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The Hacker by Daniel Scanlan

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

The gripping debut techno thriller from cybercrime specialist Daniel Scanlan. FBI SpecialAgent Ericka Blackwood chases a deadly online predator in a high-stakes hunt for the truth. Perfect for fans of Thomas Harris and Stieg Larsson.He’s online. He’s anonymous. He’s deadly.When a video surfaces on the Dark Web showing a murder no one else could have witnessed, FBI Special Agent Ericka Blackwood starts tracking down the killer. But the case is even darker than Ericka thought. Hidden behind an avatar named Dantalion, a criminal mastermind is feeding his sadistic appetites by directing the crimes of others–and he may have been orchestrating his twisted schemes for years.As Ericka homes in on her target, the tables are suddenly turned. Dantalion has information that will help Ericka fulfill a deeply personal quest for revenge… but only if she risks her career, her life, and the fate of Dantalion’s future victims. Does vengeance come at too high a price.


My Thoughts

Difficult, compelling and dark; these are some of the words that pop-up in my mind when I think about “Hacker”. But be advised, this is not an easy read, it’s a tumultuous trip to the dark side of humanity, one that I wish that it would not exist but that sadly is there, hurting and damaging everyone that touches.
I have to say that I was really intrigued with the plot of this book, I am used to reading books from the detective perspective, but in this case, she works with computers, searching in the dark to find clues to catch the “bad people”. But don’t expect FBI Special Agent Ericka Blackwood to be boring; she is brave but has so much anger inside that is putting her job and life in danger. But Ericka has a motive for her dark feeling, she has seen so many abuse and rape victims that she can’t stop hunting for more. But this will not be an easy case, these hackers seem to have a wide web around her and around the world; a lot of money and people that follow orders without asking questions… This will be a war that Ericka can’t lose and she knows she is the only one that can find the “hacker”; but will she be able to share her deep and hidden emotions to accept her anger? You’ll have to read this book if you want to know all the answers!
Are you ready to search for the “Hacker”?


About The Author

Daniel Scanlan is a lawyer who has practised extensively in the areas of cyber crime, digital evidence, wiretap, smuggling and money laundering. He wrote the non-fictionDigital Evidence in Criminal Law and contributed to The Lawyer’s Guide to the ForensicSciences, winner of the Walter Owen Book Prize. He lives on Vancouver Island and enjoys ocean kayaking and hiking. When not outdoors, he is reading and will read almost anything, except books about lawyers. The Hacker is his first novel.