Start reading The Mother of All Viruses -- Big Preview on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books even without a Kindle device-with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.
The Mother of All Viruses -- Big Preview

The Mother of All Viruses -- Big Preview [Kindle Edition]

John Kovacich

Kindle Price: 0.77 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime. Learn more about Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Join Prime to borrow this book at no cost.
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library gives you access to thousands of books, including New York Times bestsellers, to borrow and read for free.
  • Borrow a book as frequently as once per month
  • No due dates keep books as long as you like and return them when it's time for something new
  • Read on any Amazon Kindle device

Amazon Prime members also enjoy:
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, with no minimum order size

For more information about the Kindle Owners' Lending Library visit our help page.

Kid's and Teen books from £0.99 on Kindle
Browse our selection of top children's and teen title in our one week sale, with top titles from only £0.99.Browse the sale here

Product Description

Product Description

An ex-hacker, a sexy college professor, stolen top secret hardware, a cover-up, a kidnapping, a government conspiracy, hacked defense computers, FBI, CIA, NSA, Armageddon.

In an effort to enhance a computers ability to model quantum mechanics for his professor, a young brilliant programmer designs the system to allow other computers to voluntarily join the project, but when someone tries hacking into the computer and the system starts reporting thousands too many processors, he knows something is wrong.

This PREVIEW contains about half the book for as close to free as Amazon will allow me to get.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ivory Tower Stories (3 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,701 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

John Kovacich, born in Oakland, Ca, started out playing music at age two, and moved on to singing and acting in grade school. High School introduced writing and film making followed by drawing and photography in college. In other words, he had a VERY LIBERAL arts education.

John published some poetry and some india ink drawings in literary magazines while in college, won critical acclaim for his acting in a cabaret theater, but was faced with a decision to pick out the arts he wanted to pursue.

Of all the available opportunities, music and song writing won the first round when he found himself performing with legendary stars of the sixties and seventies.

Round two began years later, after leaving California for Arizona. It all started with a blank piece of paper and the question, "how can I possibly write more than eleven thousand words for a single story?" A valid question which was followed up a year later with, "How did I ever write 160,000 words?"

Now, the writing comes much easier, but still there are questions like, "How will I ever get all these ideas written down?" followed closely by, "How many times can I edit the same book?"

John currently lives in Colorado with his wife and her birds.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GEEKS/PROFESSORS/MYSTERIES! 24 April 2013
By A Navy Vet...VT town - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you can relate to a computer programmer, statistics and the prediction of random quantum events, this is for you!

Bobby, a great geek, is awesome in his work for a female professor, Dierdre. The Professor can't do the programming so they are a great match...

Bobby has named his PC "P.A.P.A." - Parallel Algorithms for Pattern Acquisition!!

His work is to create a computer simulation to generate numeric sequences. Dierdre is trying to convert a string of numbers into real world science.

Now, for the excitement! University computers are being hacked (including Bobby's) and it appears Dierdre's assistant, Aimee, has been kidnapped.

Toss in a couple of Russians, add in the FBI and Aimee's boyfriend who is also in the hunt. (He happens to be an attorney turned judge)!!

I liked Bobby's quote when speaking about the survival of the fittest. He determined that there is much more to it when he said: "Survival of any species also depended on its adaptability".

This is a keeper, for sure!!

Was this review helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category