It’s two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cyber-security analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling Al-Qaida’s assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensified since she became a part of his team.
But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace---more sophisticated than any virus seen before---has been identified, roiling international politics. Jeff and Daryl are summoned to root it out and discover its source. As the trojan penetrates Western intelligence, and the terrifying truth about its creator is revealed, Jeff and Daryl find themselves in a desperate race to reverse it as the fate of both East and West hangs in the balance.
A thrilling suspense story and a sober warning from one of the world’s leading experts on cyber-security, Trojan Horse exposes the already widespread use of international cyber-espionage as a powerful and dangerous weapon, and the lengths to which one man will go to stop it.
Featuring a bonus interview between Mark Russinovich and Kevin Mitnick, author of Ghost in the Wires and The Art of Deception.
©2012 Mark Russinovich (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
I'd recommend the book, but not the audiobook. Johnny Heller is probably my least favorite reader.
No. I will avoid his performances at all cost. He has the total vocal range of bad text-to-speech software and annoying enunciation. He speaks in a flat monotone that ruins narration for me.
Without a doubt, one of the most captivating books i have listened to recently. Mark's obvious knowledge of the filed and the detailed description of certain aspects made it so much more enjoyable.
Of course, the timing of the events was just perfect and always made you to go further and further.
I have not read the print version, but the audio version was excellent.
Yes, I read Mark's first book zero day, and this is the perfect next step. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in how technology can affect thdays news headlines.
Jeff once again is my favorite character.
I had to keep listening, it held me on my edge.
I'm a fan of Zmark Rossinovich because of his technical detail. He gets it right and it drives the story. I enjoyed his first novel more. This is truly the worst audio editing I've heard on Audible. You can hear quick 2-3 word cut-ins. Incredibly distracting from the story. Not sure what the producer was thinking. Hopefully Marks next book it produced better.
I would have kept the vocal continuity throughout the recording. Very bad editing and overdubs.
Probably not. I have too many other books I would like to move on to
The most interesting part is the early part where the new characters and major plot lines are introduced. The latter part, which seemed to be mostly car chases, was less interesting and more designed to be made into a movie
He brought some additional excitement to the car chases
I found this book to be a little less interesting than its predecessor "Zero Day". The ending just seemed to devolve into a series of car chases and was slightly difficult to follow
Captivating, intriguing, creative.
He brought inference.
No I didn't.
This book was very well worth my time.
The story was pretty good and technical.
Darryl, because she's an interesting character.
Constantly mispronouncing words, pronouncing the same word differently, and repeatedly mispronouncing "nuclear" (sounding like new-kyu-lur). He says the word "program" like "pro-grum" and other distracting annoyances.
This person should not have a job in narration.
"Unsophisticated pot boiler"
I'd read the first Jett Aiken novel and had enjoyed it. Like the first one it is reasonably tightly plotted and goes along at a fair pace. However, in the first one Russinovich spent a good deal of time illustrating the effects of the loss of control of electronic systems; the tanker episode being particularly memorable. In this book he as allowed the main characters to come more to the fore which is serious mistake because they are revealed to be one dimensional stereotypes. All the Americans are heroes and all the foreigners are either stupid or evil "bad guys". The central character, Jeff, acts like he is in a video game taking on everyone who would dare to harm his girl. The narrator is fine, although his attempt at a British accent is so bad it is funny.
Too much "USA, USA" and not enough time spent on fleshing out rounded characters. A book only for those who have credits burning a hole in their pockets!
"Amazing follow up to TrZero Day"
Mark Russinovich has done it again with another blockbuster, The story line, technical content and premise for this book are all amazing. Well worth a read and would recommend it to anyone with a techie inclination.
"All too farmiliar"
As a regular user of Marks awesome tool set care of MS; PSExec probably being the most popular, I couldn't wait to listen to this. Was he as good a story teller as programmer? I did get shades of a Tom Clancy book but I felt he didn't spend as much time getting into the nitty-gritty. Could have been padded out a bit more but it brings up a lot of points about modern day cyber terrorism. A good yarn non the less. I would recommend as compulsive reading along with Ghost in the wire
Spoiler alert! there is a bonus at the end of this book that you don't usually get at the end of books.
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