Going into the Wild East to steal Russian computer hackers for the American Government and in the process discovering a horrendous experimental Cyber Weapon gave John Mac & Christian Cannon an adventure they had never counted on.
Discover the real powerbases of Russia, Britain and the USA.
Enjoy the British Royals, NSA, New York Mafia, the Russian GRU, the SAS and the British Secret Service like you've never seen them before.
This book is the first ever story written by Christopher Keenan. It is dedicated to John McAleese, who is the iconic SAS legend, you saw on the balcony of the Iranian embassy. John was head of the focus group used for keeping the book as close to reality as possible within its fiction genre. John suddenly and very unexpectedly died just 9 days after the book was finished.
10 years after the collapse of the old Soviet Union the Russian’s are in a desperate state. Every daring entrepreneur and foreign government is out to steal what they can from the failing and now corrupted old USSR. The Russian government is desperate to protect their top scientists and secret weapons projects, desperate enough to kill.
A 30 year old, British entrepreneur, by the name of ‘Christian Cannon’ (Cannon) has been successfully stealing Russia’s top most secret software developers and using them as his very own private army of computer hackers.
Mr. Cannon’s ventures don’t pass by undetected; he is soon flagged up by the NSA after his Russian Girlfriend in Moscow sells him out to the American Secret Service. However, it’s not just the NSA that have taken an interest in Cannon.
In New York City lives and works ‘Maria’, she’s the stunningly beautiful daughter of a Manhattan Mafia Boss called Eugene. Maria has been competing with Cannon for years, hacking into legal firms, accounting companies and investment houses to demonstrate their weaknesses and for a large fee she then offers to help these businesses secure their computer networks. Maria aims for a big defense contract by hacking illegally into the NSA’s network but to her surprise she discovers she’s not the only unauthorized person accessing it.
Maria knows she will never directly be able to win a bid to secure the NSA computer network because of her mafia boss father, so invites Christian Cannon to front the deal. Cannon accepts on the condition that he can use his Russian team to hunt down and locate the other hackers logged into the NSA. Maria agrees with Cannon’s idea of offering the NSA a cleanup contract and as a sweetener to the deal a list of all the hackers who have gained access to their network.
The plan seems solid with the exception of four factors:
1. The NSA is already on to Cannon and if they catch him with the list of hackers he’ll have nothing to trade.
2. The Russians are also onto Cannon and they want to kill him to set an example to any other entrepreneurial spies.
3. The British Secret Service are also onto Cannon and they want the list of hackers and Cannon’s Russian team for themselves.
4. An aging private security advisor to the Queen called Sir Adam, is looking for his replacement and feels Cannon might make a suitable candidate for the job. Aware that the Americans and the Russians will probably try and kill Cannon he pulls his best man; ‘John Mac’ out of retirement to help.
- Christopher Keenan, November 2011
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