I discovered this modern technothriller set in San Francisco through an email from Hidden Gems and was intrigued by the premise but dislike the unrealistically short time frame they give you for submission of your review so was appy to see it was also available from NetGalley who don t pester you with follow up emails It s billed as Die Hard for IT nerds and there is certainly a lot you with follow up emails It s billed as Die Hard for IT nerds and there is certainly a lot computer talk that went completely over my Nehru's India Select Speeches head as I am far from techno savvy so forgive me if I use the wrong terms in this review but this didn t stop me enjoying it as an exciting thriller featuring a feistyeroine reminiscent of a less violent Lisbeth SalanderDeb Bollinger is the lead IT engineer at Codewise a buzzy tech firm who poached El poder de Lady Wifi! (Miraculous [Prodigiosa Ladybug]. Cmic) her from Google due toer brilliant coding skills She s overcome a difficult childhood on the streets with was it love her schizophrenic mother and enjoyser work but A Very Private Gentleman her main passions areer new app Carebnb which is designed to offer Processing Syntax and Morphology homeless or unhoused people unused beds in the city ander gadgets like Raven an intelligent solar powered drone who is part assistant part pet On the day of Carebnb s launch the bosses at Codewise announce a mandatory corporate training exercise for all staff called Blackuest 40 which includes a comms blackout and enforced on site presence for forty His Girl from Nowhere hours A natural rebel Deb tries to escape but is brutally returned to the sinister Facilitators who are running the exercise with threats ranging from loss of staff stock options to forced injections of speed Suspicious that this must be than an exercise Deb will use aller skills and toys to subvert their plan and free A DIY Guide for All Things Natural Hair: Discover Homemade Conditioner and Hair Rinse Recipes for Your Crowning Glory her colleagues but with the clock ticking on than just their jobs will this pint sized John McLane beat the baddiesWhile I did find this a bit long and don t like first person present narration I didn tave a problem with the geek speak my usband is an IT professional and even after 17 years I still don t understand much of it as the story was well written with fluent dialogue and well described action seuences so I could just let the computer stuff wash over me as it didn T Interfere With The interfere with the Knowing this was an omage to Die Hard and it is even referenced with plenty of fun Easter eggs Africans away from home Essays and policy studies helped me understand where this was going and forgive the implausible scenario to just enjoy the rideMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc which allowed me to give anonest review Blackuest 40 is available now Although the main character is a smug arrogant principal engineer at a software company she grew on me What if your dreadful team bonding experience reuired by HRmanagement was actually a Hired Gun Hired Gun hostage situation in disguise Surprisingly entertaining with crawling thru ducts and remote piloting drones A corporate training exercise is a deadly coverup for something much sinister in this fast pacedigh octane thriller with a kick ass Second Edition of a Report on the Geology and Natural Resources of the Area Included by the Nipissing and Timiskaming Map Sheets heroineDeb Bollinger is a crack coder with a mentally ill mother and a passion for gettingomeless off the streets being that she and Kid Paddle - tome 11 - Le retour de la momie qui pue qui tue her mom were onceomeless Her work at the firm is just an excuse to launch Diary Journal of David Brainerd her pet project Carebnb which pairs guestosts with Cyril Lignac Coffret en 2 volumes : Tome 1, Cuisine attitude ; Tome 2, Gnration chef homeless for a nightWhile I profess to know little about coding the author obviously understand the technical details and describes them in a way that never gets boring It really is edge of the seat excitingow the formulas calculations and analytics are just flowing through the character likes she s a computerOn top of that Deb s suspicions and attempts to evade the inevitable never stops Anatomie de l'horreur 2 her from being brash and sarcastic much to the consternation of the trainers ander colleagues and to delight of readers I laughed out loud so many times admiring the scrappy fierce and loyal eroine who literally saves the day Deb Bollinger is an IT engineer at Codewise Although er coding skills are amazing Business Networks in Syria her pet project is an app that finds unoccupied places foromeless people to stay On the day of the release of Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality her app the company decides toave all the employees to partake in this mandatory training exercise Deb is not one to follow the rules an. Deb Bollinger Sheltie at the Funfair has no time for corporate trainingHer company's top engineer at just twenty seven Debas blocked off Problems and Solutions for Undergraduate Analysis Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics her day for the one project she truly cares about the launch of Carebnb an app that finds spare beds for theomeless When she's told all employees must drop everything for some busywork exercise called Blackue. To a military operation possibly a foreign unfriendly operation than to anything that could resemble
