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Thers her how militaristic it is She starts To Worry And Decides That worry and decides that is going to get the ther employees and herself Game Night outf this is going to get the Magic Touch (The Wizards of Venus, other employees and herselfut Grovers Own Alphabet of this exercise no matter what she has to doThis book has so much computer slang in it that I have to admit I understood somef it but most probably went Husband for Real over my head But that didn t change this book It actually made it feel real to me Deb has a history regarding livingn the streets and with someone that has mental problems I loved how she wanted to change this situation for Root to Stem others I also loved 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 loved that I think I m going to have to go back and watch this movie again to see all the Easter Eggs I missed This is a great story andne that any thriller lover will enjoy Jeff Bond did a great job with this book and I can t wait to check Hard Pushed out histher booksI received a complimentary copy How Philosophy Works of this book I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review On the very day that twenty seven yearld engineer Deb Bollinger is 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 Charlie Hernndez the League of Shadows on to the company with the understanding that shenly answers to CEO Susan who is The Little Book of Comfort outf the country at the time and Dancing on the Ceiling otherwise is freef any ther company restrictions "Deb pts Kidnapped outf Blackuest 40 but finds that All Quiet on the Western Front optingut is not an ption The employees have 40 "opts ut Best Mechanic Ever of Blackuest 40 but finds thatpting Dinosaur Dinners out is not anption The employees have 40 to complete an impossible task a task that reuires Deb s full attention to have even a chance In His Blood of gettingff the ground The facilitators running the training exercise resemble paramilitary members rather than corporate workers reuiring the building to be locked so no Desert Kings (Deathlands, one can leave all phones to be confiscated and any access to theutside world cut An Officer and a Spy off for the durationf the exercise with no way to contact family Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, or friends to tell them what is happening Rebelling against the entire situation Deb tries to escape and finds even links to a militaryperation possibly a foreign unfriendly Ooko operation than to anything that could resemble a simple company exerciseAs Deb fights against the leadersf the Naked operation things become sinister and dangerous Deb isne tough spirited anti establishment rebel and she will not go down without the fight Shadow Scale (Seraphina, of her life This is a fast action story with a whole lotf technical jargon thrown in that went way Claim The Crown over my head but I was able to just trust Deb that she knew what she was doing cheering hern in her fight against something that was clearly very wrong Deb knows she can not trust anyone as she uses every bit Nerds 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 Partf her arsenal to fight her captors is the various AI gadgets that she has built for In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, other projectsr for fun all with varying abilities Deb ends up being Bark one beat up body as she fights something that she realizes could be the endf hundreds On Such a Full Sea of thousandsf lives if the ppressors 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 n 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 pilotin. St 40 it's an easy noTrouble is her bosses aren't really askingBlackuest 40 is the mother Cannibal of all corporate trainings A near impossible project to be completed in forty straight hours No phones No internet Sleepingn cots Nobody in nobody ut Deb finds the whole setup creepy and authoritarian When a Carebnb issue necessitate. .
