Thursday, March 12, 2015

Book Review: The Fourth Amendment by SM Smith


Fellow Page-Turners,

Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for The Fourth Amendment  by SM Smith hosted by Partners in Crime Tours. I received an e-galley of this novel as part of the book tour. I, as a reviewer did not receive any compensation for reviewing this novel nor was I obligated to write a good review. 

You can find more info about the book and author by following this link


When Kris Storm, the new manager of an elite cyber security team at Illuminate, a global internet powerhouse, receives an order to sift through web traffic to further the presidential ambitions of the mayor of New York, she stomps out the door in protest. But her staunch belief in the protection of an individual's right to privacy is tested when her boss abruptly shuts down the project a few weeks later. 

By then, a disturbing trail of terrorist activity, albeit circumstantial, has emerged: Brighton Beach, Russian jingoism, freedom fighters, liquid explosives, jihad, Boston Marathon. Now, Kris must decide whether to digdeeper, or stay constitutionally safe on the sidelines. Her hesitancy, however, costs valuable time. When Kris and her partner, street-savvy FBI agent Jim Bright, finally identify the bombers and their target, Yankee Stadium, they must race to the Bronx. Will they arrive in time to prevent the carnage? Who is really behind the plot? 

Angry and now brimming with patriotic fervor, Kris plunges undercover as a hacker among the bright lights and party beaches of the Adriatic Sea to smoke out a global gang of cyber criminals.

From Edward Snowden’s revelations about our own government’s surveillance activities to the financial data breaches perpetrated by Russian hackers to the European Union’s sanctions against Google, cybersecurity arouses passionate controversy worldwide. The Fourth Amendment combines a multidimensional view of the issues with a compelling cast of characters to create a rollicking, contemporary thriller.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: After reading the synopsis on this one, I was super excited to read the novel. I was expecting a fast-paced novel that would keep me turning the pages. This one did not disappoint. There was action from the get-go and enough suspense to keep me intriguing the entire time.

The novel raised several good points on what exactly is private and what isn't. It was an enjoyable book that I'd definitely recommend to fans of the genre.

You don't have to know a lot about espionage and terrorism to enjoy this one. 

So why 3.5 stars? It stood out from other novels I've read in the genre and was fast paced. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Some adult content. 

The Wrap-up: An intriguing great book that I immensely enjoyed. 

Love,

Danica Page

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great premise for a thriller. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it with us.

    ReplyDelete

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