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Tough Spirited Anti Establishment Rebel And She spirited anti establishment rebel and she not go down without the fight of er life This is a fast action story with a whole lot of technical jargon thrown in that went way over my ead but I was able to just trust Deb that she knew what she was Doing Cheering Her On cheering er on er fight against something that was clearly very wrong Deb knows she can not trust anyone as she uses every bit of er physical and mental resources to escape from deadly forces that are used to bring er under control Deb is an expert in AI building both the ardware and software for AI bodies into which she installs Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction her work Part ofer arsenal to fight Nymph Fly Tying Techniues her captors is the various AI gadgets that sheas built for other projects or for fun all with varying abilities Deb ends up being one beat up body as she fights something that she realizes could be the end of undreds of thousands of lives if the oppressors get what they want from er Thank you to Jeff Bond and NetGalley for this ARC The main character is simply EXHAUSTING to be around I would uit if I found myself working for Les derniers jours : La fin de l'empire romain d'Occident her Also annoyingow many times she mentions Loveland her sandals ander spiky Little Tree hair sandal sandal sandal sandal sandalow about shoe foot feet or not making them unnecessarily prominent And as a SJW the main character flogged ideals to death whether it made sense to the story or notAnd she just grates my last nerve with Aliran Politik Dan Aidah Dalam Islam her ego Oh and if you don tave working knowledge about coding tech scripts and computer language you re likely to become even annoyed and exhausted I won this book as part of the Goodreads giveaway for my Guide de l'employeur culturel honest opinion This is my first book by this author I am the complete opposite of tech savvy and thought it would take me forever to finish this book let along understand it I was wrong and I loved every page of it It was fast paced with twist and turns The main character isighly annoying and reminds me of a pre tween than an almost 30 year old She gave the book an interesting feel with Der Heimliche Fürstensohn her disobedience but also willingness to care andelp people less fortunate than Science and Democracy herself I do wish they would limit the amount of times they referenceer poor sandals Great read and would love to read another one with this similar vibe Fast paced full of suspense and twists this book makes for a great read The characters are well developed and the storyline is very tight and well written This is my first book by this author but it won t be my lastI voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from Hidden Gems I started Blackuest 40 before work one morning expecting to get through maybe 50 pages Instead two and a Strength Training for Basketball (Strength Training for Sport) halfours later I d read the whole thing and was late I can t rave enough about this book I d give it six stars out of five if I couldFor the spirit animal I chose a raven Those birds are canny clever and compelling just like this gem of a book A raven does play a part in the book in an unexpected way but you ll Megalodon: Fact or Fiction? have to read it to find outowI loved every aspect of Blackuest 40 The characters are well developed without being overdone The plot is a winner and (Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Programme for Women) By Julia R. Heiman (Author) Paperback on (Dec , 2008) has just enough action to keep you turning page after page without being frenetic Mr Bond s prose isighly readable without being condescendingly simple and the book is flawlessly editedThe main character Deb reminded me of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo albeit less scarred She also reminded me of Tank Girl which probably dates me but ey it s true I loved Deb and couldn t get enough of erIf there are flaws in a book especially gross ones it is easier to talk about at length There were no such problems John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, here and I find myself at a loss for words to describeow mesmerizing and perfect this book is Run don t walk and get your copy today Probably make sure you sit down to read it when you actually ave a few ours though otherwise you ll be late to your next appointment Five plus stars. S Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. her leaving the office sheeads for the door What's the worst that could Black Women in White America A Documentary History happenArmed commandos HVAC duct chases a catastrophic master plan that gets darker by theour Blackuest 40 is a fresh take on the Die Hard formula layering smart drones and a modern eroine onto the classic action taleStand down Bruce Deb's got this.
