DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM - a high tech
Now available on the Kindle!
years hackers have had the ability to take control of people; companies and even
governments via their expertise with computers and the Internet. I have watched
hackers evolve from curious whiz kids to extortionists and conspirators working
for themselves, working as nefarious groups and working for organized crime.
always thought that one day they would be bold enough, confident enough and
powerful enough to
take control of one of our countryís major infrastructures
such as air control, electricity or the Internet. This observation spawned DARK
END OF THE SPECTRUM, a high tech thriller about a clandestine group who manage
to hack into the nationís power grid and cell phone network and hold the US
END OF THE SPECTRUM will make you think twice before turning on your cell phone
END OF THE SPECTRUM is a frighteningly plausible and headline ripping tale of
the real threats that loom in cyberspace and beyond with a Michael Crichton
END OF THE SPECTRUM is a thriller that will connect with everyone with a cell
phone, PDA or wireless device!
500,000 iPhones sold the first weekend it went on sale, DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM
could be the next iPhone of the publishing industry.
Read the Synopsis below.
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ABSENCE OF FAITH - a medical mystery
Now available on the Kindle!
Now you can download a free copy of ABSENCE OF FAITH from the publisher's web
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my post from my blog, The
Germination of a Novel, about how the idea for the book was
Have you ever wondered
what people would do if you took away their faith, their hope, and their
religion? Is religion and mores what keeps us civilized and superior to the
animal kingdom? My wife and I were discussing these very ideas one day and we
thought it would make an interesting plot for a novel.
The result was ABSENCE
OF FAITH, a modern day medical mystery thriller, where negative near death
experiences plague a small, highly religious town causing many of its residents
to lose their faith, and their belief in the future. When some residents wake up
with burnt skin, they believe they went to hell and that God has abandoned them.
Matters get worse when a local cult uses the opportunity to promote their
beliefs and win over the town residents. Will Chantress, the heroine, stop Kyle
Mabus from destroying all known religions in the world? Read
the first chapter if your faith is strong enough by clicking on ABSENCE
Bestselling author and
psychic Sylvia Browne writes
in her book, Prophecy,
that, "...our beliefs are the driving force behind our behavior, our
opinions, our actions. Without faith, without our beliefs, we're lost."
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DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM Synopsis
Rikerís life was pretty well planned, predictable and almost boring until a
seemingly harmless blackout occurs along the East Coast.
Believing hackers caused
the blackouts, the CIA recruits Dan to
investigate the massive outages. It is just the challenge he was looking for Ė
something to interrupt the boring, mind-numbing routine of his everyday life.
But when Danís wife
and 8-year-old daughter are kidnapped, his challenge takes an ominous
turn and he resents his involvement with the CIA. He wonders if his family is
dead or alive and if he can continue to fight an invisible enemy with no
possibility to win.
the hackers, a group known as ICER, take over the power grid and the cell phone
network, Dan is nearly killed in an ambush because he may be the only person
with the technical know-how to stop them. He is taken in by an elite team of
technical gurus who work for a company with connections to the nationís
security organizations and the President.
the help of the company, Dan discovers the hackers use a special wireless device
installed in cell towers by Homeland Security after 911 to disable the
electronics in everything from aircraft to PDAs. The hackers also turn the
device into a powerful directed energy weapon that can track and kill any person
when they use a cell phone.
gives the government an ultimatum - bomb the borders of
with nuclear weapons to put an end to Al-Quada or they will start downing
commercial airliners. When the government refuses, ICER destroys most of the
downed aircraft in airports all over the country. When ICER sends a pulse that
will kill most of the people on East Coast, Dan struggles with saving millions
or saving his family.
Dan Riker save his family or will millions die?
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RELATED NEWS - the Looming
of Digital Terrorism
DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is fiction, but more and more
of it is coming true everyday. Business Week
ran an in depth article in its April 21, 2008 issue "The
New E-spionage Threat," about the rising attacks on America's most
sensitive computer networks. Here's a quote from the article.
"The U.S. government, and its sprawl of defense
contractors, have been the victims of an unprecedented rash of similar cyber
attacks over the last two years, say current and former U.S. government
officials. "It's espionage on a massive scale," says Paul B. Kurtz,
a former high-ranking national security official."
Week magazine reported in its April 14, 2008 issue that Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff warned that the damage caused by a large-scale cyber attack
might result in consequences comparable to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the
World Trade Center buildings in New York. Read the rest of the story by clicking
say truth is stranger than fiction. Here is a real life story how hackers
brought down an an entire country in the Wired Magazine article, "Hackers
Take Down the Most Wired Country in Europe." Tiny Estonia had to shut
the Internet down throughout the country to prevent hackers from
disrupting their infrastructure. The plot of DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is
similar except it happens in the United States.
Financial Times recently reported that The Chinese military hacked into a
Pentagon computer network in June 2007 in what one Defense Department official
said was one of the most successful cyber attacks on the US. This touches on the
plot of DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM and the looming cyber threats that face
the United States today. Read the article here.
enough, InformationWeek magazine has published The Hacker Economy, a look
at cyber criminals, their activities, and the growing threat they pose to
economies worldwide. DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is based on some of these
to read the article.
In addition, cyber
thieves are making as much money as drug dealers, according to Michael
Greene, vice president of product strategy at PC Tools, who believes the world
is facing one of the most significant internet security battles ever.
are making as much money as drug dealers, according to a recent global identity
theft report,Ē Greene said.
the huge rise in identity theft this year, it would be safe to assume that
cyber-thieves are now earning as much as a small country.Ē
to read the entire article in Computing, a web site.