Tanner Zane is a Mormon with a secret criminal past. Nobody suspects that, before his religious conversion, Tanner hacked into thousands of computer networks across the globe. He accumulated millions of dollars from his illegal activities until a sudden, life-changing event caused him to abandon hacking and give his fortune to charity.
But Tanner’s guarded past is exposed when he is kidnapped by his mysterious neighbor and forced to hack into an impossible target—Los Alamos National Labs.
Inside the government facility is a prototype quantum computer that is powerful enough to crack the digital safeguards of the Internet.
When Tanner learns that cyber-terrorists will use the quantum computer to commit massive identify theft and corporate espionage around the world, he deliberately engages in an intense game of intellectual cat-and-mouse with his captors to prevent them from obtaining the device.
Note: Not eligible for Whitney Award. Previously published in 2012 as The Mormon Hacker.
Title: The Quantum Breach
Author: Denver Acey
Publisher: Bonneville Books/Cedar Fort
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Formats: 260 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book
Genre: Suspense Thriller
The author of this book obviously has a lot of knowledge about computers and hacking. At times I felt like I was being preached to about Internet safety (not that it’s not an important topic) and the first half of the book had a lot of technical details that seemed to bog the story down at times. But the second half definitely picked up the action and suspense! A good reminder about the potential dangers in our technological world!