This first novel, originally self-published under the pseudonym/anagram Leinad Zeraus, is a roller-coaster ride of a technothriller that will keep listeners tuned in from first disc to last. When the head of a company preeminent in the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) dies, a terrible legacy is unleashed: the -daemon, a piece of code that attacks computer systems everywhere. Narrator Jeff Gurner's (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) perfect timing accentuates the growing suspense. Other narrators provide male and female computer voices with eerie electronic flatness. An excellent choice for espionage fans and computer geeks. [Audio clip available through us.penguingroup.com; the review of the Dutton hc read, "Suarez's dialog is crisp, and his action exciting, but he needs a more logical plot," LJ 1/09.-Ed.]-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
?Suarez's riveting debut would be a perfect gift for a favorite computer geek or anyone who appreciates thrills, chills and cyber suspense.?A final twist that runs counter to expectations will leave readers anxiously awaiting the promised sequel.??"Publishers Weekly" ?Greatest. Techno-thriller. Period. Suarez presents a fascinating account of autonomous, logic- based terrorism, incorporating current and anticipated technologies to create a credible and quite clever story. Experts have long feared the Internet doomsday scenario; the Daemon is arguably more terrifying.? ?William O?Brien, Director of Cybersecurity and Communications Policy, The White House ?"Daemon" is the real deal?a scary look at what can go wrong as we depend increasingly on computer networks.?? Craig Newmark, Founder Craigslist ?[Daniel Suarez] is the best author of tech fiction since Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson. Buy everything he writes.? ? John Robb, futurist & Author o