Circumference of Darkness

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Bantam Books, 2007 - Fiction - 609 pages
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This electrifying debut thriller delivers a gripping tale of Big Brother gone mad amid a modern world on the verge of endless war. Brimming with high-powered suspense, here is the brilliant, frighteningly believable story of three masterminds locked on a breathtaking collision cours—the outcome of which will determine the fate of the United States.

Circumference of Darkness

Twenty-two-year-old Jeannie Reese is a computer wunderkind—and the top architect of next-generation security for the Department of Defense. Her latest brainchild is IRIN, the most powerful surveillance technology ever developed. To date, IRIN has remained ultraclassified and inactive. But on the day a shocking act of terrorism strikes U.S. shores, the presidential order comes to launch Jeannie’s creation against the dark forces behind the attack.

Known only as Phr33k, forty-one-year-old John Fagan is a legendary, reclusive computer hacker. For years he has expertly hidden himself while operating freely within the shadows of the Internet’s background noise. He has remained in complete seclusion despite his infamy as the author of a slew of massive electronic crimes—and despite his long-ago, now eerily prophetic, scenarios of terrorist warfare against America.

Under Jeannie’s direction, IRIN gathers and analyzes endless data—and unearths Phr33k. If she is to stop the next stage of a terror campaign clearly begun years before, Jeannie will have to find the überhacker; but that is only the beginning. For she soon discovers that Phr33k is being held by the leader of a vast terrorist network, who now plans to use this unique genius to conceive and deliver his final, fatal blow: a devastating nationwide wave of unparalleled destruction.

For his part, Phr33k is used to working alone. But all that will have to change.

He has a new challenge, one unlike any he’s faced before: how to provide Jeannie Reese with one outrageous, impossible shot to short-circuit the perfect, unstoppable scheme he so masterfully—and so unwillingly—helped to create.


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User Review  - davidpwhelan - LibraryThing

The Circumference of Darkness is an enjoyable read, providing a second layer to the terrorist attacks on New York in 2001. Domestic militia are trying to create a bigger impact and - like the film ... Read full review

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Amazing book. Could not put it down. I recommend it for people who have some spare time and enjoy reading. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
17
Section 4
29
Section 5
42
Section 6
52
Section 7
56
Section 8
59
Section 22
278
Section 23
292
Section 24
301
Section 25
313
Section 26
319
Section 27
327
Section 28
345
Section 29
349

Section 9
75
Section 10
81
Section 11
89
Section 12
94
Section 13
117
Section 14
138
Section 15
148
Section 16
164
Section 17
169
Section 18
180
Section 19
189
Section 20
256
Section 21
275
Section 30
357
Section 31
413
Section 32
437
Section 33
439
Section 34
467
Section 35
489
Section 36
493
Section 37
497
Section 38
536
Section 39
585
Section 40
607
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About the author (2007)

Jack Henderson lives in southern California with his family and is at work on his second novel.


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