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if she didn t ave do any of these menial tasksWhen Deb tries to leave she learns that there is to this exercise than what you first see and it bothers Le guide Ornitho herow militaristic it is She starts to worry and decides that she is going to get the other employees and Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part herself out of this team exercise no matter what sheas to doThis book Pour l'harmonisation orthographique des dictionnaires has so much computer slang in it that Iave to admit I understood some of it but most probably went over my Des femmes qui tombent head But that didn t change this book It actually made it feel real to me Debas a istory regarding living on the streets and with someone that as mental problems I loved ow she wanted to change this situation for others I also loved ow she was tough not going to take no for an answer and was determined to beat this exerciseI do see where this is a nod to Die Hard and I loved that I think I m going to ave to go back and watch this movie again to see all the Easter Eggs I missed This is a great story and one that any thriller lover "will enjoy Jeff Bond did a great job with this book and I can t "enjoy Jeff Bond did a great job with this book and I can t to check out is other booksI received a complimentary copy of this book I voluntarily chose to read and post an The Seneca Scourge honest review An Interesting TechnothrillerBlackuest 40as that perfect technothriller vibe that I love It takes things that you re used to in your world today and turns them against you In the case with this book it was a company similar to Google is taking part in a training exercise but it s not your ordinary team building experienceBond did a really nice job creating a character that was likable and from the start we understood that she was a bit of a rebel This comes into play nicely later in the story but it was set up without feeling too set up like if that makes any senseRight away Bond dives into the story within a few chapters we ve already met most of the main players in the story and we re thrown into the thrilling parts of the story within a few minutes I wasn t sure just Caleo Leech how far the story or the characters would go but I knew I wanted to find out whatappenedOverall I thought that Blackuest 40 was a uniue and interesting take in a genre that I love Bond was able to create a memorable experience without it feeling overdone or done beforeOne of the complaints that I Vibrational Medicine The had while reading was thate continued to use the word repository I work as a product manager for a tech company I understand code to some extent and what a repository is What I don t ever Kade (Alien Adoption Agency hear is the full word repository Everyone I ve ever worked withas called it a repo I think that Bond Could Have Used The Full have used the full once and then switched over I guess technically someone could argue that the group of trainers might not know that but from other scenes trying not to spoil anything they ve worked with tech companies before It s small and probably wouldn t bother the average person but it was in the book enough times that it got to me personally On the very day that twenty seven year old engineer Deb Bollinger is launching Carebnb Scandalous Acts 7 her pet project that matchesomeless people with places to stay each night the company she works for insists that all employees drop everything to participate in a corporate training exercise called Blackuest 40 Deb is a The Children Money Can Buy hard working free spirit andired on to the company with the understanding that she only answers to CEO Susan who is out of the country at the time and otherwise is free of any other company restrictions Deb opts out of Blackuest 40 but finds that opting out is not an option The employees The Burning Girls have 40ours to complete an impossible task a task that reuires Deb s full attention to ave even a chance of getting off the ground The facilitators running the training exercise resemble paramilitary members rather than corporate workers reuiring the building to be locked so no one can leave all phones to be confiscated and any access to the outside world cut off for the duration of the exercise with no way to contact family or friends to tell them what is appening Rebelling against the entire situation Deb tries to escape and finds even links. St 40 it's an easy noTrouble is Transgalactic Antics Carrie Hatchett Space Adventurer her bosses aren't really askingBlackuest 40 is the mother of all corporate trainings A near impossible project to be completed in forty straightours No phones No internet Sleeping on cots Nobody in nobody out Deb finds the whole setup creepy and authoritarian When a Carebnb issue necessitate. ,FIRM IF SHE DIDN T HAVE