Title: Cold Eyes
Publisher: Xlibris, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author
Inscribed, "Dear Kathy please enjoy reading. With all my best, Mina Wilcox. Bookseller Inventory # 007854
Synopsis: A prominent Stanford researcher, Dr. Brett Russell, is found dead the morning he is scheduled to reveal his medical breakthrough to a worldwide conference in San Jose. The night of his murder, his computer which contains years of confidential research is invaded by a cyber hacker and all traces of activities are wiped clean. Joanne Gravitz, a young software developer for OmegaSoft is hired to assist the FBI in tracing the identity of the murderous database hacker. Her first day on the job creates continuous fear when the hacker learns of her involvement and makes her his next prey.
From the Inside Flap: To what length will someone of uncommon intelligence and societal prestige go to exact retribution for a wrong committed against him?
A prominent Stanford researcher, Dr. Brett Russell, is found dead the morning he is to present his latest medical breakthrough to a world-wide audience in San Jose, California. The discovery sends shockwaves throughout the Silicon Valley all the way to Europe. Dr. Marianne Dobbins, his wife, receives the news of her husband's death while in Rome with their two daughters, shopping for the wedding gown of the oldest daughter, Lisa. The news brings fear to her heart--has someone uncovered her secret of twenty-five years?
Russell's lab servers are hacked the same night and years of confidential research data--including everything about the breakthrough--is corrupted and now useless. When his personal laptop is also discovered missing, the connection between hacking and murder seems certain--but what is the connection? Was he murdered to get at the data, or was the data destroyed to cover up the murderer's identity?
The hackings continue on a level never before experienced--like some computer genius has gone mad with his power to penetrate and destroy. Or are the hackings a calculated distraction?
Joanne Gravitz, a talented computer wiz is sought out by the FBI to help catch the murderous database hacker who is suspected of murdering the prominent doctor. Joanne, OmegaSoft's premier security expert, is getting worldwide press for her proficiency in writing software to solve hacker problems. Her newest application, COLD EYES, can readily find and trace the source of any hacker's activities. Or so Gravitz thought before encountering the hacker who calls himself "CyberGod."
Gravitz is just days out of the hospital after a near fatal accident, and missing the bedside visits from the handsome surgeon whose skill is why she can walk again. But she pushes pain and heartstrings aside to throw herself into finding the hacker. Somehow, CyberGod always stays a step ahead of her, sending her cryptic messages warning her to stop or suffer the same consequences as Dr. Russell. She pushes COLD EYES harder and takes more risks herself, only to unearth damning evidence pointing to the surgeon who have saved her life; the same man she is falling in love.
Is he the psychopath genius who calls himself CyberGod? It isn't until CyberGod's capture that Gravitz learns of his motive, which has nothing do with the prominent Dr. Russell, but to a secret his wife had kept from him for more than twenty-five years.
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