uncovers the undisclosed worlds of computer hackers, cyberterrorists
and Special Operations with exceptional realism. Pearson's first book,
which required extensive research, focuses on the secret military
internet, the Intelink, NSA hackers and cyberterrorism. STORM is the
first book in Pearson's cyber-thriller series.
In STORM, the Intelink—the secret U.S. Intelligence Communities'
intranet—is under attack by a rogue group of hackers, known as STORM.
Recruiting the talent of super-hacker Dutch, STORM journeys to
Compound Five, a combat training facility of the U.S. Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to attack the Intelink. This is not
the hack Dutch had anticipated, as he finds himself alongside the
STORM hackers pitted against a special unit of Navy SEALs in a
struggle to stay alive.
"Navy SEALs, NSA expert hackers, and DARPA (U.S.Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency) are involved in an attack on the Intelink
(the secret U.S.Intelligence Communities' intranet) by a global rogue
group of hackers. It's hard to tell fact from fiction. STORM is an
electrifying, cyber-security thriller that launches onto a real
— MG Paul E. Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret.), Chairman, Stand UpAmerica
"A great read that hits the ground running and keeps the pace from one
page to the next. Dave Pearson's action, scenarios, and glimpses of
today and tomorrow rival both Clancy and Cussler!"
— CDR Pete Berardi, U.S. Navy (SEAL)
"STORM indeed! An adrenaline-accelerating Cat-Five ride on land and
sea, in the air, and surging through cyberspace, at one point pitting
computer-hacking paramilitaries against U.S. Navy SEALs."
— Lt. Col. W. Thomas Smith Jr. (S.C. Military Dept.), author,
columnist, former U.S. Marine
"Dave Pearson's first novel is a heart pounding, reality packed thrill
ride through a STORM of intrigue, high-tech hacking and Spec Ops
training. Jock up and enjoy the ride!"
— CDR Mark Divine, U.S. Navy (SEAL-Ret.), founder, NavySEALs.com and
"Dave Pearson has delivered an unforgettable one-of-a-kind adventure.
With distinctive realism, STORM takes you on a thrill ride filled with
cyber-terrorism and Special Ops. This high-tech international tale is
a Mach-3, edge-of-your-seat, cyber-thriller. Must read!"
— LTG Thomas G. McInerney, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), author of Endgame,
FOX News military analyst
By Dave Pearson
Stand Up America Publishing
Aug. 12, 2010 / $19.50 (Trade Paperback) / Thriller