Mark Russinovich’s technical blog covering topics such as Windows troubleshooting, technologies and security.
I’m excited to announce that my first novel, a cyber thriller entitled Zero Day, is now available at all major book retailers!
Zero Day is a book in the style of Crichton and Clancy, weaving technical fact into the story. If you like the Sysinternals tools, the articles I post on this blog, are interested in computer security, or just enjoy a heart-stopping thriller, you’ll like Zero Day. You can read a synopsis and a sample chapter, as well as find pointers to on-line book sellers, at the Zero Day web site.
I’m really pleased by the initial reviews, which have been very positive. Here is just a sampling:
"Zero Day is an addictive read that will stay with you for a long time to come. It is a MUST READ!" http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-zero-day-by-mark-russinovich.html
"If you aren't a computer geek, some of the lingo and explanations are going to pass right by you; but there's enough information and ever-developing, terrifying plot developments to keep you riveted to every page." http://crystalbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/zero-day-novel-by-mark-russinovich.html
"The entertaining story line is linear yet exhilarating and frightening especially since author Mark Russinovich is an expert on the topic as his résumé brings a scary possibility to the cyber attack that the thriller focuses on." http://genregoroundreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/zero-day-mark-russinovich.html
"The novel is more plot than characters, but it is a very frightening, fast moving narrative that reveals how interconnected we all are through the internet." http://bookgarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/zero-day-by-mark-russinovich.html
You can read all the reviews I’ve collected so far on the Praise for Zero Day page at the Zero Day Web site.
If you’re curious about the novel publishing process, you can read my three-part blog post describing my experience with Zero Day, from the initial idea, to finding an agent, signing a publisher, and final publication: The Road to Zero Day
Buy the book, leave a review on Amazon.com, follow me on Twitter, meet me at a book signing, and send a note sharing your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy the book look forward to hearing from you!
While I'm rather interested in buying the book, unless it's available in electronic form (doesn't matter which format - PDF/ePub/mobi) I won't buy it.
I'm not in the US (what's with the publishers restricting the sales to the US market?) so US only editions don't count.
@Julian: Couldn't agree more! I'm more into digital versions than carrying tons of paper with me, not to mention more features and more environment friendly.
@Mark: love your tools which I can't live without and love to read your articles but also live in Europe. I'll try again in a couple months to see if a digital version is available for us Europeans (you do know that this "interconnected" world is bigger than US?)
This is the first Book that I bought on Apple iBooks for IPAD reading pleasure. Great read so far.
My copy arrived yesterday from Amazon. Have put aside the other 3 books I am reading to concentrate on this. Mind you I did see something in the comments about Windows Internals 5.....
I'm a bit of a prude when it comes to what I read (or anything I put into my head really). I read the sample chapter, and promptly cancelled my order. I really like reading your blog posts, and think this would have been an excellent book. I guess I was basing my assumptions on how well you write, and how "clean" your blog posts are.
Just disappointed in the level of language and "adult innuendo" in the first chapter. :(
Mark, congrats on the book!
Can you please say anything about Windows Internals 6th edition?
It seems like you guys(together with Solmon and Ionescu ) abandoned it.
Too bad. An update on Win7 is needed.
How would one purchase a signed copy in Australia ?
Mark, is there an audiobook version coming? If so are you the reader?
Just read the excerpt and was impressed, good pace and definitely made me want to continue reading :)
I was able to purchase this from Google Books and read it on my Android. It is a great story and I'm having a very hard time putting it down!
I obtained my copy on Kindle 1 week ago. I finished the book tonight - it was hard to stop reading. I really love the role of Jeff Aiken. Wow, man that is my life every day. I love going after these viruses as long as the customer is not standing over my shoulder continuing to ask every 20 minutes how much this is going to cost. I work in a field role as does Jeff (paid much less though) Most of the time I am successful in getting a system cleaned up in 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Once in awhile I will have to do a reload (like the one I am doing tonight) - now because I cannot get the system clean but because as I explained to a customer today if you get shot by the bullet you can take the bullet out but your kidney is still blown up.
I think that your book is very timely. Two years ago a system could be infected for weeks and have thousands of infections and still be running. But the malware that I see now can cripple a system within hours. While the scanners are running I will do some manual searches and delete the things that I see that are obviously not supposed to be there. I love the security side of the network world especially when a customer has a worm that is moving through their network. I feel like I am on the hunt. I even more like some of these malware items that morph into other things while you are chasing them down. Sometimes it is a race to get ahead of the malware and my like Jeff I become unaware of other things going on around me. Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had just read Tom Clancey's "Dead or Alive" before this one and so I see "spooks" and evil agents lurking behind every corner.
By now you all probably know this - but it is available on Kindle, and it is a great book!
@Doug @Harlan @Daune Glad you like the book!
The book is really good, too fictitious for a Pilot friend of mine, yet a good read. :)
On a totally different note, and probably I am wasting your time, I have a small issue on my Win7 PC! I have windows 7 64 bit ultimate and have been using it for quite some time. Before the 64 bit install, I was using the 32bit version or edition of Windows 7.
During the migration, i used the "Windows Easy Transfer" wizard to migrate and keep all my settings.
After the migration, the context-menu for my Start Menu items doesn't work.
eg. When i RightClick on any of the RECENTLY USED applications, nothing happens.
Same thing when i press the properties key on the keyboard (which works like right click.).
This issue is only on the start menu items, NOWHERE else on the system.
It even works on the START button.
Is there any solution, any utility via which I can resolve this or anyway to see the dll being called upon the right click. IF i am able to find the particular [dll] will replacing it from a healthy win7 64bit installation solve the issue??
Thanks a lot :)
Any response is welcome on email: me[at]manishkungwani[dot]com
A small hint if you live outside US and want the Kindle version - you can temporarily 'move' to the US in your Amazon settings by adding a secondary shipment address :-)