The Aftermath of the Mirage
This is Edgar Perez’s latest exhilarating thrill-ride through the world of ambitions that consumes a committed team of hackers from unbeknownst geographies in the same vein of the television series Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest.
An Anonymous sympathizer with a family of his own living an unremarkable life in a suburban town in an unnamed state has been offered a choice by the government of the country where he originally comes from: have his family murdered or help orchestrate an attack at the heart of the world’s most sophisticated financial market.
The plan of attack is meticulously researched and even more carefully executed. Foreign governments stand to reap a fortune by destabilizing the American infrastructure and leaving millions of investors stuck in the financial doldrums. Furthermore, there is no trace left for the American authorities to identify the culprit; at least, that’s what they think.
But being a supremely talented hacker doesn’t always mean you cover all your tracks. Equally unassuming and talented teams from the opposite side of the world identify clues that ultimately leads them to grasp the extent of the financial apocalypse that the most powerful nation on Earth will experiment.
Can the unpretentious saviors ring the emergency bells for the best minds from the NSA, the FBI and the CIA to face the upcoming cyber Armageddon? Can the equally unpretentious hacker get to close the gaps in their planning and take his family (and plenty of cash) in a flight that will never return?
Combining an strictly scientific-based narrative style with the uncertain atmosphere and conspiracy themes of The X-Files, The Aftermath of the Mirage explores the country’s deep-seated fears about hacking in an innovative fast-paced novel sure to earn Edgar Perez again the widespread acclaim he conquered with The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street.