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The God's eye view, Barry Eisler

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The God's eye view
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The God's eye view
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Barry Eisler
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gods eye view
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eng
Summary
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. But when Evelyn discovers the existence of an NSA program code-named God's Eye, and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins: Delgado, a sadistic bomb maker and hacker; and Manus, a damaged giant of a man who until now has cared for nothing beyond protecting the director. Within an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming, a global war is being fought--a war between those desperate to keep the state's darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them. A war that Evelyn will need all her espionage training and savvy to survive. A war in which the director has the ultimate informational advantage: The God's Eye View
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  • /* Starred Review */ When Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove was having its run, service people left the theater muttering, “That wasn’t a satire. That’s what they’re like.” So it is with Eisler’s fine thriller. His power-mad loons, who pull the levers of supersecret government organizations, aren’t exaggerated for dramatic effect. We know that because Eisler has appended an 18-page guide to all the nasty stuff governments do in the name of national security. His achievement, though, is to make this cybersnoop world not just a backdrop but instead a vital—and wonderfully vile—character on its own. Evelyn Gallagher, head of the NSA’s camera network and facial-recognition program, observes a meeting between a reporter and a would-be whistle-blower. She reports it to her boss, who decides the two must be killed and Evelyn spied upon because now she knows too much. The agent sent to monitor her is not quite what the boss thinks, and the personal and cyberfink stories are blended beautifully. Tension and action spice the plot, but that’s all that can be revealed here. Someone might be watching. -- Crinklaw, Don (Reviewed 12-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 7, p28)
  • /* Starred Review */ In this intricately plotted thriller from bestseller Eisler (Graveyard of Memories ), NSA analyst Evelyn Gallagher warns Theodore Anders, the NSA director, that her worldwide spy system has tagged a senior NSA official meeting in Istanbul with an investigative reporter—an indicator that a major security breach may be happening. But she unwisely expresses her suspicion to the Anders that the NSA seems to be proactive in the permanent removal of such persons, making herself a threat to his highly illegal God’s Eye program. Gallagher, a single mother supporting her deaf young son, Dash, now becomes the target of the director’s wet-work specialists, the sadistic Thomas Delgado and Marvin Manus, a deaf brute with a deadly skill set. But Manus finds himself bonding with Dash and then becomes attracted to Gallagher. When the two fall into a romantic entanglement, all hell breaks loose. Eisler’s expert knowledge of spycraft and hand-to-hand combat combine with his ultra-deep distrust of government intelligence to propel this suspenseful yarn into the front ranks of paranoid thrillers. Agent: Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed November 30, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 48, p)
  • National Security Administration (NSA) director Theodore Anders is determined to keep America safe even if it means disregarding the Constitution. After previous highly publicized leaks of classified information, Anders is focused more than ever on protecting his most valuable surveillance tool, a computer program he dubbed God's Eye. The highly sophisticated facial recognition program, which accesses surveillance cameras around the world, sends reports of suspicious activity to Anders, who then determines if certain threats need to be eliminated. Evie Gallagher depends on her NSA job managing the camera networks to support herself and her young special-needs son. But when she connects coincidental deaths of certain journalists and government officials to her reports to the director, she and her son are soon running for their lives. VERDICT Award-winning author Eisler (Graveyard of Memories) craftily incorporates his CIA background and detailed research in this electrifying thriller. Numerous hand-to-hand combat scenes and espionage galore are sure to captivate fans of Lee Child or Daniel Silva. --Joy Gunn (Reviewed 02/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 3, p88)
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Eisler, Barry
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813/.6
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fiction
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  • United States
  • Anders, Theodore
  • Assassins
  • Murder
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The God's eye view, Barry Eisler
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22 cm
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374 pages, 32 unnumbered pages
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9781503949614
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The God's eye view, Barry Eisler
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Includes bibliographical references in unnumbered pages at end of work
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text
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22 cm
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374 pages, 32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781503949614
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bl2015057748
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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