- Paperback: 386 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Oct. 7 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466408421
- ISBN-13: 978-1466408425
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Cloud Crash: A Technothriller Paperback – Oct 7 2011
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About the Author
Phil Edwards has worked as a journalist, blogger, and grocery cart pusher. He can be found at PhilEdwardsInc.com, or on Twitter @PhilEdwardsInc.
Top Customer Reviews
While most of the book was predictable and you knew what was coming, the adventure of getting there was done well. A couple of the twists made me shake my head a little, but a couple pages later I forgot about them and was immersed right back into the story. One particular medical facility was the focus, but this book could ring true of almost any business (much of it was also affected by events). The author displayed some great knowledge of how the digital world is held together and also how little it would take to bring it to it's knees.
This is a very good book for those of you into technology, conspiracy theories, or those paranoid of how easy it would be to halt the digital world that we live in. While an organized attack by many individuals or groups would be much more realistic than a "lone gunman"-type, it didn't hinder the book as much as I thought it would as the action started. At the moment it is a $2.99 purchase from Amazon, I found there to be more value than that in this book so it should be a definite buy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
The CEO of Bioze calls Cal Stevens, consultant to find out who is behind this conspiracy. Because for Bioze it is not only information which is at stake, but the life of hospital patients are in danger, whose treatment is handled and followed by cloud computing applications. If the Bioze data center crushes, people dies.
So Cal does his best to get to the man who is not afraid to kill anyone between him and his target. Fortunately Brianna Cowell is helping him, who turns out to be an agent.
I liked that the story is fast paced. I liked the characters too, because they were not perfect, but human. I liked the idea of erasing "the cloud". I liked the book.
One need not take a position on the likelihood of this sort of conspiracy being launched nor the potential for its success, to enjoy the unfolding of the plot and the efforts of the Good Guys to thwart the agents of the Nefarious Forces. There is relatively little of the complexity one finds in the most successful plying the genre; however, that fact makes for easier reading, suitable to travel and other light reading situations. Those who desire heavier fare should turn to the heavyweights readily available for kindle reading (at a less desirable cost).
I liked the character development - the flawed hero, the strong and sexy heroine, the crazed villain, and the self-important rich guy who thought he had it all figured out.
Yes, this book seems to be based on a standard formula but I had fun reading it. I also found the mystery was solved earlier in the book than I've normally seen in other books in this genre.
As a former tech guy, I found the the descriptions of the data centers and the computing cloud complete but simple enough to be understandable by everyone.
I recommend this for a fun thriller.