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Joseph, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0312202024 / ISBN 13: 9780312202026
Published by Saint Martin's Press, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A 294 page techno-thriller. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 11460

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Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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In the midst of an ever-widening global computer breakdown, Michael "Doc" Downs and his cyberspace friends seem to be the only ones able to stop the disaster and defeat the schemes of Donald Copeland, a capitalist exploiting the malfunction


They're heeeere. Spawn of the ungodly amount of hype surrounding the dread millennium bug, Y2K thrillers have been sneaking onto bookshelves for months now. Deadline Y2K comes a little late to the game, but if you still haven't acquainted yourself with the new genre on the block, this gripping, well-researched read is a fine place to start.

The book's central plot device may strain credulity--a band of six good-guy hackers called the Midnight Club spends the late '90s secretly preparing to save the entire New York City infrastructure from millennial disaster. However, the story line makes a nice vehicle for getting readers up to speed on Y2K issues without slowing down the action, and it gives them a likeable, multicultural cast of characters to root for.

The main attraction is, of course, the main event: the tick-tocking countdown from the early morning of December 31, 1999, to the fateful midnight hour. It's no spoiler to tell you that all hell eventually breaks loose, but Y2K skeptics may find themselves surprised at how convincing Joseph's tightly paced and vividly rendered worst-case scenario feels. As disaster creeps around the globe, knocking out power grids and national economies one time zone at a time, Manhattan watches the approach via an increasingly spotty world communications network, while mounting revelry, rioting, and religious hysteria mingle surreally in the streets. It's enough to give even diehard doubters a goosebump or two. --Julian Dibbell

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