- By Thomas Waite

Unholy Code

  • Title: Unholy Code
  • Author: Thomas Waite
  • ISBN: 9781532871122
  • Page: 255
  • Format: ebook
  • Unholy Code The Summer of Blood explodes The U S is under siege from foreign jihadists and domestic terrorists When a brilliant exploit strikes at the heart of the National Security Agency s own network former N

    The Summer of Blood explodes The U.S is under siege from foreign jihadists and domestic terrorists When a brilliant exploit strikes at the heart of the National Security Agency s own network, former NSA operative Lana Elkins discovers that it came from within the United States itself More surprising still is the attacker Steel Fist, a cyber savvy radical white supThe Summer of Blood explodes The U.S is under siege from foreign jihadists and domestic terrorists When a brilliant exploit strikes at the heart of the National Security Agency s own network, former NSA operative Lana Elkins discovers that it came from within the United States itself More surprising still is the attacker Steel Fist, a cyber savvy radical white supremacist whose legions feed on his anti Islamic exhortations His popularity only grows when a jihadist team carries out a bold, but baffling, attack on the Louisiana coast, bringing ashore a lethal invader no one can see.Most mysterious of all are Golden Voice, a hacker of unparalleled skill with a murderous agenda and a secret past, and Tahir Hijazi, a Muslim refugee from Sudan with his own shadowy history When Tahir s young nephew starts dating Lana s daughter Emma, Steel Fist calls upon his fans to embark on a new mission assassinate the entire Elkins family.

    1 thought on “Unholy Code

    1. Spy versus Spy or Hacker versus Hacker versus Hacker and citizens of the world are caught in the middle as radical Islamists bring terror and deadly attacks to the U.S. When a vile White Supremacist begins to flood the net with his messages of hate and intolerance, former NSA operative, Lana Elkins is assigned to track, hack and crack the location of “Steel Fist.” But is he the only hacker out there destroying the secrets of the government or is another vigilante also creating back doors and [...]

    2. 3.5 starsAfter reading "Lethal Code", the second book in the Lana Elkins series, I knew I had to read the next book. That ending, wow. I hoped its ramifications would be addressed in this book. They were, to a point. I was hoping for more of the social and practical ramifications but this is a thriller series so the events are more political and action oriented. This book is missing the science fiction aspect that the previous book had and I missed it. "Unholy Code" blends real world events and [...]

    3. “Unholy Code” was published in 2016 and was written by Thomas Waite (thomaswaite/). Mr. Waite has published four novels. I received a galley of this novel for review through netgalley. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. The story is set in various locations in contempory period US. The main character is former NSA operative and cyber security expert Lana Elkins.The US is suffering from several catastrophes (covered in earlier volume [...]

    4. Brutal at times, This novel deals with racism , religious bias, and often just pure hate and revenge. Not for everyone, but if you can handle it, its a representation of how bad it can get and what good people can do to overcome those who are biased.

    5. Book Three of Lana Elkins finds her daughter, who is 17 and in high school, in love with a Sudenese Muslim who goes to her school. His uncle used to be connected to Al-Quid a and ISIS, who now lives in Bethesda, Maryland. The uncle is not at all happy that his Muslim nephew is dating a white, American girl.Plot thickens when nearly the kid's whole lives can be found on social media. Lana is an American target by ISIS due to her post in cyber security against terrorists. Neo-Nazis target Lana's d [...]

    6. I read this as a standalone and I think that's ok. It's a pretty frightening picture of future war, with hackers in the lead. Lana is an interesting character but I was less enthralled with some of the others. This is not my normal sort of read but it is fast paced and engaging. There's a definite market out there for it= you will like it if you enjoy dark thrillers with conspiracies. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

    7. I read this via a digital copy through Netgalley.When I read this, I had no idea it was the third in a series. The characters were well-written, and in some cases, easy to relate to.Unholy Code is a horrifyingly possible near-future.

    8. All too potentially realWell written fast paced intermixed with enough background to keep the flow without losing a first-time to the series. I smell looking forward to reading more of Waite's stories! Bravo!

    9. Thomas Waite's "Unholy Code" is a daring take on near-future events and global issues, in a time where few have the courage to villainize Muslim terrorists (are we allowed to use that phrase?) even in fiction. The scenario is horrifying and plausible, with racist rhetoric, cyber hackers, and the spread of both foreign and domestic terrorism. The foreign terrorist's manipulation of the American racist would be gratifying, if the consequence weren't so chilling.Politics, family life, national secu [...]

    10. On characterization: I’m happy with most of the characters here. One of my favorites is the depiction of the white supremacist “Steel Fist,” or Vinko. He’s vile and horrible, but he’s smart and tech-savvy as well. That’s highly unusual in depictions of this sort of character. He’s the one who doxxes Lana and her daughter Emma, encouraging his many online followers to kill them. There’s a reason why Emma gets pulled into this: she’s dating a Muslim, Sufyan, and the two seem to b [...]

