Published by: Three Hares Publishing (22nd April 2014)
Framed, hunted, betrayed…
Scott Walker is a fugitive from the quicksands of Finance, with one card to play – DeepShare, a silicon oracle coveted by billionaires, hitmen and hackers. As he fights for survival and vengeance, digging deeper into the dark heart of the global economy, one question torments him: what price will the world have to pay?
ZERO ALTERNATIVE is an action-packed conspiracy thriller that plucks at the base of human nature. When our grip on love, hope and morality starts to slide, the only future worth living is the one we choose for ourselves.
This isn't your ordinary thriller, as it's set in the world of financial trading. As I know nothing about this, I found some parts a bit hard to follow. I did look up a few of the terms to give me a better understanding, but this made the reading rather jolted.
Scott Walker is a fairly interesting character, albeit somewhat one dimensional. Other characters are quite developed, without being complex enough to give them that edge. Character interaction is good and these parts did hold my interest well.
Although I liked the premise, I found myself skimming during some of the financial parts, the concept of DeepSpace was fascinating. It's not hard to imagine the impact technology such as this could have on the world as we know it so, for that, I must give the author kudos.
I received a digital copy of this book via the author, in return for an honest review.