HF-Tech's chips have changed the world. Embedded into the heads of over 90% of the world's population, they have cured autism, dementia, provided intelligence boosts, and helped to ease some of the more mundane tasks in life.
Daniel Blair works in the Workshop, creating ROMs and hacking the chips to further increase their usefulness, an activity that is deemed illegal. But Rouge, his favoured ROM, is better than the official firmware; it simply does more. And besides, who knows what really goes into HF-Tech's official software releases? What is it capable of sending? And what can it receive? Dan doesn't quite trust them, not least of all because of the flaws in the system.
And when the day comes that HF-Tech releases a software update that allows a terrorist attack to take place, Dan begins to distrust the company even more.
But is there a threat closer to home that he should be paying more attention to..?
~ ~ ~
FIRMWARE is a 40,000 word technothriller from Stephen J Sweeney. To find out more about the author, visit his website:
or follow him on Twitter:
Also by Stephen J Sweeney
THE BATTLE FOR THE SOLAR SYSTEM TRILOGY
THE HONOUR OF THE KNIGHTS
THE THIRD SIDE
THE ATTRIBUTE OF THE STRONG
H1NZ-0 (ABBY AND PHIL'S STORIES)
THE RED ROAD
About Stephen Sweeney
See more books from this Author
Published March 21, 2013
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.