Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zero Day by Mark Russinovich

Have you ever spent any time wondering how a cyber attack could effect us?  I have.  And apparently so has this author...

This book will be published by Thomas Dunne Books on March 15, 2011.  Phenix & Phenix sent me an ARC for review (thank you).  

Mr. Russinovich works for Microsoft and is a leading expert on cybersecurity.  That gives him an excellent background to weave a story of suspense about a hidden cyber code written by hackers and used by terrorists.

Three isolated incidents make those in the computer security world raise their heads and wonder how they are related.  An automated pilot program on a jetliner refuses to give up command of the plane and a crash looks eminent.  A tanker ship at sea finds the same problem when they attempt to regain control of the ship.  And a nuclear facility begins to heat up and won't obey commands to shut down.  What's going on and how is it happening?

This story is very technical and reads like non-fiction.  The potential for this type of attack is very real nowadays, and it sends chills down your spine as you follow the story and find out just how bad the threat is in Jeff's world.  He's already lost his love on 9-11 and he's determined not to let that happen again.  But can he stop it?

Mr. Russinovich's characters are strong, stubborn, and concerned.  The evil forces are heartless, determined, and will stop at nothing.  You'll keep turning pages to see just how this can end without losing everything...

If cyberterrorism is something that concerns, you'll be fascinated by this look at the inside of the computer world and how easily it can breached.  Put it on your TBR list and get a copy next month at your local bookstore.

If you'd like to have my ARC, leave a comment here on my blog and then email me at info @ (take spaces out) with your name and ADDRESS and tell me why you'd like to read it.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice review, Jo Ann!

-Mark Russinovich

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice review. As a big fan of Mr. Russinovich and as security specialist myself this book will be a must-read for me!

-Marco Dufour

Anonymous said...


Do you have any info on where i'll get this book in India. I want this book. If you have any information please share.
Awaiting your reply.
Thanks :)

Journey of a Bookseller said...

I am checking with the editor for you, Rajnish. I will post any reply I get here.

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