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mike smart
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Gatekeeper (Max Thatcher Series)
mike smart, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

A megalomaniac, Jack Hunter, is stealing everyone's personal information by having installed, via the web, some artificial intelligence software which can elude detection by anti virus software. The software has corrupted the core systems and chaos ensues as banking, stock market, air traffic systems all begin to fail. Jack has kidnapped a reporter who was getting too close to discovering what he was up to. Her brother, our hero, Max Thatcher a former special services operative with the help of a Cambridge professor has to rescue his sister and save the world from anarchy. The plot twists and turns as we find out that our Central Governments and security services are all heavily involved. Non stop action as the chase moves across the globe and i against the clock as all the systems we rely on implode.
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Gatekeeper (Max Thatcher Series)

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gatekeeper revealed, 18 Oct 2013

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A very well crafted story. The topic is right in the moment and anyone who worries about data will worry even more now. Great pace with good characters with personalities that are consistent throughout the journey - overall a brilliant first book!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting thriller, 19 Oct 2013

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Just finished this great book, couldn't put in down.Obviously written by a professional in the computer field with considerable travel knowledge.The chapter layout and good sized print was a bonus.
Really enjoyed the whole scene from this new author. Look forward to his next one

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great gripping thriller, 13 Oct 2013

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This book just keeps you turning the pages. It has vigorous drama and action and also raises questions of computer espionage, artificial intelligence and international high-level skulduggery. Action heroes, evil megalomaniacs, ruthless villains, cheating politicians, high scale computer hacking, even a damsel in distress - Gatekeeper has it all. Read it now - it'll be a film soon!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gatekeeper, 21 Nov 2013

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For a first book this is a quantum leap. It bursts into life from the very beginning and continues apace without let up. It is in a way reminiscent of the Mikey Spillane novels but also very much in the style of the very early James BGatekeeperond novels. There is however a difference and that is that the former were somewhat far fetched, Gatekeeper is quite believeable and could easily happen. The style of writing is punchy and it is a page turner. Expect to see this book suddenly catch the public's attention and become a best seller and dont be too surprised if it appears as a film.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!, 20 Nov 2013

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Couldn't put Gatekeeper down! Loved the inclusion of short chapters, just to be able to keep in the story whilst stirring Bolognese and get a cliff hanger moment at the same time!! Very current IT theme, yet not too techie for the uninitiated, mixed with a huge variety of characters, great locations, a superb insight into politics, and the ever popular goodies and baddies. With lots of twists and turns along the way, Gatekeeper is well worth a read and will appeal to a wide audience. Something in it for everyone, so spread the word and pop it in a stocking...!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very nice novel!, 14 Nov 2013

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T. Heinrichs (Dortmund) - See all my reviews
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I enjoyed every word!
I hope Mr. Smart continues his way of telling good stories.

Best greetings from Dortmund Germany!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gatekeeper Review, 9 Nov 2013

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What a great debut novel from Mike Smart. The characterisation and pacing are first rate and the book really is a page turner. A cross between Ian Fleming and Christopher Reich. I look forward to seeing his next book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Real page turner, 7 Nov 2013

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This is an excellent first novel from a new author.

Fast paced and refreshingly free of padding, especially the endless descriptions of all that happens when you pull the trigger, so overused now by many Clancy wannabees.

From the first page you a hooked and just have to keep going to
see what happens next.

The author clearly has an in depth understanding of the IT and software industry and this only serves to provide a level of authenticity that makes you think long after you finish the last page.

Looking forward to the next one!

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read, 4 Nov 2013

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I was hooked on page 1 and it lasted until the end. A well thought through story with plenty of drama and action. The only disappointment is that I have now finished it! Can't wait for the next book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gatekeeper, 1 Nov 2013

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An excellent and topical story of open access, data protection (or lack of it) and current day concerns. No wonder that China have openly been restricting web access and twitter! Any person that is paranoid about data or the power of an individual, will now be very concerned about the future. A great read and difficult to put down. So it kept me awake on a flight to Asia. I look forward to the authors future books.

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Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 9781492905868 1492905860
  • pages
  • $
Ebook Details
  • 12/2014
  • 978-1492905868
  • 276 pages
  • $2.99

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