- Paperback: 203 pages
- Publisher: FirstPublish (Jan. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1929925387
- ISBN-13: 978-1929925384
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.9 x 1.1 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,299,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Heretic Paperback – Jan 2001
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A former FBI agent, The Heretic deletes all references to himself, essentially deleting his existence, priding himself as untraceable and unstoppable. Without bank records, credit, ownership, or any other tangible evidence leading to his existence, The Heretic keeps himself safely alive; that is, until someone finds him through the Internet. The Heretic leaves behind his safe Montana ranch to find who is robbing and blackmailing major corporations across the country. Traveling to Atlanta, The Heretic finds his life on the line as hitmen persue him online and in real life.
THE HERETIC blends fast-paced action with the fantasy elements of virtual reality to create a novel of sophistication and startling insight. As an Atlanta resident, I can't help being impressed with the author's knowledge of this area, using the geography to colorfully depict this absorbing novel. Indeed, the writing style, the plot and the characterization earn highest marks, crossing genres and impossibilities to become Very highly recommended.
it is a GREAT book for anyone interesting in computers, hacking, mystery, scifi, fantasy, you name it...this book has it
i can't even decribe the intense feeling i got from the first chapter.....it was like i had just discovered what reading really was....
get this book now...you won't regret it for a second...i've read it twice for free and now i'm paying for a hardcopy...THAT'S how good it is
And here's something else that was totally refreshing about this book - you don't even get to find out the protagonist's name! Hey, and there's a thoroughly intelligent ending too. It caught me by surprise because, as the remaining pages grew less and less, I was waiting for a monotonous roll of drums as my own imagined scenario came true. No such bad luck. Fortunately, Jason Chapman is a novelist of style and originality and the ending was as bright and artful as any I could have imagined.
Chapman's story is of a cyberworld controlled by The Guild who, seemingly, are the good guys, protecting computer systems from black hat hackers. The Heretic, Chapman's protagonist, finds that things are not quite as they seem on the surface - and certainly not as they should be. What's worse, he's being hunted both in cyberspace and IRL (in the real world!). In short, declarative sentences that would make Mike Hammer proud, Jason Chapman has The Heretic fall in love, fight the bad guys and find true happiness. All in 201 action-packed pages WITH NOT A CLICHE IN SIGHT!
There were some wonderfully subtle brushstrokes too - the falcon in particular. Epitomizing The Heretic's freedom, while at the same time providing a metaphor for the watched and the watcher. Bravo Mr. Chapman. If that was your starter, your next book is going to be a real cracker. I'll be waiting for it.