Hammerjack: A Novel

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Bantam Books, 2006 - Fiction - 449 pages
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In this dark, futuristic thriller, Marc Giller defines the cutting edge of suspense with a relentless tale of murder, techno-terrorism, and a conspiracy one man is driven to uncover—even if he must undo reality in the process.…


They ride virtual waves of code and pirate high-tech secrets to sell to the highest bidder—they are faster and smarter than your security system, and are only too happy to show you by how much. They are hammerjacks, and the rewards of their profession are second only to the sheer rush of what they do. Cray Alden was once one of them. Now he’s a corporate spook chasing down the information traffickers who’ve turned business into all-out war.

But beneath the surface skirmishes lurks something darker—rumors of a biological supercomputer that threatens to shift the balance of power between man and machine. Now Cray is caught in the cross fire between the corporate Collective and a shadowy fanatical anti-tech cult called Inru. With an assassin on his trail and a devastating secret locked in his mind, Cray must turn to the hammerjack who’s been his most dangerous, most elusive quarry. Together they are on the deadliest mission of Cray’s life–-to destroy the god that man made.

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Though deeply derivative of William Gibson's cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, Giller's action-packed debut has cinematic crackle and a crisp pace despite its dense exposition. The titular high-tech cowboy ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Marc D. Giller wrote his first science fiction novel at the tender age of sixteen, with the certainty of fame and riches before him. When that plan didn't work out he went to college, earning a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.

Never cured of the writing bug, he tried a few other genres--horror, thriller, historical fiction--when a script he wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation earned him a chance to pitch stories for the show.

Though none of those stories aired, the experience made him more determined han ever to keep writing. He fired off a few more novels and screenplays until Hammerjack finally caught the attention
of Bantam Spectra. This is his first published work.

Over the years, Marc has worked as a photographer, producer, computer trainer, and even had a one-night stint as a television news reporter. For the last five years, he has been manager of information systems for a Tampa law firm.

Marc makes his home in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, where he lives with his wife, two children, and a furry golden retriever.

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