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Vladimir Putin is finally about to retire and has handpicked his replacement. But what Putin doesn’t know, is that Alexei Navalny is a double agent, the Russian oligarchs want him dead, and only the CIA can save him. BYTE (Dunn Books; October 2, 2018) is the stunning new political thriller by Eric C. Anderson.
There are no last names at the CIA, only monikers, and “Roller” is no exception. The moniker was inspired by her use of a wheelchair, but make no mistake—this witty, wise-cracking and pistol-packing African-American agent is also the most brilliant cyber warfare expert ever to grace the halls of Langley.
When Roller’s bosses discover that the balance of power between the U.S. and Russia is about to run off the rails, she’s called upon to head a cyber strike team and face off with a doppelganger female hacker from the underbelly of the Dark Net. But there’s $50 billion of oligarch money at play and bitcoins to intercept that could kill tens of thousands of innocents. Some days it just doesn’t pay to roll into work.
BYTE is the techno-thriller that spirals us into an underworld of cybernauts who can make kings or break them and shatter civilizations with a keystroke.
“Former intelligence ofﬁcer Eric C. Anderson hits his stride with Byte, an insider novel about geopolitical insanity and cataclysmic brinksmanship. This caustic, brilliant narrative takes us less than a decade into the future, Chuck Schumer is President, Vladimir Putin is facing his own endgame, and the world is up for grabs. This is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, readers will come away knowing more about cyber conﬂicts and crypto-currencies than they ever dreamed of. They’ll also be sleeping less well at night. Byte is not to be missed.”
—Steven Hartov, best-selling author of In the Company of Heroes
Praise for Eric C. Anderson
“Eric C. Anderson writes a swift-paced update of the old Vietnam tragedy where everyone is hostile and there is no credible goal but survival.”
– John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show, WABC
“A shockingly real ‘ripped from the headlines’ story, this military thriller takes you on a heart-pounding ride through the frontlines of America’s war on terror. Eric C. Anderson really delivers!”
– R.G. Belsky, author, Blond Ice
“Eric Anderson uses his in-depth knowledge to write a story that pulls back the curtains! He knows his stuff!” – Anderson Harp, author, Northern Thunder, Retribution and Born of War