    11. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley exchange for an honest reviewUnholy CodeThomas WhaiteSummary:The “Summer of Blood” explodes. The U.S. is under siege from foreign jihadists and domestic terrorists. When a brilliant exploit strikes at the heart of the National Security Agency’s own network, former NSA operative Lana Elkins discovers that it came from within the United States itself. More surprising still is the attacker: “Steel Fist,” a cyber-savvy radical white suprem [...]

    12. Former NSA agent, Lana Elkins, is back! Still cyber sleuthing trying to keep track of the jihadists, homegrown terrorists and the white supremacists especially the one they call "Steel Fist", the head of a radical supremacist organization with millions of dedicated crazies following his every word and Anti-Islamic rantings on the internet.His popularity only increases when a group of terrorists are apprehended along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Apprehended a bit too easily in Lana's eyes, someth [...]

    13. Unholy Code by Thomas WaiteThis is a frightening thriller that builds on previous novels by Waite but stands alone quite well. There are references to the previous books but no back store. The head of a cyber security agency employed by the U.S. government, Lana, is targeted by Steel Fist and Golden Voice, two cyber villains. The villains want to bring discord to the country as well as carrying grudges focused on Lana.Without the presidential election debacle of 2016 there may not have been as m [...]

    14. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This story really started out with a bang. It’s told from multiple points of view and, like I said, it really grabs your attention. Radical Islamic jihadists reach the shores of the United States, then launch one strike after another. Lana Elkins is the cyber expert trying to access their systems and obtain any and all information about their doings. Along the way, she becomes a target, a [...]

    15. Thomas Waite ’79AuthorFrom the author:The “Summer of Blood” explodes. The U.S. is under siege from foreign jihadists and domestic terrorists. When a brilliant exploit strikes at the heart of the National Security Agency’s own network, former NSA operative Lana Elkins discovers that it came from within the United States itself. More surprising still is the attacker: “Steel Fist,” a cyber-savvy radical white supremacist whose legions feed on his anti-Islamic exhortations. His popularit [...]

    16. Cyber Warfare. Islamists. White Supremists. Global flooding. Ten pounds of excitement in a five pound sack.When a boatload of armed terrorists come crashing ashore in Louisiana, the actions of one surfer dude save a beach full of sunbathers. But something doesn't sit right when they surrender to the local police chief without a fight Lana Elkins, head of CyberFortress, is back in this third book of the eponymous series, and she's always ready to tackle domestic and foreign threats to America, an [...]

    17. .n imaginative thriller written in a style guaranteed to maintain the suspense throughout the story. The use of terrorist activity, high-tech hacking, and characters rich in diversity creates a story that defines the present. The United States is under siege from internal and external terrorists, while most of the seaboard is in chaos from the rise in sea levels resulting from a bomb in Antarctica. In this setting normal human greed and hatred combined with bureaucratic stupidity puts Lana Elkin [...]

    18. A Great Thriller With A Terrifying, Yet Plausible, PlotUnholy Code is a non-stop thriller with frightening parallels to contemporary America. In a country fraught with suspicion and hate, terrorist both foreign and domestic threaten the nation. “Steel Fist,” a white supremacist is bad enough with his anti-Islamic rantings. But “Golden Voice,” a mysterious hacker with a terrifyingly evil agenda, is even worse. Waite’s use of the first person narrator for “Golden Voice” is powerful a [...]

    19. MY REVIEWLana rings true as a character. She's believable if a little bit un-girly. I can certainly identify with her terror about her daughter being threatened. I really don't agree with the laize faire of the parents giving their daughter plenty of time to have sex with her boyfriend in her bedroom upstairs. Call me old fashioned, but that is just wrong in my book.However, the action-packed thrill ride of jihadists, terrorists, cyber-savvy villains, and seemingly a one woman shield between the [...]

    20. Standard disclaimer - received a free copy for review.Brutal, ugly, xenophobic and culturally biased.Unfortunately that is the way of the world now. I will also say family oriented, bravery with differing cultural values accepted and valued.This book also trumpets the better values of humanity!What I thought was going to be a simplistic techno-thriller turned out to be a rock and roll espionage and hacking story. Not being a person of trade-craft but one of technology I think the hacking descrip [...]

    21. I received a free copy from NetGalley. If you read to escape reality this is not a book for you. Every current fear has come true; rising coastal waters, biological terrorist attracts, extreme cyber crime and more. Hate and racism are shown at an extreme. A little bit of good is shown with characters acting out of a need to be heroes and/or love but overall a very gloomy book. This is a third in a series and other than not knowing the details of the rising coastal waters it seems to read okay on [...]

    22. What an exciting book! Truthfully, reading about Lana and her family scared me, but it was invigorating. Remember, I read Children's Lit, so this adult book had it all for me - sex, foul language and extreme violence. I enjoyed the entertainment of this suspenseful book, and plan to find time to go back to the first two in the trilogy. That's right I've only read Book 3 in Waite's series, but hopefully I'll go back and learn about Lana before she became such a fighting woman!

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