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Spyder Web: A Novel: Grace, Tom Spyder Web: A Novel: Grace, Tom Spyder Web: A Novel: Grace, Tom

Spyder Web: A Novel

Grace, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0965604004 / ISBN 13: 9780965604000
Published by Seanachaoi Press, Dexter, Michigan, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Crisp, beautiful book -- clean as a whistle inside and out with no defect of note. Jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED and inscribed by author thus, "To -------. Hope you enjoy! Tom Grace 12-13-97. Also laid in is a flyer for advertising the author's appearance at thre store in which it was purchased, as well as an article about him clipped from a Michigan newspaper. This is the true self-published first edition prior to the million dollar deal Grace later cut with Warner for his "techno-thriller.". Bookseller Inventory # 24780

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Title: Spyder Web: A Novel

Publisher: Seanachaoi Press, Dexter, Michigan, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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They call it Spyder: a supposedly undetectable intelligence-gathering computer program that can easily penetrate heavily-encrypted computer networks. When ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny discovers its existence, Spyder has already been stolen by three indusrial spies in a heist that quickly escalates to murder and treason. Suddenly, Kilkenny is leading the FBI and CIA in the search for Spyder... and is in the crosshairs of those who will stop at nothing to possess the ultimate spy weapon.

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Tom Grace, a Michigan architect, wrote his first thriller in his spare time, in between designing research facilities for IBM and the University of Michigan. That explains why it has both a cool, careful structure and the feel of a solid foundation of scientific research behind its many scenes of absorbing action.

Ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny has just begun work at his father's online research facility called MARC (for Michigan Applied Research Consortium) when two high-level hackers steal a CIA device called Spyder and turn it loose on MARC in a test of its strength. Spyder is the ultimate hacking program, with the ability to sniff out every byte of supposedly classified data on the Internet and make it public--creating a financial disaster for the Kilkennys as well as a potential threat to world order.

Using his old SEAL killing skills and his recently acquired cybersnooper abilities, Nolan sets about solving both problems at once. Grace knows enough about designing thrillers that function on visceral as well as intellectual levels to keep the action flowing along with the technical jargon. If you've been wondering where the next generation of Tom Clancys is going to come from, direct your gaze to Ann Arbor and environs. --Dick Adler

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