The Leviathan Effect by James Lilliefors

By James Lilliefors

Place of birth defense Secretary Catherine Blaine gets a daunting communique from a hacker pointed out in basic terms by means of the pseudonym "Janus": 3 fresh common failures all over the world have been thoroughly predicted--in truth, they have been synthetic, no longer normal in any respect. And, says the e-mail, until she does precisely as Janus instructs, extra failures are coming--and they'll smash the United States.

Unaware of the situation in Washington, investigative journalist Jon Mallory stumbles on an inventory of 7 favourite scientists who've been murdered in contemporary months. whilst the individual that had given him the checklist is going lacking herself, Jon realizes he has unwittingly develop into a part of a dangerous chain of occasions. He contacts his brother, ex-CIA agent Charles, searching for support. in the meantime, Catherine Blaine has additionally come to Charles for support to trace down the hacker Janus and examine what scary technology is threatening the realm.

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3 A f t e r t h e g u t- s hot of panic, it was hard to face the kitchen, the people, the pretense of being normal. But not only was she essentially broke, she’d given her word. Six o’clock sharp. Her only other choice was to go back, retreat, and all the months she’d been inching forward would be wiped away. One phone call, she knew, and she’d be rescued. And she’d be done. She took it a step at a time. Getting dressed was a victory, leaving the room another. Stepping outside and aiming her feet toward the diner was a small personal triumph.

Someone had paid for Emmylou angels fall 21 Harris on the jukebox, and Brody let the music hum in the back of his mind. He wondered about the brunette and that look in her eye. Richard Adams had coined the word tharn in Watership Down. Good word, he thought, and one that suited the new cook with her sudden, frozen stillness. From what he knew of Joanie Parks, the brunette wouldn’t have a job if she wasn’t competent. He suspected Joanie had a soft heart under the shell, but that shell was thick and prickly, and didn’t suffer fools.

She took it a step at a time. Getting dressed was a victory, leaving the room another. Stepping outside and aiming her feet toward the diner was a small personal triumph. The air was cold—winter still had a few bites left—so her breath puffed out visibly in the shimmer of predawn. The mountains were dark and sturdy silhouettes against the sky now that the night’s fat moon had sunk below the peaks. And she could see a long, low blanket of fog spread out at their feet. Fingers of mist rose from the lake and whisked around the leafless trees, thin as fairy wings.

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