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Book Title: Screenshot|
The size of the: 27.12 MB
Edition: Kunati Inc.
Date of issue: April 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781601641687
The author of the book: John Darrin
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:In this provocative and fast-paced novel, an interactive assassin broadcasts his deeds live to an eager online audience. The macabre genius behind the killings calls himself Screenshot and taunts his targets—a pedophile, a drug dealer, and a mob boss—by giving bizarre names to the horrific execution methods he devises. He then invites the audience members to bid on the right to pull the trigger. A reporter who has been manipulated into being Screenshot's spokesman to the world, a female cop, and an eccentric scientist with a grudge all form an unlikely alliance that must stop Screenshot before the next deadly broadcast, but two of the trio are soon captured and scheduled to be the next fatal attraction. This riveting techno-thriller poses the question: If killing an evil man will save many lives, can his murder be justified?
It was only a matter of time before someone took that next step in the digital world: murder, broadcast over the Internet for all the world to see. First a drug lord goes down, then a pedophile, then a mobster. The public is at once incensed and intrigued; the vigilante aspect—the victims are bad guys, after all—somehow makes the spectacle less appalling and adds to the sicko entertainment factor.
When the killer announces that he will accept bids for the right to pull the cybertrigger for the next execution, the online world ponies up. The only ones who can stop the madness, apparently, are disgruntled FBI investigator Karen, freelance journalist Seth, and gifted but overlooked scientist Dr. Sicals. The unlikely trio joins forces to prevent further killings, and the pursuit keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
The central question of whether killing one for the greater good of many should be tolerated is treated with a bit of a heavy hand, but the author’s message doesn’t distract overmuch from what is a satisfying debut thriller.
Mary Frances Wilkens - Booklist, the official review magazine of The American Library Association
Read information about the authorIn interesting times, I have given life my full attention.
I am an author and writer, and a consultant specializing in radiological emergency preparedness.
My work has taken me all over the world, from China to Finland, from Central America to Canada, working on such unique projects as the first-ever decommissioning of a radiological research laboratory, the decommissioning of several nuclear reactors, the recovery after the Three Mile Island accident, and even on the treatment of nuclear weapons waste in China.
The things in my life that I am most proud of - a loving marriage, my family, my business career and reputation, my unusual friends - are not very interesting, except in a very small circle.
The interesting things, the uncommon things, the things that drive my imagination, are a lot more exciting, if sometimes less commendable. Youthful drug experimentation, the anti-war movement, bankruptcy, motorcycle racing, taking the 5th, dying in the emergency room, Mad Cow Disease, etc. As I used to tell my wife, at least it hasn't been boring.
And now I travel, touring the country in an RV, dragging my motorcycle behind me. Going places, meeting people, doing things.
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