Saturday, May 7, 2011

Zero Day by Mark Russinovich

I won this First Reads book from Goodreads.

This was a very good book, one that could be realistic in many ways!  At first I had trouble understanding the various computer terminology, as I am not very computer-savvy, however, Mr. Russinovich did a very good job explaining the terminology as the general public would understand it. As the book went on, it became a very enjoyable read!

This is a story about a terrorist attack by computer virus.  In this stressful day and age, the reality of this kind of attack is very possible in our society.  This made the book even more interesting, knowing that it could very well go from fiction to non-fiction at any time.  The main character, Jeff, is a computer expert who has worked for the US government but who now has his own company fixing computer issues from many prestigious companies.  He is called to do some work at a law firm, who had lost data presumably from a computer virus.  What follows is a very intense, detailed account of how this virus attack has been masterminded as well as how Jeff and his associates have tried to fix this virus before it takes over the US and European computer systems. There is some romance, some intrigue and a large amount of action in this book. 

I would recommend this book to just about anyone.  It has a bit of everything for everyone and is a very smooth and enjoyable read.  Very good book!

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