Zer0es

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 267 ratings

Zeroes Publisher's Summary

An exhilarating thrill ride through the underbelly of cyber espionage in the vein of David Ignatius' The Director and the television series Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest, which follows five iconoclastic hackers who are coerced into serving the US government.

An Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll are each offered a choice: go to prison or help protect the United States, putting their brains and skills to work for the government for one year.

But being a white hat doesn't always mean you work for the good guys. The would-be cyberspies discover that behind the scenes lurks a sinister NSA program, an artificial intelligence code-named Typhon that has origins and an evolution both dangerous and disturbing. And if it's not brought down, it will soon be uncontrollable.

Can the hackers escape their federal watchers and confront Typhon and its mysterious creator? And what does the government really want them to do? If they decide to turn the tables, will their own secrets be exposed - and their lives erased like lines of bad code?

Combining the scientific-based, propulsive narrative style of Michael Crichton with the eerie atmosphere and conspiracy themes of The X-Files and the imaginative, speculative edge of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Zer0es explores our deep-seated fears about government surveillance and hacking in an inventive, fast-paced novel sure to earn Chuck Wendig the widespread acclaim he deserves.

©2016 Chuck Wendig (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Zeroes

    • A Novel
    • By: Chuck Wendig
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    An Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll are each offered a choice: go to prison or help protect the United States, putting their brains and skills to work for the government for one year. But being a white hat doesn't always mean you work for the good guys.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Action, Humor, & Sharp Commentary on Technology

    • By S. Yates on 09-04-16
    • A Novel
    • By: Chuck Wendig
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 01-26-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 139 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • Invasive

    • A Novel
    • By: Chuck Wendig
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI - a futurist who helps the agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It's her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland. Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. "I've got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies," he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn't say.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I could practically taste the fear and danger

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $30.79