Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Shafer, David

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316252638
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHAFER 2014
Characteristics: 425 pages ;,25 cm


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Nina says- Local Author: Data mining, paranoia and a potential cliffhanger ending.

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Dec 27, 2014
  • JLMason rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Part Sci-Fi, part thriller, part tongue-in-cheek satire, the first half is more interesting and amusing than the second, which becomes increasingly bizarre with contorted plot constructs and outlandish technology to keep it moving. The cliff hanger ending is clearly setting up a sequel or trilogy. I'll bet he's sold the movie rights.

Nov 20, 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

Nov 19, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

[Read this book, and Gabriella Coleman's book, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy, then Google /// Trovicor Monitoring Center \\\ and /// Wikileaks Spy File \\\.]

This book is fiction, right? Great writing, but not sure if that fiction category is correct? Agree with StephenQuent's comments below with exception of /// less realistic \\\? ? ? How can it be less realistic when such things as the Trovicor Monitoring Center [full intelligence platform] exists, able to do full spectrum surveillance, intercept one's email, alter it, spoof it in reply, then dispatch an extreme rendition team to meet at time/place designated in intercepted and altered email?

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.


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