Monday, July 16, 2018
Flashmob by Christopher Farnsworth
Eager to learn more, Smith hacks into the brain of an FBI agent investigating the attack to discover the Bureau has been investigating a nefarious new threat called "Downvote," an encrypted site on the "dark net" that lists the names of celebrities and offers a hefty bounty for anyone who can kill them—unleashing an anonymous and deadly flashmob with a keystroke.
Finding a mastermind on the internet is like trying to catch air—unless you’re John Smith. Motivated by money and revenge, he traces a series of electronic signatures to a reclusive billionaire living at sea, accompanied by a scary-smart female bodyguard who becomes Smith’s partner in his quest. The hunt for their prey will lead from Hong Kong to Reykjavik to a luxury gambling resort deep in the Laotian jungle. Yet always this criminal mastermind remains one step ahead.
The only way Downvote’s creator can stop Smith is to kill him . . . because while this diabolical genius can run, there’s no hiding from a man who can read minds.
While I did enjoy and finish this series from Mr. Farnsworth, his President's Vampire Series is much better (imo). This book would be exactly what someone who enjoys tech sci-fi and thriller action would love. The characters are interesting, the stakes high, and the plot swift, I'm just not as impressed with the villain or the overall story arc in this series like I am with his other works.