The new novel by the bestselling author of CyberStorm… One minute Jake O'Connell is on top of the world with a beautiful family and bright future as a stock broker in New York. The next minute it's all ripped away when he's embroiled in a fraud investigation, his childhood friend is murdered and he finds himself on the run. Dodging the FBI and targeted by the mob, Jake is thrown into a Wall Street underworld of cryptocurrencies and autonomous corporations where he discovers a dark secret setting the world on a path to destruction. He must evade the shadowy forces hunting him and find a way to redemption–but the faster he runs, the deeper he becomes entangled in the web that surrounds him. In the end, his only path forward is to return to the ghosts of his past. "Boiler Room meets Philip K. Dick in this brilliantly conceived thriller. DARKNET is an exciting page-turner that will grip you from the start and take you on a wild ride." — Darren Wearmouth, bestselling author of Critical Dawn. DARKNET is a journey into the back alleys of global finance and cyber-espionage, the story of one man's quest to redeem himself and save his family. It is the newest bestseller from Matthew Mather, author of the bestselling CyberStorm and Atopia Chronicles series.
The U.S. is being subjected to a cyber attack. The country’s infrastructure is crumbling. Air, rail, gas and electric services have ground to a halt. With banks unable to operate, ATMs out of money and store shelves bare of food, people are starting to loot and commit even more serious crimes. The U.S. is just days away from anarchy. A wealthy industrialist in China, Lee Han, has turned on hidden “logic bombs”, which have broken all internet connections between and among the public and private sectors in the U.S. Han is planning to draw the Chinese Government into war by sinking his own fleet of fishing ships within the territorial waters of South Korea, Taiwan, and The Philippines. Han’s next step is to cut off the U.S. military internet, halting any U.S. response. China needs only a narrow window of opportunity to secure their gains. At stake are billions of dollars in oil and gas hidden under the disputed islands. With the help of an imprisoned computer hacker, a rogue CIA agent, and Lee Han’s mistress, Paul Decker slices a path through Han’s organization. But can he get to the saboteur in time to stop the invasion?
It’s 2009, and America’s economic interest in China is increasing at a rapid pace, along with China’s ambition to become a superpower. A high-profile, joint-venture deal between two U.S. and Chinese cyber technology companies has unforeseen consequences as Will Donovan meets Lu Li—and life as he knows it is never the same again.
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