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A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows how easy it can be to step onto the wrong path and just how difficult it is to try to right a wrong. This certainly isn't a ‘how to hack’ instruction manual, however it is obvious that a considerable amount of research has taken place with some people who really do have the know how. Dan feels normal, feels real and as though he could be your friend or someone you know. Written from Dan’s view point makes this very personal, throughout the novel you feel as though you are right by his side and perhaps surprisingly, also on his side and this makes for a compelling read.
Dan had been diagnosed as ADHD as a child. He quite liked the ritalin, but then he got into computers, and for his parents a geek was better than something feral. It was hard to remember when the genuine hacking started; but free phone credit was the first illicit, tangible real-life results of a hack, though not the last. By the time Dan is contacted online by Angel, he is eager for the challenge laid before him - creating tricky bits of code. But Dan begins to suspect that something more nefarious may be planned for his code than he thought. He will have to decide what truly matters more - protecting his anonymity and freedom or preventing a deadly terror attack ...
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|Publication date:||6th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Piccadilly Press Ltd an imprint of Templar Publishing|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Gritty Reads, Personal Social Health Economic , Disability / Special Needs, Thrillers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
Tracy Alexander's reinvention as a writer came about by chance, and she loves it! She lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. She has tracked down a real-life hacker and now has too much information on this shadowy world. She has a run highly successful workshops and participated in any number of school and bookshop visits for her younger series, Tribe which she wrote under the name T.M. AlexanderMore About Tracy Alexander