I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. The story is set in various locations in contempory period US. The main character is former NSA operative and cyber security expert Lana Elkins.
The US is suffering from several catastrophes (covered in earlier volumes in this series). In this volume, a stealthy cyber terrorist is fermenting unrest and lethal action against Elkins and her teenage daughter. Islamic terrorists have also taken over an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico and they have spread an epidemic throughout the US. A young man must step up and take action to save the Gulf. Elkins must return to the front lines of the fight against terrorists to save her and her daughter lives.
I enjoyed the 9 hours I spent reading this 300 page Thriller. There was a lot of action in the novel, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. The ‘hacking’ is a little far fetched, but I did enjoy the story. The cover art more or less matches the story I guess, with the hooded ‘hacker’ lurking in the image. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.
My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).