Friday, March 14, 2014

Operation Desolation by Mark Russinovich

Operation Desolation, Mark Russinovich. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010 and 2012. e-book, 29 pps. plus a lengthy preview of a novel.

     Jeff Aiken is a security geek with way too much work and not enough fun. He is attending CyberCon in San Diego but things are not well. He is juggling work for one his clients along with attendance at the con.

     Jeff Aiken does not care for the hacktivist meme Anonymous at all. This is made abundantly clear in the story. There is talk of an op named OpDesolation and some dude in a Guy Fawkes mask beats on Jeff in an alleyway.

sapphoq reviews says: Mark Russinovich is a Micro$oftie staffer, a fact which shows very much in his writing. And as expected, his short story is rather harsh on Anonymous. The book reads like propaganda. In addition, the dialogue is poor or utterly absent. I hated the book. Skip it. Not recommended at all.

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