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15 Apr 2016, 12:07 PM
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Hello!,

Given recent events involving the leak of confidential information from Panama I thought it might be opportune to publish my hacking conspiracy titled Articulus : Rising.

I started work on this in 2012 in an effort to overcome an addiction (it worked!) but I believe the genre is quite fresh and if you enjoyed Amazons Mr Robot, this is probably up your street.

It follows a former government Security expert who is recruited to join a shadowy hacking group. He becomes embroiled in their attempt to uncover evidence of a vast conspiracy behind global events and answer the question – who really runs the world?

I hope you enjoy.

PWF
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15 Apr 2016, 12:14 PM
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That does sound right up my street!

It would be well worth you putting a link to your book in the "eBook PR" forum.

Cheers,

Jonathan
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16 Apr 2016, 10:01 AM
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(15 Apr 2016 12:14 PM)frogplate Wrote:  That does sound right up my street!

It would be well worth you putting a link to your book in the "eBook PR" forum.

Cheers,

Jonathan

Many thanks, it is being published at the moment so will do when live on 17th.
There is a three chapter taster on Amazon.
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16 Apr 2016, 02:21 PM
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Amazon link for those who have deserted to the dark side:
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17 Apr 2016, 09:21 AM
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Smile Obliged, I also have a playlist on Youtube of songs which are referenced
in some form throughout the book. Sorry in advance for my eclectic taste!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUn1tzyT...xcieuSOqcw

(16 Apr 2016 02:21 PM)frogplate Wrote:  Amazon link for those who have deserted to the dark side:
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17 Apr 2016, 11:40 PM
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knowing @frogplate - i bet he bought this!
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18 Apr 2016, 10:18 PM
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Sounds interesting and some great songs in the video.

For more about me and my books, please check have a look at my website.
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18 Apr 2016, 11:19 PM
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(17 Apr 2016 11:40 PM)mikewood Wrote:  knowing @frogplate - i bet he bought this!

I downloaded the sample and greatly enjoyed it.

There is nothing I find more annoying than TV programmes like "NCIS InterWeb" (or whatever it is) where the hacker looks at a hex dump and says "Hmm, tricky it's AES-256 - state of the art encryption!"

His fingers dance across the keyboard, but for some reason never seem to touch the space bar or return key. A window displays a rapidly changing random string of characters, whilst another pane scrolls the source code for the Sieve of Eratosthenes for no readily discernible reason.

Ten seconds later, "Done it!" and the hacker sits back glowing with satisfaction having broken both the encryption and all relevant laws of Mathematics.

The sample comes across as much more believable. I think it strikes a good balance between the needs of the plot and keeping the technology generally realistic. Personally I would have liked a bit more technical detail, but I can see that would turn off the majority of readers. There were a few places where I thought it a little far fetched, but the plot has to keep bowling along. The author clearly knows his stuff and terminology, such as "MAC address" for example, is used correctly and concisely.

If I had one complaint it would be that it still makes the hacker's job seem a bit too easy - I've watched Penetration Testers (white hat hackers) probe the defences on our systems. It is slow, methodical and time consuming work - but then that is not the sort of thing that makes for a good thriller.

Anyway, I finished the sample and immediately bought the book. The first few chapters had shot past and I need to know what happens next!
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26 Apr 2016, 09:12 PM
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Thanks for your comments, funnily enough I had alot more technical
detail but my editor just drew a line through it. For some reason I
wrote a passage explaining the differences between IPv4 and IPv6!
I have worked in Networks for many years, I would have liked to
have made it more techie friendly but as you rightly say it may not
have been that accessible.
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