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Zero Day!

January 19, 2010 | 5 Comments | Mark Russinovich

Zero Day!

I'm proud and excited to announce the upcoming publication of my first novel, Zero Day! I had the idea for Zero Day almost eight years ago and it's been a long journey from then through finishing a first draft, finding an agent, finding a publisher and now anticipating the day when I hold a copy in my hands. Reviews have started coming in from people that have received what the publishing business calls advance reviewer copies (ARCs), which are limited-run paperback versions of the near-final manuscript, and they are very positive, even from readers outside those I thought would find a techy cyberthriller interesting:

"If you aren't a computer geek, some of the lingo and explanations are going to pass right by you; but there's enough information and ever-developing, terrifying plot developments to keep you riveted to every page." 
http://crystalbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/zero-day-novel-by-mark-russinovich.html

"The entertaining story line is linear yet exhilarating and frightening especially since author Mark Russinovich is an expert on the topic as his résumé brings a scary possibility to the cyber attack that the thriller focuses on."
http://genregoroundreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/zero-day-mark-russinovich.html

"The novel is more plot than characters, but it is a very frightening, fast moving narrative that reveals how interconnected we all are through the internet."
http://bookgarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/zero-day-by-mark-russinovich.html

If you like books by Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy, I think you'll enjoy Zero Day. In my existing technical blog I post articles primarily related to Windows, and in this one I'll be posting links to reviews, cyber-security news and other book-related updates. You can also follow me on Twitter or friend-me on Facebook

I encourage you to pre-order a copy today and tell your friends about the book and this site!

The Road to Zero Day: Idea to Manuscript »

5 responses to “Zero Day!”

  1. John C. Kirk says:

    Will this book be available in epub format? (I have a Sony Reader rather than a Kindle.) I'm in the UK, and I've searched the WHSmith and Waterstones sites, but they only list the hardback edition.

  2. Sri says:

    Hi,
    There is an error on page 8 of chapter one (the excerpt). "thirty-seven feet," should be "thirty-seven thousand feet"
    Good read though 🙂
    Sri.

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