Shutdown

Shutdown The silicon chip the soul of todays machines governs every aspect of our modern society Dominance in semiconductors equates dominance in the new millennium But something has gone wrong A terrible r

  • Title: Shutdown
  • Author: R.J. Piñeiro
  • ISBN: 9780312869090
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The silicon chip, the soul of todays machines, governs every aspect of our modern society Dominance in semiconductors equates dominance in the new millennium But, something has gone wrong A terrible railway accident in Florida, leaving dozens dead, and countless injured is traced to faulty computer chips One woman figures out that the faulty chips werent due to neThe silicon chip, the soul of todays machines, governs every aspect of our modern society Dominance in semiconductors equates dominance in the new millennium But, something has gone wrong A terrible railway accident in Florida, leaving dozens dead, and countless injured is traced to faulty computer chips One woman figures out that the faulty chips werent due to negligence, but to sabatoge Erika Conklin was forced to work for the FBI due to her hacking abilities Enlisting the seasoned abilities of FBI Agent Brent McClaine, they launch an investigation that spans two continents From Silicon Valley to the ruthless Far East markets, Erika and Brent must combine their computer and field talents before the next shutdown.

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    About "R.J. Piñeiro"

    1. R.J. Piñeiro

      R.J Pi eiro is an 22 year veteran of the computer industry, where he works on leading edge microprocessors He is the author of several internationally acclaimed novels, including Conspiracy, Firewall, Cyberterror, Shutdown, Breakthrough, Exposure, and Ultimatum, as well as the millennium thrillers, 01 01 00 and Y2K His new novel, HAVOC, will be published in December of 2005 R.J Pineiro was born in Cuba and grew up in Central America He enjoys flying, has a black belt in martial arts, is a certified SCUBA diver, and has traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, and the Americas both for his computer business as well as to conduct research for his novels He makes his home in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Lory Anne, and his son, Cameron Author s Website

    592 thoughts on “Shutdown”

    1. This was a really good tech thriller. Pineiro is was an engineer for 22 years (worked for AMD, I think) building microprocessors, so who better to write a believable tech thriller than someone in the industry. Basically the Japanese are tired of America doing so well in terms of silicon, so they hatch a plan to sabotage some integrated circuits - which leads to multiple disasters in the US. The storyline of a former hacker turned FBI agent definitely has you rooting for the main character. He di [...]


    2. Spannend erzählter Techno Thriller. Literarisch ziemlich schlecht mit klaffenden Logiklöchern und ärgerlichem Product-Placement.


    3. Somewhat outdated in 2010. Corny heroes. Simple fast paced action plot. I skimmed most of the terrorist result sequences because they were just the author's attempt to instill Hollywood dramatics and engage the reader's senses. After having actually seen enough actual disaster footage, I don't think the reader needs to be pounded with the consequences of a disaster here, especially after each sabotage success occurs. I think the federal government has the resources to have a top team of cyber pr [...]


    4. R.J. Pineiro writes a good hi-tech thriller and Shutdown is no exception. A series of computer chip failures, leading to disastrous computer shutdowns, begins to destroy public confidence in American semiconductor plants. Erika Conklin, a hacker forced to work for the FBI or go to jail, discovers that sabotage is causing the chips to fail. With the help of special agent Brent McClaine, she discovers that the failed chips were designed by traitors planted within the American chipmakers by the Jap [...]


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