In this action thriller, one of the worlds top computer moguls is kidnapped, starting an epic adventure in which his wife plays a key role in the rescue. Russian mafia, naval warfare, and computer espionage abound! Author's blog at blainezaidbooks.wordpress.com More
Elizabeth Gaines and her husband, computer mogul, Robert Gaines are living the good life at their Portland, Oregon compound when the unthinkable strikes. Robert, CEO of Compusoft, and one of the world's richest men is kidnapped. This happens amidst Elizabeth's and Robert's own personal angst about when to begin having children. Being a strong and intelligent woman, Elizabeth is unwilling to sit back and let the authorities and law enforcement officials decide her husband's fate. Instead she begins her own investigation, and discovers more about her husband's business dealings that could have landed him in such trouble.
on June 17, 2011 :
The author writes with a good level of detail, but I found it difficult to read this ebook because it's written in the present tense and has numerous typographical and formatting errors. Very distracting.
(review of free book)
on May 2, 2011 :
This one is right along the lifstyle of the two boy computer genesus of america. This one is obviously Bill Gates but it could also be Zukenburg. B.Zaid puts the plot together solidly in the first 300 words then, takes the reader across the mountains of "What's going to happen next here???" and then drops you right in the middle of a new plot and changes the storyline to make the novel even longer than you think when it will end. Not to give the end away but it would be interesting to see how many readers can really understand the ending's meaning here. I give Blaine Zaid a 10 for a great story.
(review of free book)
W. Addison Gast
on April 26, 2011 :
In a word---DYNAMITE! Blaine Zaid has written a novel that IMHO would compete for space on the NYBS list with Dan Brown, Vince Flynn or Dave Baldacci. His story is built from the begining to keep the reader chronologically abrest of the happenings as the story unfolds. Zaid has a gift like the unique storytellers W.E.B. Griffin and others. Robert Gaines is only a thin disguise for the boy wonder Bill Gates and that is detected in the first explaination of the main character. Zaid describes Gaines's lifstyle to the point of actually making you think he is perhaps his neighbor. The storyline is factually accurate and the topic of the embedded software makes the story even more believeable. The twist in the final chapters even lets you guess with some clues who the POUS is that Zaid is writing about. This is, in the true sense, why Smashwords lets authors place their books online for free---it definately made me want to look for more novels by this author---and I expect to pay for the next one!