A Spot On Technothriller
5 out of 5 stars
Jubilee: a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land. The story Jubilee takes a similar idea to what is really keeping the world enslaved – debt.
Jubilee reminded me of a lot of other stories throughout it. At times it was similar to Mr. Robot and Fight Club (end-game of both stories). And at other times it had the technical expertise that it reminded me of some of the best fiction thrillers and non-fiction technical books I’ve read. If he continues to write stories like Jubilee, Joseph Preach is an author to look out for.
The technology expertise was definitely there. I didn’t feel like I was being talked down to either which made this a fun and enjoyable book without getting extremely bogged down in the details. Preacher had a way of writing about difficult and technical things where the reader could just enjoy it, instead of having to go Google it.
The story had a really nice feel and flow to it. It really flew by and I couldn’t stop reading it. I think it took me less than two days to finish this book. And those were work days. I listened almost every moment I was awake. I love when a book can totally capture my attention like that.
I sincerely hope that this isn’t it for Preacher. I hope that he has more technothrillers about similar ideas bouncing around in his head because I really want more books like this in my life.
I thought that the narration done by Tim Campbell really helped to set the tone of Jubilee. He allowed Preacher’s ideas to just flow and made a book I couldn’t put down even harder to set down.
Jubilee: The Heist To Erase Debt by Joseph Preacher
Narrator: Tim Campbell
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
on October 6, 2016
Mastermind. Con-Artist. Hacker. Burglar. Muscle man. Together, this crew will execute the most ambitious heist ever conceived.
On the surface, Roman Hawker is the consummate professional. Behind that squeaky-clean façade lies a secret; he’s a masterful thief. After yet another successful robbery, Roman and his partners-in-crime are ready to celebrate, but that celebration is short-lived when they are shaken by the death of Roman’s estranged father.
When the facts leading up to his father’s death come to light, Roman’s friends rally around him to get revenge. But it means they'll have to commit to executing the most harrowing plan that Roman has ever come up with. Their combined efforts could potentially free society from the shackles of crippling financial debt, but the avenues they’ll have to navigate to succeed will prove to be far more challenging than any of them could have predicted.
Jubilee, an ingenious malware program derived from the infamous Stuxnet, is the only thing that can accomplish their objective. Can Roman and his crew evade the FBI manhunt long enough to pull this one off? Or will the shadow organization that will stop at nothing to find them be the one to compromise their mission?
Jubilee: The Heist to Erase Debt is packed with heart-stopping political intrigue, adrenaline-fueled suspense, and high-octane action. It’s a slick heist and technothriller that taps into the unrest and disillusionment of debt and its devastating effects on society.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Joseph Preacher enjoys writing cinematic fiction that offers readers a daring and thought-provoking alternative view of the world we live in. Having lived in Texas, Hawaii, New York City, Bangladesh and Japan, Preacher brings a multi-layered, global perspective to his thrilling narratives, in which the landscape shifts underfoot and horizons materialize anew with every twist of the plot. A former enlisted Marine and corporate finance guy, Preacher finds in storytelling the freedom to create gripping plots that challenge, inspire, and boldly reinvent the way we see the world that’s right in front of us.