The Resource The fox, Frederick Forsyth

The fox, Frederick Forsyth

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The fox
Title
The fox
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Frederick Forsyth
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eng
Summary
Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service Adrian Weston is awoken in the middle of the night by a phone call from the prime minister. Her news is shocking: the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemingly impenetrable firewalls breached by an unknown enemy known only as "The Fox". Even more surprisingly, the culprit is revealed to be a young British teenager, Luke Jennings. He has no agenda, no secrets, just a blisteringly brilliant mind. Extradition to the US seems likely - until Weston has another idea: If Luke can do this to us, what can he do to our enemies?
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  • /* Starred Review */ A lifetime of experience from both bestseller Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) and his lead character, Sir Adrian Weston, informs every page of this terrifically entertaining spy thriller in the classic tradition. Sir Adrian may be retired from the British Secret Intelligence Service, of which he was once deputy chief, but he remains Prime Minister Marjory Graham’s personal adviser on matters concerning national security. When the U.S. National Security Agency is hacked, and it turns out that the perpetrator is Luke Jennings, an 18-year-old computer genius in the U.K., Adrian not only offers advice but comes up with a plan. After convincing the American president, a thinly disguised stand-in for Donald Trump, that there’s a major espionage opportunity here, Adrian initiates Operation Troy, whose object is “the greatest deception in the history of the cyberworld.” Adrian ensconces Luke, now known as the Fox, with his computer and his mother in a series of British safe houses while the spymaster concocts devilishly clever online attacks on the Russians, Iranians, and North Koreans. The risks for Adrian and Luke increase with each operation. That these attacks seem to explain some real-life events make the book even more fascinating. Along the way, Forsyth details the nuts and bolts of modern espionage. Genre fans will be enthralled. Agent: Jonathan Lloyd, Curtis Brown (U.K.). (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/17/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 28, p)
  • After a brilliant English teenager masterminds ferocious cyberattacks on the Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and the CIA just for fun, it's decided not to punish him but to put him to use undermining America's enemies. From CWA Diamond Dagger Award winner Forsyth. --Staff (Reviewed 05/15/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 9, p40)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732618
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forsyth, Frederick
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.O699
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hackers
  • Cyberterrorism
Target audience
adult
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The fox, Frederick Forsyth
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Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780525538424
Lccn
2018037961
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Label
The fox, Frederick Forsyth
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Carrier category code
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text
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  • txt
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Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780525538424
Lccn
2018037961
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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