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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Shafer, David (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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Three thirty-somethings band together and form "Dear Diary," an underground organization aimed at fighting "The Committee," an international group of industrialists and media moguls who want to privatize all online information.
Authors: Shafer, David (Novelist)
Title: Whiskey tango foxtrot
Publisher: New York, NY :, Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 425 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Shafer
Summary: Three thirty-somethings band together and form "Dear Diary," an underground organization aimed at fighting "The Committee," an international group of industrialists and media moguls who want to privatize all online information.
ISBN: 9780316252638
0316252638
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHAFER 2014
Subject Headings: Information services industry Fiction Corporations Corrupt practices Fiction Subversive activities Fiction Privatization Fiction
Genre/Form: Satire
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Information services industry
Corporations
Subversive activities
Privatization
LCCN: 2014937564
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Although I have yet to read this book, I truly love and admire its premise, given that what it is describing is quite realistic in light of the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden's leaks, in addition to the technical specifications of Trovicor Monitoring Center, developed by a Siemens-Nokia partnership [no doubt to the specifications of government intelligence agencies] now owned and promoted by a German private equity firm.

Sep 01, 2014
  • StephenQuent rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Combines fantastical imagination with literary street smarts and lively wit. Should not be compared to pure "thrillers" though so labelled. Far more humor than Le Carre or Eric Ambler, though less realistic. Has a warm heart. Might be better described as a techno-caper with suspense building around three characters you will really take to. A genre-bender. WARNING
Events accelerate at the end. Read carefully to see the well-knit but not 100% complete resolution .I found the ending just right, in character for all. If you can't wait for a library copy to be available, you know what to do.

Aug 21, 2014
  • armstp rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So many loose threads at the end. No mention of a sequel but I wonder whether one is planned.

Aug 16, 2014
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dwight Gardner of the New York Times called this book " the book of the summer". Cannot wait to read!

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