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The edge of madness

Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cyber-warfare: the kind that brings nations to their knees, switching off energy lifelines, crippling the financial markets, starving leaders of authority. An old Russian nuclear reactor goes into Chernobyl-style meltdown while, on the other side of the world, the US Eastern Seaboard is plunged into darkness. No one knows - yet - who is responsible for the chaos. Hidden from view of the rest of the world, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9781847372840 1847372848 9781847372857 1847372856 9781849835664 1849835667
OCLC Number: 233788764
Description: 391 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "Cyber-war. Not the sort that steals identities and raids bank accounts but the kind that brings nations to their knees, switching off their energy lifelines, crippling financial markets, starving their leaders of authority, making populations panic. Much of the world is being dragged to the brink of chaos, but no one knows --
yet --
who is responsible." "Hidden far away, in a castle on the west coast of Scotland, an extraordinary meeting is about to take place. Under conditions of the most compelling secrecy the two leaders of Britain and Russia gather with the most powerful woman in the world, the President of the United States, to combat the threat. Yet they bring with them old wounds and personal agendas that split them apart. Harry Jones, the SAS-trained politician, is with them and in the few crucial hours they have to decide the fate of the planet, he must try to save them from themselves. Terrifying decisions have to be made. Not everyone can survive." --
BOOK JACKET. - "Cyber-war. Not the sort that steals identities and raids bank accounts but the kind that brings nations to their knees, switching off their energy lifelines, crippling financial markets, starving their leaders of authority, making populations panic. Much of the world is being dragged to the brink of chaos, but no one knows --
yet --
who is responsible. Hidden far away, in a castle on the west coast of Scotland, an extraordinary meeting is about to take place. Under conditions of the most compelling secrecy the two leaders of Britain and Russia gather with the most powerful woman in the world, the President of the United States, to combat the threat. Yet they bring with them old wounds and personal agendas that split them apart. Harry Jones, the SAS-trained politician, is with them and in the few crucial hours they have to decide the fate of the planet, he must try to save them from themselves. Terrifying decisions have to be made. Not everyone can survive." --
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The world is peering into a terrifying chasm of a new type of conflict: cyber-warfare. Where computers take over from missiles and global damnation comes at the click of a button.The main threat:  Read more...

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"Fascinating and pretty frightening stuff." --Frederick Forsyth, author, "The Cobra" "Dobbs was clearly put on this earth to write thrillers of the most shamelessly page-turning quality." --"Daily Read more...

 
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