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Zero Day [Paperback]

Mark Russinovich
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Book Description

13 Sep 2012
Over the Atlantic, an airliner's controls suddenly stop reacting. In Japan, an oil tanker runs aground when its navigational system fails. And in the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl. At first, these computer failures seem unrelated. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who saw the mistakes made before 9/11, fears that there may be a more serious attack coming. And he soon realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to stop an international disaster.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250007305
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250007308
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A very scary and too plausible novel. Zero Day is not science fiction; it is science fact, and it is a clear warning of Doomsday. A must-read." (Nelson Demille)"

About the Author

MARK RUSSINOVICH works at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft's senior-most technical position. A cofounder of Winternals, he joined Microsoft when the company was acquired in 2006. He is author of the popular Sysinternals tools as well as coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for "TechNet Magazine," and a senior contributing editor for "Windows IT Pro Magazine." He lives in Washington State.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wooden writing 10 Nov 2012
By Grant R
Format:Kindle Edition
Couldn't get past the first few chapters. Mr Russinovitch is a legend in the IT world. He should stick to that though. The writing made Dan Brown look like Tolstoy.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You cannot stop reading it 22 May 2012
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I need to admit it: I bought the book only because I knew the author due to his fantastic utilities (Sysinternals) and superb technical books.
When I started to read it the story captured immediately my attention.
Only the train guard that informs me that I'm arrived to my station can stop me to read it.
The story is very nicely written, with plausible technical details about this deadly computer malware infection.
The very good point of the book that it is not Sci-fi at all: something like that can really happen and it's quite scary.
Nice book, well written! Compliments to the author!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fictional what if that could come true 14 Nov 2011
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Mark Russinovich writes an excellent novel based on a terrorist attack on the the computers and businesses connected to the internet. The scary thing is all the technology mentioned in the book exists today, the viruses, root-kits and such are in the wild and infect computers daily. At the moment this novel is fiction, but it could easily become fact in the near future. An excellent read even for those working in IT - the technical details used in the book are correct; they should be - Mark works at Microsoft as a technical fellow! Definitely worth reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Candidate for the bad sex award 24 Jun 2014
By Ceee
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The premise of the book is good, if a bit frightening, but it is clumsily written and the characters very 2 dimensional. Maybe he needs to do a writing course. The few sex scenes were risible and probably unnecessary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A chilling roller coaster ride 19 May 2014
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A scary look at what would happen if our over dependent computer and internet based society came under attack. What makes it so chilling is that it could happen. Makes you question how much information one has online and what it's really worth. Highly recommended. And stick your cash under the mattress.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read. 11 May 2014
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This a really good book by a first rate writer. Once I had started reading I found it hard to put down. You know that everything will turn out right and the baddies will lose but it is fascinating to how it all works out.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Stodgy and two-dimensional. 11 Aug 2014
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Russinovich needs to add way more depth to his characters. Would work better as a monograph on computer viruses than an action-adventure. Couldn't even bother to keep with it until the end.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but slightly weak story 22 Nov 2012
By Ted
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I probably liked this more for the geek in me but it was a quick and easy read which I felt quite compelled to finish and so purchase Trojan Horse, which is better but very similar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick read and the reality of the scenario underlying the story is...
Great first start in his writing. Went out and consumed the next two episodes. Fun read with a little realism thrown into the mix.
Published 13 days ago by Steve Woolley
4.0 out of 5 stars A scary and plausable story
Zero day is a well written book (a bit American) and the story could be real any day!
I can truly recommend this book to anyone, you don't have to be a computer geek to like... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gunnar Larsson
3.0 out of 5 stars Strictly average
I don't regret reading this book (I got it for free in a promo) but I'd struggle to really recommend it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Brian Sargent
3.0 out of 5 stars Paid for advertising
It seems i paid to read a promotional book for M$ windows, for the 1st 10 chapters or so, M$ was mentioned at least once. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Werd
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!!!
For anyone in IT, read this book and just review your practices. Certainly makes you question if this book is fiction based on fact......
Published 14 months ago by Mr
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary !!
This is the first book of a trilogy. I did not realise that until I was well into the book and realised ther would not be enough pages to finish the plot! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kevin Green
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read for IT geeks
Its a good thriller and a page turner. The characters are well defined and the story is well laid out. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ravi Vemuri
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Read
This is the second book by Mark Russinovich I have read, and although it is set before 'Trojan Horse', this did not spoil the anticipation. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced thriller
Excellent and factually accurate thriller which was as great to read as any from a more established writer. Well worth the time taken to read it.
Published 20 months ago by Dokie
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