Name : Zero Day
Author : S. Hussain Zaidi
Genre : Fiction / Drama
Format : Paperback
No. of pages : 224
Publisher : Harper Collins India
Link to buy : https://www.amazon.in/Zero-Day-S-Hussain-Zaidi/dp/9354893651
Mumbai is in a state of chaos. All traffic signals across the entire city have stopped working.
Shahwaz Ali Mirza, head of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, receives an anonymous email claiming it to be a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. He quickly puts together a crack team that includes his protege, IG Cybercrime Vikrant Singh, and gets to work trawling the dark web for more information on this mystery attack. However, a move to bring forward the hacker backfires, leading to a second, deadlier attack on Mumbai's lifeline, the railway system.
It is their first brush with cyberterrorism: a zero-day vulnerability in the Indian government's system that could bring the country to its knees. Racing against time and investigating a case unlike any other, in Zero Day, Mirza and Vikrant face the most dangerous mission of their lives.
Why I read this book :
I am a big fan of fiction , thriller and drama books. Recently I've read fiction and thriller books by Indian authors and I have quite enjoyed reading them. It is a delight to see so many Indian authors writing very good thrillers these days. The blurb intrigued me as in the last few years Mumbai had been under terrorist attack many times and this book was about cyberterrorism which seemed really interesting.
My Review :
To be very honest I would say that it was a very interesting and easy read. The author has explained about cyterterrorism exhaustively. It is amazing how precisely the minds of terrorists work and how they plan a deadly attack. I got goosebumps while reading some parts of the book. Through this book, the author takes the reader to many areas and conditions which we are not aware of. These can be suppressed because of political agendas and the public never comes to know.
The only thing which I did not like about the book was the title of the book. I felt that the author could've given a better title. Over all a good book.
About the author:
S. Hussain Zaidi is a veteran of investigative, crime and terror reporting. His previous books include Black Friday, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Dongri to Dubai, Byculla to Bangkok, Mumbai Avengers and Eleventh Hour, some of which have been adapted into Bollywood films. Hussain Zaidi lives with his family in Mumbai.
Rating : 3.5/5
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