The Exploit

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Pub Date Sep 14 2023 | Archive Date Sep 14 2023
Aria & Aries | Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book

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The gripping new thriller from Daniel Scanlan. FBI Special Agent Ericka Blackwood faces off against criminal mastermind Dantalion in a race against time to save thousands of lives... and herself.

Following her harrowing pursuit of sinister cybercriminal Dantalion, and her life-changing decision to pursue personal vengeance over her case, Ericka Blackwood hit rock bottom. The only way she can find redemption is through the relentless hunting down of her former quarry.

But Ericka is not the only one seeking Dantalion, whose scope has extended from orchestrating murder via the Dark Web and entered the world of international terrorism. A series of explosions in Pakistan alerts intelligence services to the possibility of Dantalion's involvement, and Ericka, and her old colleagues from the FBI, are hot on the criminal mastermind's trail.

Which is exactly what he wants...

Reviews for Daniel Scanlan:

'A thrilling rollercoaster of twists and turns that will have you racing through its pages' Boyd Morrison
'Dark, brutal, scary – yet absolutely riveting' Samantha Brick
'Frighteningly plausible... The Hacker is a modern, thrilling novel' Promoting Crime Fiction
'Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson' P.R. Black

The gripping new thriller from Daniel Scanlan. FBI Special Agent Ericka Blackwood faces off against criminal mastermind Dantalion in a race against time to save thousands of lives... and herself.


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Another great book from this author, I’ve read the previous ones and they are just as good, I loved the ideas in it and it kept me reading until the very end

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After reading The Hacker the first book to feature Agent Ericka Blackwood I thought I knew what to expect. Boy I so wrong. This is a tech thriller on speed. After the explosive ending to the last book Ericka is broken and on the run in fact she has gone rogue and has her own agenda. Her nemesis Danalion is back and is more dangerous than ever.. Revenge and an end game which blew me away. A terrifying techno thriller that I devoured in one sitting. This book deserves more than five stars and so highly recommended.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the Arc in return for an honest review.

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Spotted this book and after reading the description decided to give it a try.
The story starts with the hero broke after after the events triggered in her first story.
It starts slowly but does really keep you guessing as to where it's going.
Interaction between the main characters really does create a feeling of empathy towards the good and dislike of the bad.
Even if you are not a great fan of cyber warfare novels this book is really worth a read.
What is terrifying is that almost everything that happens is possible.
The mental rebuild of the main character is also very well written and shows an immense amount of background study by the author into the realms of psychiatry.
Definitely worth a read.

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Everyone is after Dantalion but the one who wants her most is Ericka. This is a fast paced and topical thriller that blends good characters with a regrettably plausible scenario. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. A page turner.

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Thank you to #NetGalley, Aria & Airies Publishers and Daniel Scanlon for the opportunity to read an advance copy of THE EXPLOIT, to be published 14 September 2023. 4/5 Stars for this suspense thriller about a genius level hacker who created software that would allow blackmail of anyone. The characters were all presented at the beginning of the book, which made it difficult to follow until about halfway through the novel. At the finale, it became apparent this was part of a series which I had not previously known. Anyone into coding and computer languages would love this techno thriller. #NetGalley #Aria&Aries #DanielScanlon #TheExploit

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