Author: Jerome Preisler
Creators: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik
Series: Net Force
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Released: December 1st, 2020
I received a copy of Net Force: Attack Protocol in exchange for a fair and honest review.
If you are a fan of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik’s Net Force series, then you’re going to want to check out Jerome Preisler’s addition to the world: Attack Protocol.
In the burgeoning world of technology, cybersecurity is becoming an ever growing concern. Every agency out them seems to have their own protection force at this point in time, including the famous Net Force.
They’ve been sent to the Carpathian mountains to strike at a growing threat – one that has potential global repercussions. Assuming that the team can’t route them out before it’s too late, that is. Imagine the horror of any major scale attack, and now picture the virtual effects that come to bear, and you’ll know what Net Force is up against here.
“The hackers – the technologie vampiri – are the local economy. The government protects them. The polizei, the citizens, everyone.”
Net Force: Attack Protocol was a fast-paced and thrilling read, that much is probably obvious. We’re talking about the super agents of the cybersecurity world, who seem to find themselves in physical confrontation much one than the average person would expect.
Before I dive into my review, I should mention that I haven’t read any of the previous novels in this series. So I didn’t know much about Net Force going into this read, and yet Attack Protocol still caught my attention and made me want to dive right in.
Even knowing a bit about cybersecurity, I was both impressed and blown away by the sheer amount of action woven into this novel. I guess I probably shouldn’t have been surprised, it’s basically Mission Impossible with more tech. At least, that’s how I see it in my mind’s eye.
Much of the novel actually takes place in Romania, and the villains have a name to go with the location (technologie vampiri). It made for a different sort of setting, and in general, it just seemed to have a lot of fun with those core concepts. That enjoyment easily carries over to the readers as well, resulting in an exciting experience.
Again, as I haven’t read the previous books, I can’t compare Jerome Preisler’s writing to that of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. I can say that I personally really adored the writing style, and would happily read any further additions to this adventure.