Disruption by Chuck Barrett


5 out of 5 stars

This book has everything I love starting with cyberwar/terrorism.  The plot revolves around a potential cyber attack on the world.  You can tell that Barrett did his research here since the entire plot seemed incredibly plausible.  I work for a technology firm and all of the details and nuances that he included were just perfect for the type of story and attack he was talking about.

The narration for Disruption was done by Scott Brick who is a veteran in the audiobook narration field.  Brick does an amazing job with this book — helping to move it’s already fast pace even faster.  Brick takes a great book and makes it greater.

It also had a lot of international travel and intrigue.  The main characters Jake Pendleton and Francesca Catanzaro travels to different places trying to piece together the different clues and data they were able to parse with help from their team.  The different places that played a part in Disruption really made the book interesting and fun to read.

The story itself was very good.  There is honestly something for anyone in this book.  Cyber Attacks, Love, Intrigue, International Travel, and some sinister plot-lines that I won’t ruin in this review.

Overall, Disruption was awesome.  It was a blast to read from beginning to end and I had fun reading it.  It’s one of those books where it could go one way or the other.  I hoped that I was going to like it, and I was right.  I’m really glad that I picked this up — and now, I’ll be looking for more books like this from Chuck Barrett.

Book Description:

Disruption by Chuck Barrett five-stars
Disruption by Chuck Barrett
Narrator: Scott Brick
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Series: Jake Pendleton #4
Published by Audible Studios on October 25, 2016
Genres: Technothriller
Format: Audiobook
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There are two types of people: those who have been hacked and know it, and those who have been hacked and don’t know it.

Former Naval Intelligence Officer turned secret operative Jake Pendleton finds himself in a pulse-pounding race to stop a cyber-terrorist from releasing a string of the most heinous cyber-crimes the world has ever seen. Crimes that could render the world’s advanced technology useless.

Jake teams with his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, to track down their only lead, a white-hat hacker in Italy known only as The Jew. A man who might hold the key to stop a group of black-hat hackers from causing worldwide chaos—tag named Disruption.

After a search of the hacker’s flat in Rome turns up empty, Jake and Francesca follow the clues—a trail of dead bodies that leads them across Europe. Along the way, Jake discovers a possible link between recent hacks and a Malaysian airliner that mysteriously disappeared.

In the final adrenaline-charged moments before Disruption, Jake and Francesca find themselves in a high-voltage race to stop these cyber terrorists from unleashing destruction against their sworn mortal enemy.

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 About the Author:

chuck-barrettChuck Barrett is the bestselling author of the Award-Winning Jake Pendleton series—Breach of Power, The Toymaker, and The Savannah Project, as well as his latest award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series.

In addition to writing thrillers, Barrett speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups. Some of his topics include Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing based on his book—Publishing Unchained: An Off-Beat Guide To Independent Publishing—as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from ‘Idea’ to ‘Finished Manuscript,’ Mysteries & Thrillers: Fact or Fiction, and Adding the “What if” in Storytelling.

Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors. He and his wife, Debi currently reside in Colorado.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~ Twitter  ~  Facebook

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I’ve loved reading since I was little when my dad would read me Dr. Suess books. Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why.Then, I found a book that took me to another place and time, to another feeling,another sense of “being”.It was the first book that I ever fell in love with, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.

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