I have received a free e-copy of the book AntiAmerica by T K Falco to review. To find out more about the author you may visit his website.
Here is the book blurb.
AntiAmerica stands at the center of the largest US anarchist uprising in 100 years.
When hacktivist group AntiAmerica hacks the nation’s largest banks, the financial industry is left teetering on the brink of collapse. Hacker and teen runaway Alanna Blake is forcefully recruited by the government to track down the only link to AntiAmerica, her missing ex-boyfriend Javier. She relies on every bit of her social engineering cunning to navigate a conspiracy of lies and deceit, which imperils both the lives of everyone closest to her and the secrets to a past she longs to remain locked away forever.
This book contains content surrounding drug abuse, mental illness, physical abuse, and suicide.
Although I love thrillers, I have to admit that I am not really into the cyber crime genre, but I was willing to give this book a go.
This book is set in Miami with the main characters being young hackers. Alanna’s ex-boyfriend Javier is missing and the story starts with Alanna going to check out Javier’s flat, having received a text saying “Alanna, I’m in trouble. Come find me”. Alanna is mainly into identity theft, but she turns her hand to picking the lock and finds the place ransacked but no sign of Javier. As she leaves, the FCCU (Federal Cyber Crimes Unit) arrive. She runs but they catch her. The Secret Service are also involved.
Turns out they have also searched her apartment and discovered evidence of her phishing attacks on her laptop. But it is Javier they are really after as they believe he has links to AntiAmerica, an anarchist group, who are hacking into banks. They offer Alanna a deal as an informant. She reluctantly agrees, but she has another plan up her sleeve.
The story continues with plenty of twists and turns, some of which I would never have guessed. A good psychological thrilling book, but just not one for me, mainly because I’m not particularly interested in cyber crime, but also I found it somewhat confusing. Perhaps it would appeal more to those who enjoy the YA genre too.
AntiAmerica by T K Falco is available on Amazon, currently priced at £1.99 in Kindle format and is also available in paperback and audiobook formats. A good cyber crime book for those who like that sort of thing.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I was literally thinking before I got to the end of your review that this all sounds a little complicated! thanks for sharing with #readwithme
Yes I did get rather confused
I must admit when I read your blurb, I thought exactly the same as you – I love a thriller, but I’m not keen on the cyber crime angle. It sounds entertaining, but probably not quite one for me!
Yes plenty of other choices first
It is the sort of book that I would set myself as a challenge to read – and I think I will!
And thanks for the introduction to a completely new word to me ‘hacktivist.’
That was new to me too
I like a book with lots of twists and turns, £1.99 is a good price to, although I prefer a real book xx
£10.99 for paperback edition
Interesting idea, might give this a go.