Crackerjack

!!> Reading ➸ Crackerjack  ➰ Author Peter  Church – Derbybusinesscentres.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 324 pages
  • Crackerjack
  • Peter Church
  • English
  • 14 December 2018

About the Author: Peter Church

Dark Video in 2008 Dark Video was published by Random Struik in South Africa and New Holland Publishers in Australia Reviewed as one of the best debuts in a long time by Lindsay Slogrove of The Natal Mercury, Dark Video was a Sunday Times Book of the Week.In 2011 Church followed up with the drink spiking book


Crackerjack When A Sexy Engineer Hires A Reformed Hacker In Cape Town To Help Solve Her Boss S Disappearance, The Hunt Quickly Becomes Deadly Young, Bright And Sexy, Carla Vitale Has Been Handpicked To Run Supertech, Africa S Leading Independent Engineering Firm Then One Friday Afternoon In Cape Town, Her Dream Is Shattered Her Boss And Mentor, Nial Townley, Disappears, His Luxury Vehicle Is Found In A Crevice At The Bottom Of Chapman S Peak And USD 20m Is Missing From The Supertech S Overseas Accounts Three Months Later And The Police Are No Closer To Solving The Riddle.No Job, No Car, No Phone, Carla Turns To The One Person She Believes Can Help Software Hacker Turned Day Trader, Daniel Le Fleur But Le Fleur S Maintaining A Low Profile In Bantry Bay And He S In No Mood To Ruin The Serendipity.

10 thoughts on “Crackerjack

  1. says:

    Synopsis blurb..Young, bright and sexy, Carla Vitale has been handpicked to run Supertech, Africa s leading independent Engineering firm Then one Friday afternoon in Cape Town, her dream is shattered Her boss and mentor, Nial Townley, disappears, his luxury vehicle is found in a crevice at the bottom of Chapman s Peak and USD 20m is missing from the Supertech s overseas accounts Three months later and the police are no closer to solving the riddle.No job, no car, no phone, Carla turns to the one person she believes can help software hacker turned day trader, Daniel Le Fleur But Le Fleur s maintaining a low profile in Bantry Bay and he s in no mood to ruin the serendipity My take..Crackerjack was a recent spot late last year on the Edelweiss early reviewer site and with the clock ticking down on the expiration date of my copy, I thought I d better pull my finger out and read the thing a bit sharp ish And I m pretty pleased I did.Here we have a Cape Town mystery concerning cyber crime, a missing person and importantly for some missing money 20m US Our main character, Daniel Le Fleur is bored with his solitary life No partner, no family both parents are dead, a mother mourned and missed, a father not so much His only friend or even regular human contact is in the shape of a homeless tramp who spends most of his hours occupying a bench outside Le Fleur s apartment Le Fleur is a reformed hack...

  2. says:

    A fast paced, clever and dark thriller with a complex plot that leaves the reader unable to forsee the twists and turns right until the very end and leaves them sweating Whilst not my traditional read thriller and or fiction , Crackerjack peaked my interests in particular as it it dealt with themes quite close to my own interests hacking, cybercrime, Cape Town, and of course a mysterious blonde.The novel follows Daniel Le Fleur, a hacker forced into retirement from a recent bust, now spending his time day trading in a seaside apartment in Cape Town His somewhat peaceful change of career is turned upside down the moment he reluctantly agrees to assist a hotshot engineer who is adament to use Daniel s skills to find out what happened to her missing CEO.The plot manages to get a sinister as the story races on, taking Daniel deep into a world of hackers, gangsters, hitmen and corrupt businessmen A world he once used to feel quite comfortable in, has now left him way out of his depth, forcing him to resort to the very skills he swore to leave behind.Crackerjack can be a technical read at times, however, Church s writing styl...

  3. says:

    Having barely escaped going to prison, Daniel De Fleur is doing his best not to attract the attention of the world That said, he is naturally reluctant to get involved when Carla Vitale shows up and asks for his help in determining what happened to her boss and mentor, Nial Townley, CEO of engineering giant Supertech He has vanished, along with 20M dollars De Fleur finally agrees to see if he can accomplish what stumped the police, chiefly solving the mystery of what happened when Townley is finally discovered in his car at the bottom of a mountain.Crackerjack by Peter Church is the fourth book , following the well received Dark Video and Bitter Pill Church certainly has the background to write a book centered around technology, having made a career in Information Technology The book has enough tech speak to satisfy the average computer geek but is understandable enough for the technologically challenged reader I enjoyed t...

  4. says:

    A South African setting and an intriguing hero make this an interesting read Daniel Le Fleur is a hacker, a hacker without a lot of good things in his life and he s bored Then Carla shows up and asks him to help her find out what happened to Nial, because his disappearance has basically totalled her life This isn t too techy which is a good thing and the mystery isn t that complicated but note that cybercrime sometimes does take a minute to get your head around Thanks...

  5. says:

    When Dark Video was first published in 2008 I thought Peter Church is one to keep your eye on And Crackerjack doesn t disappoint Dark, twisted plot Fast past Believable, strong characters A dip into the sordid world of online video s and the dark web Peter Church wr...

  6. says:

    The story was interesting, and the main character intriguing But one minor character was so crass and another so sexist that I nearly stopped reading I encountered enough of that in my career I probably won t read another.

  7. says:

    South African hacker, damsel in distressthe story just moved too slow for me.

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