Author(s): Brian Falkner
It would take a very special person to crack the computer systems of the White House. An expert. A genius. A devil. All of the above, some would say. Someone like Sam Wilson, brilliant teenage computer hacker. But Sam's obsession is about to lead him into a dangerous world. A world of espionage and intrigue; of cybercrime and imminent war. A world where logging on to your computer could mean the difference between life and death. A thrilling action novel set in the not-too-distant future in which a brilliant young computer hacker fights to prevent the human race from being erased. Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction 2010.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Choice 2010. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2010 and Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2010 and Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2010 and LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction Award 2010.
Brian Falkner was born and raised in Auckland. He is the author of several novels for children including, The Flea Thing (shortlisted for the LIANZA Esther Glen Award, 2004), The Real Thing, and The Super Freak (shortlisted, New Zealand Post Book Awards, 2006), as well as the action adventure sci-fi novel, The Tomorrow Code which was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults and the Esther Glen Award at the LIANZA Awards, both in 2009.