March 09, 2015

5 Star #Review of The Cipher by @fordjohnc with #Giveaway

You think your emails are private?
Your credit card number is secure?
That stock trades, government secrets, and nuclear codes are safe?
...th1nk aga1n.

Robert “Smiles” Smylie is not a genius. He feels like he’s surrounded by them, though, from his software mogul dad to his brainy girlfriend to his oddball neighbor Ben, a math prodigy.  When Ben cracks an ancient, real-life riddle central to modern data encryption systems, he suddenly holds the power to unlock every electronic secret in the world—and Smiles finally has a chance to prove his own worth.

Smiles hatches a plan to protect Ben from the government agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on his discovery.  But as he races from a Connecticut casino to the streets of Boston, enlisting the help of an alluring girl, Smiles comes to realize the most explosive secrets don’t lie between the covers of Ben’s notebook—they’re buried in his own past.

Eerily close to reality and full of shocking twists, this techno-thriller reveals how easily the private can become public, and just how dangerous it can be to encrypt our personal histories.
 About the Author

I grew up in the great state of Michigan before attending Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School. Try not to hold the law school thing against me.

My hometown is the same as that of crime-fiction great Elmore Leonard, so maybe that's where I get my love of mysteries. But probably not, since I've never met him. In any case, when I'm not writing I'm also a (very) amateur photographer.

Hope you enjoy my first novel for teens, The Morgue and Me.

This  techno thriller is very close to the real world.  Which just made it really creepy! Robert (Smiles) was a very good and convincing character.  With a side cast of techno geeks Smiles this story will grip you until the end pages.  These characters are set for the 7th grade and again area very believable.  There is a slight romance between Smiles and Erin which was a nice addition.  I see this book for the boys in the same grades if not higher and lower.  

This book was a fast pace intense read. If you think you won't understand all the algorithms, encryptions and etc. Dont worry the author did a great job at helping the reader understand. The author gives great descriptions about the codes in detail.  The author also did a wonderful job teaching the reader about hacking and math, all the while writing an awesome story. 

Deff read this one! Twists and turns in this one.  It would make a great movie. And kinda makes you think about what you should do on line.    It was a great stand alone! 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
For Thrill seekers, Techno Guys, Page Turner 

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