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Dark Net

Benjamin Percy


9780544750333

Houghton Mifflin


Horror » Demons Horror;
Science Fiction » Science;
Science Fiction » Cybernetics


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Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away…

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.

By:   Benjamin Percy
Imprint:   Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780544750333
ISBN 10:   0544750330
Publication Date:   August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active


An Indie Next PickAn iBooks Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller Selection A Powell's Books Staff Pick A rare cyber thriller that will keep your eyes focused as you turn pages breathlessly. -- The Washington Book Review Percy's greatest strength- and he has many- has always been his world building...those who only know of Percy's work through his meteoric success in comic books will find THE DARK NET to be the perfect crossover work to his novels. Action packed, fast-paced, and incredibly imaginative, THE DARK NET is yet another feather in Benjamin Percy's cap. -- Crimespree Magazine Of all the things that The Dark Net is, the greatest is that it's a Blob-swallowing thing...if you're into Benjamin Percy's work, you'll love this, and if you don't even know who Benjamin Percy is, this book will make you want to devour his other books. --PANK Magazine Maybe you've read it before. But you haven't read it like Percy can write it. --The Lewiston Tribune Fast-paced demonic cyber-thriller...Percy keeps it suspenseful and compelling from the first page. The authentic Portland, Oregon, setting with a pivotal scene in Powell's Bookstore is also a draw. Think twice before accessing this on an e-reader, unless you think can handle the extra layer of terror. --Booklist Percy (The Dead Lands-) turns in a fast-paced thriller with crisp, honest dialogue and well-imagined characters. His premise is fanciful yet anchored in believability. -- Library Journal Percy takes the darkest conspiracy theories you can imagine and makes them the stuff of nightmares....humankind is held responsible for its irresponsibility, paying the price for all the convenience we take for granted, for our obsession with the digital world...the message is effective and scary...there's something undeniably creepy about the thought that your smartphone can possess you. A gory cautionary tale. -- Kirkus Percy's blend of cyberpunk-style sf and occult horror is a perfect combo for summer chills. -- Library Journal Benjamin Percy's distinctive brand of horror fiction...is on full display in The Dark Net. The novel blends aspects of techno-thrillers with supernatural horror for page-turning results. Percy is no stranger to unlikely genre fusions, but The Dark Net's idiosyncratic brew is particularly enticing. --Shelf Awareness Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader's heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor. -- Dean Koontz THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil -- a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read. -- Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read. -- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy's soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature's bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start. --Peter Straub An iBooks Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller Selection Percy (The Dead Lands-) turns in a fast-paced thriller with crisp, honest dialogue and well-imagined characters. His premise is fanciful yet anchored in believability. -- Library Journal Percy takes the darkest conspiracy theories you can imagine and makes them the stuff of nightmares....humankind is held responsible for its irresponsibility, paying the price for all the convenience we take for granted, for our obsession with the digital world...the message is effective and scary...there's something undeniably creepy about the thought that your smartphone can possess you. A gory cautionary tale. -- Kirkus Percy's blend of cyberpunk-style sf and occult horror is a perfect combo for summer chills. -- Library Journal Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader's heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor. -- Dean Koontz THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil -- a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read. -- Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read. -- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy's soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature's bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start. --Peter Straub Percy's blend of cyberpunk-style sf and occult horror is a perfect combo for summer chills. -- Library Journal Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader's heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor. -- Dean Koontz THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil -- a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read. -- Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read. -- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy's soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature's bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start. --Peter Straub -Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader's heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor.- -- Dean Koontz -THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil -- a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read.- -- Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es -Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read.- -- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock -Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy's soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature's bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start.---Peter Straub Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader's heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor. -- Dean Koontz THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil -- a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read. -- Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read. -- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy's soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature's bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start. --Peter Straub Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader s heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor. Dean Koontz THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read. Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read. Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock

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