Beta: Project Avatar #2020

Beta: Project Avatar By A.M.D. Hays Beta Project Avatar This is an alternate cover image for ISBN and ISBN When a powerful virtual agent makes its way out of the lab the military will stop at nothing to get it back Hays hacks
  • Title: Beta: Project Avatar
  • Author: A.M.D. Hays
  • ISBN: 9780985418205
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beta: Project Avatar By A.M.D. Hays This is an alternate cover image for ISBN 10 0985418206 and ISBN 13 9780985418205When a powerful virtual agent makes its way out of the lab, the military will stop at nothing to get it back Hays hacks into our greatest fears of technology while simultaneously tempting us with the phenomenal capabilities of twenty first century electronics This smart, topical, furious paThis is an alternate cover image for ISBN 10 0985418206 and ISBN 13 9780985418205When a powerful virtual agent makes its way out of the lab, the military will stop at nothing to get it back Hays hacks into our greatest fears of technology while simultaneously tempting us with the phenomenal capabilities of twenty first century electronics This smart, topical, furious paced thriller thrusts world class cryptographer Dee Lockwood against an array of rogue, sociopathic assassins intent on stealing a defunded military software application and igniting a Third Gulf War Lockwood is on her way to a secret NSA conference when a vicious hijacking leaves her friend in a coma but not before he has installed the last copy of BETA on her laptop and smartphone When Lockwood overcomes her fear and provides the impetus for her fellow passengers to regain control of the aircraft, she imagines the terrifying ordeal is over But it s only the beginning BETA is actually Project Avatar, a secret military software project that, after losing Congressional funding, was smuggled out of the Pentagon into the seemingly innocuous consumer grade software application that wound up on Dee s laptop and smartphone Lockwood finds herself the target of UMBRA Special Forces commandos and the hijackers, who team up and try to kill her for the precious code Lockwood enlists the support of her technical genius friend Abe, as well as John, the handsome and mysterious former MI 6 agent Mere steps ahead of the deadly commandos, Lockwood s investigations lead her on a breathless flight from the clandestine NSA conference in the Arizona desert to an illicit financial operation headquartered in the Cayman Islands via the historic streets of Geneva, the ancient royal palaces and gardens of Bangalore, and the jungle trails above Rio Dee s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers BETA s true provenance and brings to light Operation Hydra, a shocking policy coup to initiate a Third Gulf War With the countdown to Operation Hydra under way, Lockwood jets to the Caymans and joins forces with John to expose the rogue plot before all hell breaks loose This action filled, intelligent and thought provoking novel is a thrill a minute adventure from its opening pages to the stunning conclusion.
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    About "A.M.D. Hays"

    1. A.M.D. Hays

      Hays is an author, technologist and analyst She has settled in the USA but has also lived and worked in France, Australia, Guam and New Zealand.An avid traveler she has visited the UK, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, the UAE, Oman, Tahiti, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Spain to name but a few A love of great food and wine has drawn her to France and Italy on numerous occasions.Hays has a Masters degree from Macquarie University.Facebook facebook pages Adele

    541 thoughts on “Beta: Project Avatar”

    1. What a fast paced and intense book Beta is a must have app right next to Candy Crush Dee is a little bit frustrating As the heroine of the novel I wanted her to be strong and steadfast but she was a little too much of a cry baby for my liking You would think by the time she reaches Rio she would accept that she is being chased by a bunch of goons who would love nothing than to bash her head in with her own smart phone but her weakness makes her relate able I guess you could say I had a love hat [...]


    2. Wow, this book was a fantastic read I read several books a day, and this captivated me the entire time I read it The technology and government cover ups that Hays incorporated into the book reminded me of some of Michael Crichton s work, in particular Prey with the nanobots I must admit, I m slightly jealous of Hays imagination in writing this book I am always coming up with ideas for novels, but I never would have come up with this The scary part is that I m sure this technology exists or is no [...]


    3. ARC from NetGalleyAnother fast moving thriller, this book is a novel about Dee Lockwood, a woman who does contract cryptographic work and finds herself being pursued after receiving a beta version of a sophisticated phone app Beta, the high tech application that is like a souped up version of Siri for iPhone, assists Dee in an international race to find the answers before she is eliminated by those who want to capture her.I absolutely loved the characters in this book, especially Dee Lockwood an [...]


    4. Dee,a cryptographer heads to a secret NSA conference with her friend Ed Ed is left in a coma throughout the book after the plane is hijacked When Dee finds guards searching her room, it starts her worldwide adventures escaping her pursuers She has friends to help her along the way along with Beta who becomes both her friend and foe and also the reason the government is after her This book takes you all around the world with many adventures Will she be captured this time or next A government cons [...]


    5. I couldn t put this book down It s a fast paced thriller that just kept me wanting to turn the pages.The technology is awesome I want one of these avatars I enjoyed the characters, in particular the protagonist has a lot of heart and realistic emotion There are plenty of well developed support characters that add further interest, and some laughs.Its full of chases including a great car chase and gutsy escapes altogether a fun read.A very timely tech thriller that shows the good and bad side of [...]


    6. This first novel was a success Once I picked it up and started reading, I couldn t put it down A young cryptographer is caught up in international intrigue when she agrees to try a new software program The result is a very engaging novel.



    7. Fun read Predictable ending but I didn t care because the characters were believable and the tech was accurate Recommended.


    8. Entertaining and provocative I rather enjoyed the writing style and pacing, and the protagonist was quite endearing.




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