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Whiskey tango foxtrot

Author: David Shafer, (Novelist)
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Committee, an international cabal of industrialists and media barons, is on the verge of privatizing all information. Dear Diary, an idealistic online Underground, stands in the way of that takeover, using radical politics, classic spycraft, and technology that makes Big Data look like dial-up. Into this secret battle stumbles an unlikely trio: Leila Majnoun, a disillusioned non-profit worker; Leo Crane, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Suspense fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shafer, (Novelist)
ISBN: 9780316252638 0316252638 9780316252652 0316252654
OCLC Number: 880885338
Description: 425 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Whisky tango foxtrot
Responsibility: David Shafer.

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The Committee, an international cabal of industrialists and media barons, is on the verge of privatizing all information. Dear Diary, an idealistic online Underground, stands in the way of that takeover, using radical politics, classic spycraft, and technology that makes Big Data look like dial-up. Into this secret battle stumbles an unlikely trio: Leila Majnoun, a disillusioned non-profit worker; Leo Crane, an unhinged trustafarian; and Mark Deveraux, a phony self-betterment guru who works for the Committee. Leo and Mark were best friends in college, but early adulthood has set them on diverging paths. Growing increasingly disdainful of Mark's platitudes, Leo publishes a withering takedown of his ideas online. But the Committee is reading -- and erasing -- Leo's words. On the other side of the world, Leila's discoveries about the Committee's far-reaching ambitions threaten to ruin those who are closest to her.

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Believe the hype!

by Dorch86 (WorldCat user published 2014-08-11) Excellent Permalink

I read the amazing New York Times rave review for this book, and knew I just had to get my hands on a copy.

Let me tell you, this is one novel that really lives up to the hype. It is intelligent, fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny. I couldn't put it down.

This is one of those rare books...
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