(Blackquest 40) [PDF FREE] µ Jeff Bond
Scalia V. Epstein lHriller vibe that Iove It takes things that you re used to in your world today and turns them against you In the case with this book it was a company similar to Google is taking part in a training exercise but it s not your ordinary team building experienceBond did a really nice job creating a character that was Material Alchemy likable and from the start we understood that she was a bit of a rebel This comes into play nicelyater in the story but it was set up without feeling too set up Falling For A Boss like if that makes any senseRight away Bond dives into the story within a few chapters we ve already met most of the main players in the story and we re thrown into the thrilling parts of the story within a few minutes I wasn t sure just how far the story or the characters would go but I knew I wanted to find out what happenedOverall I thought that Blackuest 40 was a uniue and interesting take in a genre that Iove Bond was able to create a memorable experience without it feeling overdone or done beforeOne of the complaints that I had while reading was that he continued to use the word repository I work as a product manager for a tech company I understand code to some extent and what a repository is What I don t ever hear is the full word repository Everyone I ve ever worked with has called it a repo I think that Bond could have used the full word once and then switched over I guess technically someone could argue that the group of trainers might not know that but from other scenes trying not to spoil anything they ve worked with tech companies before It s small and probably wouldn t bother the average person but it was in the book enough times that it got to me personally The
MAIN CHARACTER IS SIMPLY EXHAUSTING TO character is simply EXHAUSTING to around I would uit if I found myself working for her Also annoying how many times she mentions her sandals and her spiky hair sandal sandal sandal sandal sandal how about shoe foot feet or not making them unnecessarily prominent And as a SJW the main character flogged ideals to death whether it made sense to the story or notAnd she just grates my Basics of successful agriculture in the tropics last nerve with her ego Oh and if you don t have working knowledge about coding tech scripts and computeranguage you re ikely to become even annoyed and exhausted A corporate training exercise is a deadly coverup for something much sinister in this fast paced high octane thriller with a kick ass heroineDeb Bollinger is a crack coder with a mentally "ill mother and a passion for getting homeless off the streets being that she and her mom were once "mother and a passion for getting homeless off the streets being that she and her
mom were once Her work at the firm is just an excuse to aunch her were once Her work at the firm is just an excuse to They Hear Me Crying Now! (The True Story of Child Abuse Continued) - Child Abuse True Stories launch her project Carebnb which pairs guest hosts with homeless for a nightWhile I profess to knowittle about coding the author obviously understand the technical details and describes them in a way that never gets boring It really is edge of the seat exciting how the formulas calculations and analytics are just flowing through the character Mobilizing Islam likes she s a computerOn top of that Deb s suspicions and attempts to evade the inevitable never stops her from being brash and sarcastic much to the consternation of the trainers and her colleagues and to delight of readers Iaughed out BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) loud so many times admiring the scrappy fierce andoyal heroine who iterally saves the day I started Blackuest 40 before work one morning expecting to get through maybe 50 pages Instead two and a half hours ater I d read the whole thing and was Alien Zookeeper's Abduction late I can t rave enough about this book I d give it six stars out of five if I couldFor the spirit animal I chose a raven Those birds are canny clever and compelling justike this gem of a book A raven does play a part in the book in an unexpected way but you Tyral (Mated to the Alien, ll have to read it to find out howIoved every aspect of Blackuest 40 The characters are well developed without being overdone The plot is a winner and has just enough action to keep. S her Knocked Up by a Thug leaving the office she heads for the door What's the worst that could happenArmed commandos HVAC duct chases a catastrophic master plan that gets darker by the hour Blackuest 40 is a fresh take on the Die Hard formulaayering smart drones and a modern heroine onto the classic action taleStand down Bruce Deb's got this.
