This is a frightening thriller that builds on previous novels by Waite but stands alone quite well. There are references to the previous books but no back store. The head of a cyber security agency employed by the
government, Lana, is targeted by Steel
Fist and Golden Voice, two cyber villains.
The villains want to bring discord to the country as well as carrying
grudges focused on Lana.
Without the presidential election debacle of 2016 there may not have been as much believability of this book. The divisiveness of that campaign showed how emotions can be stirred without regard to rational thinking or common sense. The divide and conquer approach to war is clearly illustrated by the author's use of bigotry and bias. Incitement of aspects of society to attack or deride other aspects of our society is used by Steel Fist. Steel Fist is unaware that he may not be as much the master of his domain that he thinks.
Waite includes Islamic extremists attacking the country due to un-natural disaster raising water levels and providing a disrupted coastline open to invasion.
The story also includes some unlikely heroes and love interests.
This was a sadly frightening story based on recent divisive rhetoric and hacking attacks.
It was, however, an exciting read.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.