John Mariotti's latest thriller, "The Chinese Conspiracy," is a piece of fiction, but it could be so true in our current society! How real terrorism and cyber-terrorism is today causes fear to build while reading this book as this story could very well take place.
Jim returns home to his hometown in West Virginia and finds more going on than he bargained for. He finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy involving a Chinese revolutionary group taking over a company and the town through spyware and cyber threats. Jim merely returned to find out why a company is closing and what has happened to the busy, bustling town of Briggs that he remembers so vastly. Jim never imagined he would find out all that he did. Mariotti drives home the point that this could happen anywhere and at anytime. The trouble of dealing with cyber-crimes is that it could be any one person or group and could be based at any one place or several locations throughout the world. Mariotti states, "There is no way to counter-attack if you cannot find who attacked you, or how, or where they are."
This is an eye-opening read for what could very well be taking place someplace now or in the near future. The book is easy to read and follow even if you are not that familiar with the cyber world. Mariotti has created a great thrilling read filled with suspense, romance and sadly some very realistic events for today's society.
* I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.