The Antaeus Factor
Our national leaders have told us that the greatest danger in the world is cyber terrorism, but we weren’t listening. A suspense novel that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. More
For many centuries it was necessary for a country to have thousands of men at arms in order to conduct warfare with an enemy nation. The industrial revolution brought about a tremendous change when warring nations were required to put millions of soldiers into the field to engage a foreign power in battle. The nuclear arms race that soon followed carried such a frightening consequence that leaders everywhere stepped back from the brink and sought negotiations with their former enemies.
Our government agencies have warned us that through the power of the Internet, as few as 50 knowledgeable cyber terrorists could do far more damage in a matter of days, than the combined power of the western nations could do in years with conventional warfare. There are tens of thousands of sites on the Internet that teach cyber techniques, and many of the worms, viruses, and Trojan horses are being perfected with malicious intent. The wide dissemination of this type of knowledge has empowered fanatical groups who are not restrained by the frightening consequences of their irresponsible behavior.
Every area of our lives is vulnerable. Our medical infrastructure, manufacturing, commerce, data processing, travel, financial institutions, the military and our communications, are controlled over the Internet. The system that does this is called SCADA, and the leading company in the field is Cable Incorporated in Memphis.
Ron Cable is the son of the owner, and it was the intention of management to place him at the head of the corporation when he completed his law degree. A bitter argument with his fiancée brought about a change in plans and his relocation to Rome to study international law. Ron soon discovers that what he thought was nothing more than a run of bad luck, is something far more sinister. He soon finds himself in a desperate race to stay one step ahead of an unseen enemy. If you like suspense that keeps you glued to the edge of your seat, this may be the book for you.