Official Review: Cyberwarefare by Pendelton C. Wallace

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Official Review: Cyberwarefare by Pendelton C. Wallace

Post by Momlovesbooks » 07 May 2019, 10:28

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Cyberwarefare" by Pendelton C. Wallace.]
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Cyberwarfare, by Pendelton C. Wallace, is book six in the Ted Higuera series. It is a fiction adventure novel. Although I haven’t read the previous books, this one can be read as a stand-alone. There are only a few times I wished I had background knowledge of the other books.

Ted Higuera is a cyber-security analyst. He is currently helping run an organization to help women while the owner, Caterina Flaherty, is out of the country. His knowledge of the Internet and its background, gets him tangled up in a deadly plot. A team of terrorists, led by a Microsoft employee, hack into major utilities, stock markets, vehicles and even home appliances in an attempt to destroy the USA’s economy. The head of the terrorist organization, Samir, frames Ted for the acts of terrorism. Ted is taken by the NSA and must rely on his friends and team of detectives to clear his name and stop the real terrorists.

This story is an action-packed thriller. It is a scary look at what could actually happen if terrorists try to take down the United States using the Internet. The potential danger to our society is real. I was so engrossed in the twists and turns of this book, that I didn’t want to put it down.

The story is very character-driven. Ted Higuera is a computer genius. He is a strong individual - coping with his son being withheld from him, heading an organization helping combat violence against women, and trying to stop the manipulation of the Internet. His friends are supportive and believable characters on their own. His good friend, Bear, is a genius and hero for helping save Ted. They couldn’t have done it without the help of his lawyer friend, Chris, and the very capable lady detective, Mary Beth. I was thoroughly engaged and rooted for these characters. Even the antagonist, Samir, is shown having two sides. He has a wife and children that are kept in the dark about his true nature.

It would have been helpful if I had read the other books in the series to have more knowledge of the characters, but it didn’t hinder me from totally enjoying this book. The book appears to be professionally edited. I only noticed a few grammatical errors. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I feel it will appeal to fans of action and suspense. I would not recommend it to younger readers, due to a torture scene. I look forward to reading the previous books in the series, as well as any future ones from this author.

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Post by T_stone » 12 May 2019, 11:45

It's good this book can standalone. They should have included a background story to ease the flow of the story. I still wonder why USA is always the target in these cyber crime stories. LOL
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Post by Quickstudy » 12 May 2019, 11:56

The plot of this book is something as an American is at the back if our mind. It seems there are endless angles to breach the peace of American society. The characters of this book and the men and women of American armed forces fight to reatain our freedom.

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Post by ElizaBeth Adams » 12 May 2019, 12:20

I'm glad you enjoyed this novel. This kind of tech plot is not usually my cup of tea, though I know some people who may enjoy it. I'll keep it mind to recommend. Thanks for your thoughts on this one.

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Post by Rachel Lea » 12 May 2019, 13:26

What an interesting premise for a story. The idea that what the terrorists do in this book is entirely plausible and can actually happen is quite terrifying. Thanks for your review!
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Post by DogoMulla » 12 May 2019, 13:54

Now this one sounds interesting. The Internet is surely becoming so powerful and unstoppable. The consequences of cyber crime, which have already begun manifesting, are dire and unfathomable. Thank you for such insightful review.

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Post by TinyikoS » 12 May 2019, 16:12

I'm always amazed at the power of the internet ..sounds like an amazing book..

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Post by kdstrack » 13 May 2019, 09:49

This does sound like a plot picked out of the headlines. We are all so dependent on our gadgets and don't realize how vulnerable we are because of it. I would be interested in reading this book and the series. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Post by amjohnson13mommy » 13 May 2019, 12:57

Team of terrorist led by a Microsoft employee. Your description does not sound like fiction to me. Maybe it is based on a real story!
I do not think I Would enjoy this book. There are more than enough cypercrime stories. But thanks for the Review.
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Post by kandscreeley » 14 May 2019, 09:12

This is probably one of those books that would be scary because you felt like it could actually happen. Those books and movies terrify me the most, so I probably won't read it. Great job with the review, though. Sounds like a great book for those that like that kind of thing.
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Post by Nisha Ward » 15 May 2019, 03:04

It reminds me of Tom Clancy novels but set in the present. I probably shouldn't laugh, but Samir being a Microsoft employee is really funny to me when you consider just how prevalent Microsoft is in our lives.
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Post by janinewesterweel » 16 May 2019, 05:39

This one sounds like a goodie and your thorough review of it is impressive. The plot is scarily close to our reality these days, which means it goes straight onto my want to read list!
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