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!
Preordered awhile before release for my Kindle. Downloaded day of release and finished a few days later - great stuff! I love thrillers and especially love the idea of technothrillers but 99% of them annoy the heck out of me due to incorrect terms, incorrect information, things that just make no sense to anyone with a clue, etc. Your book, of course, does not have those problems! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now... you know you have to write another book, right?!?!
A real advanced computer user writing a cyberthriller sounds great, but I just don't think "if you like Tom Clancy" is a positive recommendation for me.
I'll be purchasing the B&N eBook tomorrow, Payday!
It sounds like a great read.
Can we ask how many copies have sold?
Lots, but never enough - spread the word!
Almost finished the paper version of the book. It's a great read.
Maybe you can sign it for me next year at the Tech Ed Europe 2012?
@Art I'd be glad to!
Congrats Mark! I'm reading it now, it's great so far. -Bill