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  • AMNESIA - 2ND HAND

    AMNESIA - 2ND HAND
    Currently in stock: 1
    ISBN: 9780571311187
    Title: AMNESIA - 2ND HAND
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.First edition.

    It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks in many places of incarceration, some of which the hacker could not have known existed.

    How does a young woman from suburban Melbourne become America's public enemy number one? When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australia's prison system, freeing hundreds of asylum seekers, she sets off a chain reaction. These prisons are run by US companies, and so the doors of some 5000 American institutions have also opened. And to some watching eyes, the secrets of both countries threaten to pour out. Was this a mistake? Or has the elusive Gaby declared cyberwar on the US, as part of the longstanding covert conflict between the two countries that has as its most outrageous act the CIA-engineered coup of 1975 - a coup so brazen we immediately forgot it as part of our Great Amnesia. Amnesia is Carey at his best: funny, sweeping, intimate, exhilarating. It is a novel that speaks powerfully about our history but most urgently about our present.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $28.00

    • Price: $28.00
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