Deadline Y2K by Mark Joseph

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On New Year's Eve 1999, a chain reaction of computer malfunctions turns what was to be a global gala into a catastrophe. When computers begin to fail along the international dateline, the infection moves westward, causing massive power failures, train and airplane wrecks, and general havoc. As the "Millennium Bug" passes hour by hour through each time zone, it moves inexorably toward the epicenter of the global economy, New York, and the thousands of computers that control the world's monetary systems.

The Midnight Club, a group of cyberpunks led by Michael "Doc" Downs, has the solution--but they also have an adversary: energetic venture Capitalist Donald Copeland, who has designs on using his technological prowess to "capitalize" on the impending disaster.

Around 10:30 a.m. on December 31, a Safeway in New York is hit by the Bug, sent all the way from Guam. All systems freeze, and what begins as a simple malfunction snowballs into looting and rioting. Pandemonium reigns on the streets of Manhattan. As the day progresses, the blaze of fear increases to the point of insanity.

In the style of Michael Crichton and Stephen Coonts, Mark Joseph has created a techno-thriller that is sure to touch a nerve in everyone as the millennium draws closer.


About Mark Joseph

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Mark Joseph is president of MJM Entertainment Group and has had a varied career in the entertainment business as a multi-media journalist and entertainment executive. He is the author of The Rock & Roll Rebellion: Why People of Faith Abandoned Rock Music and Why They're Coming Back. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and children.
Published February 1, 1999 by St Martins Pr. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But Doc’s heart lacks his boss’s larcenous instincts, leaving Doc free to spend his millions on an IBM mainframe and on sky-high salaries for a politically correct cadre of hackers—who invade the computer systems of Con Edison, the New York subway system, and other crucial city services with the ...

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The worst fallout from the Y2K problem won't be this marginal thriller, but it's reason enough to regret the whole crisis.

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