Item description for Datashark by Ryan D. Jones...
HACK OR DIE
Every day, government and industry networks are under worldwide attack by hackers. The National Security Agency, responsible for safeguarding US computer systems, has run out of options. Behind its impenetrable veil of secrecy, the NSA has taken the law into its own hands. Skilled hackers are captured and ordered to work on an information warfare program called DATASHARK. Those who refuse "disappear." But one of the hackers imprisoned by the NSA has powerful friends, able to threaten even the US government.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 1" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2004
Publisher Neshui Publishing
ISBN 1931190526 ISBN13 9781931190527
Availability 56 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 22, 2017 07:42.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Datashark?
A BARN BURNER! Feb 9, 2008
WOW, Ryan Jones has really hit a hot button with DATASHARK! You won't sleep any easier after comprehending the scope of NSA operations, but it is good to know that some of us are watching the watchers. "Who will guard the guards?", indeed! Buy this one for a thrill ride you won't want to get off!
--TERRY, LAS VEGAS, NV.
A great read, an eye-opener to recent events... Sep 24, 2007
This is a GOOD book and a great read. I re-read it recently, something I don't do with many books, and found it a bit better on the second read than the first time through. In fact, given recent events, like the on-going Chinese hacks into U.S. government computers, it's down-right required reading to understand possible threats and outcomes of the hacks. But what I really enjoyed about the book were the characters and the action, and the very "real" feeling Datashark gives them. Mr. Jones's web site shows the depth of his research into the background of his book, and that wealth of material shows in the book's ability to suck you into the all-too-close-to-real world of Datashark. I look forward to more books by Mr. Jones!
This needs to be a movie . . . and soon. Aug 24, 2007
Wow! I started reading this during my lunch breaks but found I couldn't put it down. It's one of those books you simply must get back to to see what happens next. It'll scare the hell out of you if you don't understand much about computers and government. It will scare you even worse if you DO. When's the next one coming out? I'm ready to see this one on the big screen and the next one on my desktop. Techno-mystery-action-thriller at its best.
Look over your shoulder... Feb 19, 2007
This book will make you just a little more nervous in the digital age. A superb story, Ryan Jones has a nice talent for weaving a tale that left me wanting more. The only problem with books like this is that they don't last long enough, especially when you are on a plane and have a few hours left.
The interesting thing about writing about classified information is that no one (save a select few) can prove you wrong. This book makes you wonder how plausible the entirety of the storyline is, and believe me, that is a frightening thing.
After finishing this book, I was a little scared to be returning to the DC area and having to drive by Ft. Meade on the way home. I hope Jones can keep this up and keep me on the edge of my seat with future titles.
WOW Apr 16, 2006
I found Datashark as engaging as DaVinci Code. A great read, interesting and creative until the very end. Great plot, storyline and writing style. I am not very computer literate and was amazed how Jones made the complex details understandable and smooth flowing.
A bit disappointing that it was too short. I found myself wanting more. Looking forward to other works by this author and if there is not a movie version of Datashark on the horizon someone in hollywood is in a coma. WOW and double WOW!