The gripping debut techno thriller from cybercrime specialist Daniel Scanlan. FBI Special Agent Ericka Blackwood chases a deadly online predator in a high-stakes hunt for the truth. Perfect for fans of Thomas Harris and Stieg Larsson.
He's online. He's anonymous. He's deadly.
When a video surfaces on the Dark Web showing a murder no one else could have witnessed, FBI Special Agent Ericka Blackwood starts tracking down the killer. But the case is even darker than Ericka thought. Hidden behind an avatar named Dantalion, a criminal mastermind is feeding his sadistic appetites by directing the crimes of others – and he may have been orchestrating his twisted schemes for years.
As Ericka homes in on her target, the tables are suddenly turned. Dantalion has information that will help Ericka fulfil a deeply personal quest for revenge... but only if she risks her career, her life, and the fate of Dantalion's future victims. Does vengeance come at too high a price?
Reviewers on The Hacker:
'Frighteningly plausible and deftly written, Daniel Scanlan’s debut is a thrilling roller coaster of twists and turns.' Boyd Morrison
'A thoroughly disturbing lightning-paced thriller. Dark, twisted and horribly captivating.' Ian Green
'Tense, gripping, brutal, scary – The Hacker has everything you'd want from a thriller.' P.R. Black
'Dark, brutal, scary – yet absolutely riveting.' Samantha Brick
'The author creates an atmosphere of high-tech terror... A modern, thrilling novel.' Promoting Crime Fiction