The ascendant

Author Chapman, Drew.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Pocket Books, 2014




Annotation:

Garrett Reilly he has a knack for numbers. He sees patterns no one else can. When he notices that two hundred billion dollars' worth of U.S. Treasury bonds are being sold off at a terrifying rate, his gift makes him the most wanted man alive. The U.S. military wants him for his abilities. They need someone to lead a crack squad of rogue soldiers to act as the last line of defense in a war that could mean the end of everything America holds dear. And everyone else? They just want him dead.



Subjects :

  • FICTION / Suspense.
  • Mathematicians
  • Fiction
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Brokers
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Warfare goes digital in movie and TV writer Chapman's fast-moving debut, a high-stakes thriller that pits the online might of China against that of the United States. With China on the move using a variety of Internet techniques to cripple the American economy the Pentagon figures it needs someone who's not shackled by the strategic thinking of previous generations to lead a counterattack. Enter Garrett Reilly, a tech-savvy Wall Street bond trader with a particular knack for spotting mathematical patterns, who reluctantly agrees to head the military's top-secret Ascendent program, to prosecute a stealth war against the Chinese. Despite the grumbles of old-line generals, Reilly harnesses a group of energy-drink-swilling cyber nerds, not only to outmaneuver Beijing but to try to topple the Communist Party leadership. Chapman has created an unlikely, offbeat hero who, despite some clunky characterization, is easy to root for. Agent: Markus Hoffmann, Regal Literary. (Jan.)
(PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2014.)

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Series :

A Garrett Reilly thriller

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Pocket Books, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
509 pages 4 unnumbered pages ;
CPB Box no. 3870 vol. 3
9781476788166
1476788162
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
388 pages ;
PS3603.H3635 (813/.6)
9781476725888
1476725896
9781476725895
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
388 pages ;
PS3603.H3635 (813/.6)
9781476725888
9781476725895
1476725896

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