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Publisher's Summary

Jeffery Deaver, best-selling author of The Empty Chair and The Bone Collector , now turns to the labyrinthine world of cyberspace - a world where the most powerful can lose their wealth, their minds, their lives with a hacker's touch of a button.

When a sadistic hacker, code-named Phate, sets his sights on Silicon Valley, his victims never know what hit them. He infiltrates their computers, invades their lives, and lures them to their deaths. To Phate, each murder is like a big, challenging computer hack: every time he succeeds, he must challenge himself anew - by taking his methodology to a higher level, and aiming at bigger targets.

Desperate, the head of The California State Police Computer Crimes Division frees Wyatt Gillette, imprisoned for hacking, to aid the investigation - against the loud protests of the rest of the division. With an obsession emblematic of hackers, Gillette fervently attempts to trace Phate's insidious computer virus back to its source. Then Phate delivers a huge blow, murdering one of the division's own - a "wizard" who had pioneered the internet - and the search takes on a zealous intensity.

Gillette and Detective Frank Bishop - an old-school homicide cop who's accustomed to forensic sleuthing - make an uneasy team. But with a merciless and brilliant killer like Phate in their crosshairs, and his twisted game reaching a fever pitch, they must utilize every ounce of their disparate talents to stop him.

©2001 Jeffery Deaver (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"A gripping high-tech page turner." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"A terrific thriller." (USA Today)
"High-tension wired." (People)

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  • Barbara
  • Danbury, CT, United States
  • 12-14-12

good read

We take long trips at least once per month, and look forward to our "reads". We hadn't listened to Jeffry Deaver in at least 2 years, and were happy to find another book of his on Audible. We were not disappointed. The trip went by in a flash. Well developed characters, suspenseful and not too dark, although Deaver comes right up to the edge, and several surprises along the way.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A Yarn for Old School Computer Geeks

Jeffery Deaver write novels that turn your head inside out and keep you guessing. This book is no different. The difference is that this tale takes inside of the world of hackers. It's true that this world is a bit dated, but that makes no less fascinating to newbies or those who remember those days fondly.

Wyatt Gillette is addicted to computers and the internet. It lands him in prison. But there is a killer out there who speaks the language Gillette speaks and Detective Frank Bishop needs Gillette to find him. The story is fast faced and doesn't let up for a minute. It's a great read, read well by William Dufris. Check it out and enjoy!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great

This is the best book I have ever read or listened to. I have this book in hard copy, tape, CD and now digital. The story is well thought out and the plot is amazing. After the hundreds of books I have read and listened to, I still come back to The Blue Nowhere. Thank you Jeffery Deaver.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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so bad

hackneyed prose. absurd dialogue. plodding story line. silly red herrings and plot twists. perhaps the worst audible book I have ever listened to.

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Good listen for cyber folks

Well written, with a good plot, and some unexpected twists. I enjoyed this one & will get more from this author.

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Too much computer talk

Where does Blue Nowhere rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Middle of the road

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I almost quit this one. There was too much technical computer talk for me. I found myself daydreaming. I stuck with it and in the end was glad I did. I ended up being a decent book. Though not up to the standard I've come to expect from a Deaver novel. Once I got through the first several hours it was ok.

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Too much performance.

Loved the story the performance drove me crazy. Good solid Jeffery Deaver I recommend this.

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Very good!

I really liked this book. I had to work this weekend and this helped me get through it.

The book was published in 2001 so that explains some of the tech being a little outdated, but the story is timeless.

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  • Shelley
  • Sarasota, FL, United States
  • 02-27-15

Average

It was good but not up to Jeffrey Deaver's usual high level. He usually has me guessing up to the very end; but not with this one.

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Dated but worth a credit

I like Jeffery Deaver. On a long trip, he keeps me rolling along, mind engaged. The problem with this story is his thrift. I'll bet he hired a researcher to investigate the world of hackers, and he wanted to get his money's worth. He tells us all he knows, or all he recently learned from notes handed to him, and the information clogs the story.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful