Lethal Code

A Lana Elkins Thriller, #1

Lethal Code was an interesting book. To be cut off from the rest of the world is a scary thing and most people can’t live without electricity, phones, the internet, etc. The characters in this book face that and much more. Lethal Code is a modern day terrorist attack and everybody is trying to figure out what’s going on and how to survive.

Computers have always interested me so when I read the description of this book, about a cyber Pearl Harbor, I had to get it. You hardly ever hear about cyber attacks but in this day and age I would think that they are more common. You have hackers who are always trying to get into things, people who are always trying to find new ways to take down a country or civilization, and some of the things this book hits on are close to home. Just the thought of a cyber attack on the USA makes my skin crawl. Blind a soldier for a minute and he loses his life, blind a country forever and the destruction is unthinkable.

Lethal Code is a book that will make you reexamine everything you knew about protection and security. Are we really as safe as we think we are? How likely is an attack to happen? Are we prepared for a cyber attack? Do we have a plan in place if one happens? These were the things that ran through my mind and they should run through yours too. Thomas took me on a journey I won’t soon forget.

Book Blurb for Lethal Code

America’s worst nightmare has come true: a “cyber–Pearl Harbor” attack by unknown terrorists has crippled the nation’s power grid—and brought the land of the free to its knees. As widespread panic and violence ravage the country, its ruthless captors issue their ultimatums…and vow an apocalyptic reckoning.

A defenseless nation scrambles to fight an invisible invasion. Chief among America’s last line of defense is Lana Elkins, head of a major cyber-security company—and former top NSA operative—who returns to her roots to spearhead the Agency’s frantic efforts to combat the enemy’s onslaught on its own terms. While she and her superiors take action to infiltrate a terrorist hotbed overseas, much closer to home ruthless jihadists with a nuclear bomb hijack a busload of schoolchildren—including Lana’s daughter—and race toward a rendezvous with Armageddon in America’s greatest city.

With Lethal Code, Thomas Waite raises the international techno-thriller to dangerously exciting levels—introducing a valiant new action heroine, and initiating a series that brings a harrowing new edge of realism to sensational speculative fiction.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 3.50