This book
is another winner from R.J. Pineiro.I enjoyed this book and you will too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cyberterror April 30 2003
Format:Hardcover
This author just gets better and better. His subject and characters made up a very intriguing story. It grabbed me by the hand and ran me at a break-neck speed through an adventure not even imagined. He got my attention early with the pipeline because I don't live so far from them but he never let up with adding more to the story with the the action inside the brains of a computer and much more. Action movies are exciting but books like this are so much more. I didn't even miss the visuals because he paints it so well for me to see. It just amazes how unlimited the possibilities for terror are. To me this is fantasy but in reality........... Most of us will never know just how much of a possibility some of this is. I'm looking forward to more of his books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cyberterror April 30 2003
Format:Hardcover
This author just gets better and better. His subject and characters made up a very intriguing story. It grabbed me by the hand and ran me at a break-neck speed through an adventure not even imagined. He got my attention early with the pipeline because I don't live so far from them but he never let up with adding more to the story with the the action inside the brains of a computer and much more. Action movies are exciting but books like this are so much more. I didn't even miss the visuals because he paints it so well for me to see. It just amazes how unlimited the possibilities for terror are. To me this is fantasy but in reality........... Most of us will never know just how much of a possibility some of this is. I'm looking forward to more of his books.
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