The Blue Nowhere: A Novel [Jeffery Deaver] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. His code name is Phate — a sadistic computer hacker who. How do you write a truly gripping thriller about people staring into computer screens? Many have tried, none have succeeded—until now. Leave it to Deaver, the. The Blue Nowhere will forever change the way you feel about your computer. Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author of The Empty Chair and The Bone Collector.

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They enlist the help of Wyatt Earp — oops, Deavwr Gillette — another brilliant hacker currently in jail for having broken in to some defense department computers — to help them find Phate.

Relax, she told herself and sipped her potent martini.

I have read 3 and working on another one. Real lives are stored in the Blue Nowhere. He was still smiling but his face was different now. Dec 31, Asghar Abbas rated it really liked it.

He could be anyone, anywhere. But the sheer joy of the story, with some incredible twists here and there, kept us entertained throughout. This was our first book by Deaver, so we had no background of his apparently pretty good list of best sellers to influence our thoughts on this one. If you know nothing about the internet World Wide Web or “cyberspace” or as its called herein, the “Blue Nowhere”, you will learn a lot; and nowhhere of it nowwhere at least plausible.

Jeffrey Deaver may usually be a writer of traditional thrillers, but with The Blue Nowhere he joins the small group of authors who can convincingly depict the world bule the computer hacker Neal Stephenson and William Gibson being the best known of the others.

The Blue Nowhere

Aug 06, Yelena rated it did not like it. I mean, in real life I have no sympathy not “little sympathy” but no sympathy for people who think the rest of us exist to give them playthings and will gleefully have fun, fun, fun, digging through our lives and even ruining our lives The main character needs to hack because it is there in the sense of climbing Everest or K2. More twists than a Kentucky back road.


Feb 25, M rated it really liked it. Insgesamt emfpand ich das Figurenensemble als ausgewogen und toll gemischt. Everything in the world. Is every gifted “hacker type” unable to keep fr I was on a Jeffery Deaver kick a few years ago and being unable to find an unread Lincoln Rhyme novel one of which later ended my obsessive reading of Mr.

Steganographic means “hidden writing”and is the process of writing a secret message as part of an innocent one, say be using every twentieth character, or altering specified bits of an image file. He blinked at her frankness, avoided her staunch eyes and returned to his friend. Lara slid off the bar stool and walked to the window, glanced outside. This may be a reflection of this book now being a bit dated — I think we can all agree, people are better educated in regards to technology than they were fifteen or so years ago — or it could just be that Jeffery Deaver felt it was necessary to explain every single detail.

Wyatt Gillette, a hacker, is sprung from prison to help a task force find and capture a hacker known only dezver Phate. The story is set in the late 90s in and around the Silicon Valley, and Deaver does a good job setting just the right tone for the hacker and computer industry culture during that Internet bubble period — His books are sold in countries and translated into 25 languages. She figured that it would be two minutes before one of these boys approached her and she missed that estimate by only ten seconds.

Whatever the case, at least I enjoyed The Blue Nowhere. The Californian police think it was just any murderer that killed random targets, but soon realized that it was not a random murder with the average murderer behind it all.

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He sees the world as a global computer game searching for difficult targets to kill. Other than this the book is readable and will probably be enjoyed by both “computer people” though by now it’s badly dated and “point and clickers” like me alike. He is not normally associated with technical thrillers, but he turned his writing skills in this book to a manhunt-type story where the serial killer deqver question is also a world-class hacker.


Several others in the story seem less so, but some vagueness is necessary since almost everyone is a potential suspect as Phate’s accomplice Shawn. E si sopravvive alla grande, anche senza Lincolmn Ryme. Onwherethe glossary helps in expanding my computer knowledge.

The Cybersecurity Canon: The Blue Nowhere – Palo Alto Networks Blog

He portrays a frightening scenario of crimes committed by computer hackers. Again,just like Phillip Margolin, there are flaws in this story BUT that’s an awful big but you have thereI will not delve into those things because this is a work of fiction and is meant to entertain. The crime had me hooked, and so did the characters, leaving me more than willing to keep turning the pages. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

This was the first book by this author that I have read after a work colleague recommended it to me about 2 years ago.

I would recommend it and rate it “Pleasurable not-memorable”. Simon and Schuster- Fiction – pages. Originally published heffery my blog here in October As good as the book was, it felt kind of outdated, where it was written in the very early ‘s, with the use of floppy discs, and early cell phone’s, and hacking into ddeaver people’s computers, but other than that I loved the characters and the plot.

Phate, Gillette and Bishop are pretty well fleshed out as characters. I think this book will appeal to everyone, ueffery of your level of computer knowledge. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.