The Leviathan Effect by James Lilliefors

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Homeland Security Secretary Catherine Blaine receives a frightening communication from a hacker identified only by the pseudonym "Janus": three recent natural disasters around the world were correctly predicted—in fact, they were manufactured, not natural at all. And, says the email, unless she does exactly as Janus instructs, more disasters are coming—and they will destroy the United States.
 
Unaware of the crisis in Washington, investigative journalist Jon Mallory stumbles on a list of seven prominent scientists who have been murdered in recent months. When the person who had given him the list goes missing herself, Jon realizes he has unwittingly become part of a deadly chain of events. He contacts his brother, ex-CIA agent Charles, looking for help. Meanwhile, Catherine Blaine has also come to Charles for help to track down the hacker Janus and learn what frightening science is threatening the world.
 

About James Lilliefors

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James Lilliefors is an award-winning journalist who has written for The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun and elsewhere. He was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fiction Writing Fellow. He currently lives in Florida.
 
Published March 19, 2013 by Soho Crime. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The President brings in his own expert, Dr. James Wu, who believes that the Zorn consortium will not be able to stop Alexander with their technology and warns of impending doom to the U.S. The technologies in THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT are effectively real, and the revelation of what was created by the...

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Open Letters Monthly

The message is signed “Janus,” and Catherine soon learns that she wasn’t the only recipient: a small group US officials – including President Hall and the Vice President Stanton (extremely recognizable as Barack Obama and Joe Biden) – have also been warned and told they have the power to stop the...

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