Ex-SAS Major Peter Dallman is trying unsuccessfully to find peace in a Zen monastery when he receives an urgent request for help from an old friend, US Special Forces Colonel Jim Wolfe. Wolfe is concerned about his daughter, a woman known as Silver, who appears to have thrown up a brilliant executive career to become the dazzling mistress of David Ransome, head of the Cybernel Computer Corporation, and one of America’s most powerful and unscrupulous magnates. Dallman heads for the high society world of Palm Beach and is plunged into a nightmare of savage corporate infighting, sabotage and technology gone wild. This taut, visceral thriller hurtles from crisis to crisis through Florida and Coney Island to end in a thrilling finale in New York. Praise for Quicksilver A fascinating insight into computer crime… a thrilling read. The Observer Another winner from Norman Hartley. This time it’s computer crime in his sights. Can anyone feel safe? Philadelphia Bulletin A fascinating and intelligent look at computer crime. Skilfully plotted with exciting twists and turns as the heroine struggles to expose corporate wrongdoing in Florida and New York. The Toronto Globe and Mail Highlife, exotica and excitement’ The Guardian ‘Non-stop entertainment’ Booklist A beautiful computer expert caught in a vicious struggle between corporations. A heady mix of computer crime, violence and ingenious plotting. Houston Post As we look at the growing computerization of our society~ and see an equal growth in the variety of computer crimes – is it unreasonable to assume that gambits discussed in this fictitious account are unlikely? Think on it… it's hard to feel very secure these days. ACM - the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.
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Norman Hartley has spent most of his life writing and wandering the world, first as a freelance while selling beer in Africa, then as a Reuters correspondent, roving newspaper reporter and broadcaster and later as a BBC editor.
He has written three other thrillers, The Saxon Network, The Viking Process and Shadowplay. His work has been translated into twelve languages.
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