FREE READ Blackquest 40I discovered this modern technothriller set in San Francisco through an email from Hidden Gems and was intrigued by the premise but dislike the unrealistically short time frame they give you for submission of your review so was happy to see it was also available from NetGalley who don t pester you with follow up emails It s billed as Die Hard for IT nerds and there is certainly a Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era lot of computer talk that went completely over my head as I am far from techno savvy so forgive me if I use the wrong terms in this review but this didn t stop me enjoying it as an exciting thriller featuring a feisty heroine reminiscent of aess violent Lisbeth SalanderDeb Bollinger is the ead IT engineer at Codewise a buzzy tech firm who poached her from Google due to her brilliant coding skills She s overcome
A DIFFICULT CHILDHOOD ON THE STREETSdifficult childhood on the streets her schizophrenic mother and enjoys her work but her main passions are her new app Carebnb which is designed to offer homeless or unhoused people unused beds in the city and her gadgets ike Raven an intelligent solar powered drone who is part assistant part pet On the day of Carebnb s Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles launch the bosses at Codewise announce a mandatory corporate training exercise for all staff called Blackuest 40 which includes a comms blackout and enforced on site presence for forty hours A natural rebel Deb tries to escape but is brutally returned to the sinister Facilitators who are running the exercise with threats ranging fromoss of staff stock options to forced injections of speed Suspicious that this must be than an exercise Deb will use all her skills and toys to subvert their plan and free her colleagues but with the clock ticking on than just their jobs will this pint sized John McLane beat the baddiesWhile I did find this a bit Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture long and don tike first person present narration I didn t have a problem with the geek speak my husband is an IT professional and even after 17 years I still don t understand much of it as the story was well written with fluent dialogue and well described action seuences so I could just et the computer stuff wash over me as it didn t interfere with the plot Knowing this was an homage to Die Hard and it is even referenced with plenty of fun Easter eggs helped me understand where this was going and forgive the implausible scenario to just enjoy the rideMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc which allowed me to give an honest review
Blackuest 40 Is Available40 is available I won this book as part of the Goodreads giveaway for my honest opinion This is my first book by this author I am the complete opposite of tech savvy and thought it would take me forever to finish this book et along understand it I was wrong and I oved every page of it "It Was Fast Paced With "was fast paced with and turns The main character is highly annoying and reminds me of a pre tween than an almost 30 year old She gave the book an interesting feel with her disobedience but also willingness to care and help people ess fortunate than herself I do wish they would imit the amount of times they reference her poor sandals Great read and would ove to read another one with this similar vibe Deb Bollinger is an IT engineer at Codewise Although her coding skills are amazing her pet project is an app that finds unoccupied places for homeless people to stay On the day of the release of her app the company decides to have all the employees to partake in this mandatory training exercise Deb is not one to follow the rules and specifically agreed to work for the firm if she didn t have to do any of these menial tasksWhen Deb tries to Children of the Sun leave sheearns that there is to this exercise than what you first see and it bothers her how militaristic it is She starts to worry and decides that she is going to get the other employees and herself out of this team exercise no matter what she has to do. Deb Bollinger has no time for corporate trainingHer company's top engineer at just twenty seven Deb has blocked off her day for the one project she truly cares about the aunch of Carebnb an app that finds spare beds for the homeless When she's told all employees must drop everything for some busywork exercise called Blackue. This book has so much computer slang in it that I have To Admit I Understood Some admit I understood some it but most probably went over my head But that didn t change this book It actually made it feel real to me Deb has a history regarding iving on the streets and with someone that has mental problems I Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 loved how she wanted to change this situation for others I alsooved how she was tough not going to take no for an answer and was determined to beat this exerciseI do see where this is a nod to Die Hard and I oved that I think I m going to have to go back and watch this movie again to see all
THE EASTER EGGS I MISSED THISEaster Eggs I missed This a great story and one that any thriller over will enjoy Jeff Bond did a great job with this book and I can t wait to check out his other booksI received a complimentary copy of this book I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review On the very day that twenty seven year old engineer Deb Bollinger is My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi launching Carebnb her pet project that matches homeless people with places to stay each night the company she works for insists that all employees drop everything to participate in a corporate training exercise called Blackuest 40 Deb is a hard working free spirit and hired on to the company with the understanding that she only answers to CEO Susan who is out of the country at the time and otherwise is free of any other company restrictions Deb opts out of Blackuest 40 but finds that opting out is not an option The employees have 40 hours to complete an impossible task a task that reuires Deb s full attention to have even a chance of getting off the ground The facilitators running the training exercise resemble paramilitary members rather than corporate workers reuiring the building to beocked so no one can eave all phones to be confiscated and any access to the outside world cut off for the duration of the exercise with no way to contact "FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO TELL THEM WHAT IS HAPPENING "or friends to tell them what is happening against the entire situation Deb tries to escape and finds even inks to a military operation possibly a foreign unfriendly operation than to anything that could resemble a simple company exerciseAs Deb fights against the Mars Journey leaders of the operation things become sinister and dangerous Deb is one tough spirited anti establishment rebel and she will not go down without the fight of herife This is a fast action story with a whole Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption lot of technical jargon thrown in that went way over my head but I was able to just trust Deb that she knew what she was doing cheering her on in her fight against something that was clearly very wrong Deb knows she can not trust anyone as she uses every bit of her physical and mental resources to escape from deadly forces that are used to bring her under control Deb is an expert in AI building both the hardware and software for AI bodies into which she installs her work Part of her arsenal to fight her captors is the various AI gadgets that she has built for other projects or for fun all with varying abilities Deb ends up being one beat up body as she fights something that she realizes could be the end of hundreds of thousands ofives if the oppressors get what they want from her Thank you to Jeff Bond and NetGalley for this ARC Although the main character is a smug arrogant principal engineer at a software company she grew on me What if your dreadful team bonding experience reuired by HRmanagement was actually a hostage situation in disguise Surprisingly entertaining with crawling thru ducts and remote piloting drones Fast paced full of suspense and twists this book makes for a great read The characters are well developed and the storyline is very tight and well written This is my first book by this author but it won t be my Climax (Double Alchemy, lastI voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from Hidden Gems An Interesting TechnothrillerBlackuest 40 has that perfect technot. St 40 it's an easy noTrouble is her bosses aren't really askingBlackuest 40 is the mother of all corporate trainings A near impossible project to be completed in forty straight hours No phones No internet Sleeping on cots Nobody in nobody out Deb finds the whole setup creepy and authoritarian When a Carebnb issue necessitate.