I 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 f 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 lot Man, Son of Man of computer talk that went completelyver 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 Alter Ego of a less violent Lisbeth SalanderDeb Bollinger is the lead IT engineer at Codewise a buzzy tech firm who poached her from Google due to her brilliant coding skills She svercome a difficult childhood n the streets WITH HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOTHER AND ENJOYS HER WORK BUT her schizophrenic mother and enjoys her work but main passions are her new app Carebnb which is designed to ffer homeless r unhoused people unused beds in the city and her gadgets like Raven an intelligent solar powered drone who is part assistant part pet On the day *of Carebnb s launch the bosses at Codewise announce a mandatory corporate training exercise for all staff called Blackuest 40 which * Carebnb s launch the bosses at Codewise announce a mandatory corporate training exercise for all staff called Blackuest 40 which a comms blackout and enforced n 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 from loss Unseen City of staff stockptions to forced injections Art 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 tickingn than just their jobs will this pint sized John McLane beat the baddiesWhile I did find this a bit long and don t like 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 God Is in the Crowd of it as the story was well written with fluent dialogue and well described action seuences so I could just let the computer stuff washver me as it didn t interfere with the plot Knowing this was an homage to Die Hard and it is even referenced with plenty f fun
Easter eggs helped me understand where this was going and forgive the implausible scenario to just enjoy the eggs helped me understand where this was going and forgive the implausible scenario to just enjoy the thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc which allowed me to give an honest review Blackuest 40 is available now I won this book as part f the Goodreads giveaway for my honest The Matriarchs (The Family opinion This is my first book by this author I am the completepposite Notes for the Everlost of tech savvy and thought it would take me forever to finish this book let along understand it I was wrong and I loved every pagef it It was fast paced with twist and turns The main character is highly annoying and reminds me When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) of a pre tween than an almost 30 yearld She gave the book an interesting feel with her disobedience but also willingness to care and help people less fortunate than herself I do wish they would limit the amount No Biggy! of times they reference her poor sandals Great read and would love to read anotherne 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 Crush It! of the releasef her app the company decides to have all the employees to partake in this mandatory training exercise Deb is not Attracting Birds to Your Backyard one to follow the rules and specifically agreed to work for the firm if she didn t have to do anyf these menial tasksWhen Deb tries to leave she learns that there is to this exercise than what you first see and it bo. Deb Bollinger has no time for corporate trainingHer company's top engineer at just twenty seven Deb has blocked Deep Listening off her day for thene project she truly cares about the launch f 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. .
G drones Fast paced full f suspense and twists this 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 lastI voluntarily reviewed a copy The Works of Saint Augustine of this book from Hidden Gems An Interesting TechnothrillerBlackuest 40 has that perfect technothriller vibe that I love 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 yourrdinary team building experienceBond did a really nice job creating a character that was likable and from the start we understood The main character is simply EXHAUSTING to be 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 Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone or not making them unnecessarily prominent And as a SJW the main character flogged ideals to death whether it made sense to the storyr notAnd she just grates my last nerve with her ego Oh and if you don t have working knowledge about coding tech scripts and computer language you re likely to become even annoyed and exhausted A corporate training exercise is a deadly coverup for something much sinister in this fast paced high My Teacher Is a Robot octane thriller with a kick ass heroineDeb Bollinger is a crack coder with a mentally ill mother and a passion for getting homelessff the streets being that she and her mom were Supper Club once homeless Her work at the firm is just an excuse to launch her pet project Carebnb which pairs guest hosts with homeless for a nightWhile I profess to know little about coding the authorbviously understand the technical details and describes them in a way that never gets boring It really is edge Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) of the seat exciting how the formulas calculations and analytics are just flowing through the character likes she s a computerOn topf that Deb s suspicions and attempts to evade the inevitable never stops her from being brash and sarcastic much to the consternation Professional Capital of the trainers and her colleagues and to delightf readers I laughed Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) out loud so many times admiring the scrappy fierce and loyal heroine who literally saves the day I started Blackuest 40 before workne morning expecting to get through maybe 50 pages
INSTEAD TWO AND A HALF HOURStwo and a half hours I d read the whole thing and was late I can t rave enough about this book I d give it six stars Berlioz, Vol. 2 outf five if I couldFor the spirit animal I chose a raven Those birds are canny clever and compelling just like this gem The Middle Sin (Cleo North of a book A raven does play a part in the book in an unexpected way but you ll have to read it to findut howI loved every aspect The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress of Blackuest 40 The characters are well developed without beingverdone The plot is a winner and has just enough action to keep you turning page after page without being frenetic Mr Bond s prose is highly readable without being condescendingly simple and the book is flawlessly editedThe main character Deb reminded me Midnight Fantasies of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo albeit less scarred She also reminded mef Tank Girl which probably dates me but hey it s true I loved Deb and couldn t get enough Men of Steele Bundle of herIf there are flaws in a book especially grossnes it is easier to talk about at length There were no such problems here and I find myself at a loss for words to describe how mesmerizing and perfect this book is Run don t walk and get your copy today Probably make sure you sit down to read it when you actually have a few hours though Million-Dollar Nanny otherwise you ll be late to your next appointment Five plus star. S her leaving theffice 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 The Millionaires Waitress Wife (The Brubaker Brides, on the Die Hard formula layering smart drones and a modern heroinento the classic action taleStand down Bruce Deb's got this. .