The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

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The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

Twelve-year-old Hannah -- who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness-- wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

Lela, a technophobic journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper, a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.

Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back

Title : The Dark Net
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ISBN : 0544750330
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★☆

August 05, 2017

This is a book that turned out to be different from what I expected it to be, it is more fantasy and horror than a straight forward technological read. Set in Portland, Oregon, Lela is a luddite workaholic reporter, with a remarkable dog, Hemingway, writing for The Oregonian, always looking for t...

Blair rated it ★★★☆☆

July 29, 2017

Reading this book was like riding a somewhat shoddy rollercoaster. You get on, and at first it's exciting, but after a while you realise it's similar to one you rode a while ago, and that one wasn't very good. Then you decide that, since you can't get off the thing, you may as well try to enjoy i...

Zuky rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2017

I really think that the synopsis for this book is not up to scratch! Although, yes, the synopsis is what initially drew me to this book, after reading it I can say that the book is WAY better than the synopsis would make you believe! This book tackles the subject of good and evil, with reference...

Carol (Bookaria) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 20, 2017

In The Dark Net paranormal technology meets an evil-fighting squad. The book is about unlikely characters coming together to fight evil. This evil comes in the form of technological threats as well as supernatural demons. Yep. I imagined the story would be completely different based on the descript...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

May 24, 2017

thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book. Whoever wrote the synopsis for this novel may have done it a disservice as it was not what I expected. Within the first half there is a paragraph or two that has a cyberpunk flavor and seems to follow said synopsis, but on the whole...

Anmiryam rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

I wouldn't call this terrifying, but it was very good entertainment. A good mash up of techno thriller and supernatural thriller with a nod to zombie novels. Dryly humorous in it's knowing use of horror and comic books narrative structures. Glad to have stepped outside my comfort zone to read thi...

Laura rated it ★★★☆☆

September 05, 2017

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy is an imaginative, fast paced, paranoia fueled ride! Mr. Percy jumps right in at page one. He knits together a mish-mash band of characters to save the world. A do-or-die for the story kind of reporter, a 12 year old blind girl, a man on his second life, and a woman...

David rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 12, 2017

Boy I really really wanted to like this book. There were a couple reasons for this. For one thing, I really enjoyed the interview with the author on the "This is Horror" Podcast. I found Percy to have lots of interesting takes on writing and the plot to this novel sounded interesting. I thought t...

Lucy rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. A modern take on the classic demon / horror / apocalypse story. So, I went merrily diving into this book, expecting it to be a thriller about the more sinister side of the Internet. Not so! In fact, it's a horror story...

Marvin rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 09, 2017

Let's talk about truth in advertising. When I first looked at the title, It seemed pretty self-explanatory. The Dark Net. I am quite aware of what the Dark Net means in relation to the internet. The blurb at the back of the book didn't sway me any other way. My expectation was one of a William Gib...

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