What if I couldn’t write this post, read on my Kindle or smartphone, engage my friends on all the social networks I am, tweet to my heart’s content, watch whatever I wanted on demand, or go to the grocery store and do the self-checkout and scan the bar codes? I may survive, but John Mariotti asks some larger, more complex questions in The Chinese Conspiracy. Here is what is between the covers:
“When Jim Martini goes back to his WV hometown to see why its major employer failed suddenly he finds more than a failed company. He risks his life, finds a lost love, and stumbles into an international conspiracy. A Chinese revolutionary group is using viruses, hacking, malware and cyber-technology to over-throw its own government and attempt to control the US--by shutting down all forms of computers and communications--all at once.
Suddenly nothing works-communications are "silenced". The US is preoccupied fighting global terrorism, so it's up to Jim, hometown friends and a small team of CIA, FBI, and NSA agents to overcome this devastating threat and stop The Chinese Conspiracy.
Set in the lush mountains of West Virginia and half-way around the world in China, The Chinese Conspiracy weaves a chilling tale of cyber-terrorism, current events and a tender love story. Read The Chinese Conspiracy and then call or e-mail someone you love, but do it while everything still works. “
Here is a little something about the author:
“John Mariotti is an award winning business author and an internationally recognized executive, consultant, keynote speaker. Mariotti started his career in the telecommunications industry, and was deeply involved in governmental affairs during parts of his career. He has written hundreds of articles and columns and nine non-fiction books. In The Chinese Conspiracy he merges an exciting fictional thriller with a factual reality of America’s risk from Cyber-Attacks. His last book, The Complexity Crisis was chosen as one of 2008’s Best Business Books and also one of 2008’s Best Books for Small Business. He lives in the Columbus, OH area. Mariotti can be reached at http://www.mariotti.net
I wanted to get this post out while there is still time to reach everyone. Hopefully my internet connections were not shut down before I got it out. If you are reading this, understand that this is a very chilling, technical read that will make you look at anything that touches the internet or electricity in a new way and with new respect. Computers have become a fact of life and the Chinese are plotting against us as I write. If you are Chinese and are at this minute plotting against us, stop reading now please. Moving on, the novel moves at a good pace, made me think a bunch, and gave me a new found respect for cell towers and my love of Google. Take five minutes and just consider how many that you rely on are connected to the internet or cell usage, it is staggering. Give this thought provoking novel a try.
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