Monday, October 1, 2012
"8 Minutes to ... Digital Winter" by Mark Hitchcock & Alton Gansky
Twenty-two-year-old savant Donny Elton can’t tie his shoes, but his computer skills are unsurpassed. Egged on by a shadowy figure only he can see and hear, Donny creates an evolving computer virus that knocks out satellites, power grids, and communication systems. The world is thrown back into a lifestyle it hasn’t known for a hundred years. Surgeons find themselves operating without electricity. The military can’t use its computers…
This gripping story of darkness and heroism highlights prophetic themes and the very real danger of a cyber attack.
Review: This is a story of a digital or cyber attack on the east coast of the United States. Cars and all other forms of transportation come to a stand still. People are hurt and killed during this breakdown. The one company that is in charge of finding out the problem is USCYBERCOM. Eventually, the problem results in power outage for all of North America in only 8 minutes. Only one household retained power. This was the household of a Godly man and his family. God uses this man's mentally challenged son to find the answer to fix the problem and get the person responsible for the chaos punished.
But do they catch the person? This seems to be a continued story.
Suitable for grades 7 and up and entails mystery and puzzle solving as the reader delves into the story.
(--reviewed by L.Barker)
About the authors:
Mark Hitchcock is the author of nearly 20 books related to end-time Bible prophecy, including the bestselling 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World. He earned a ThM and PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary and is the senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He has worked as an adjunct professor at DTS, and he and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons.
Alton Gansky is the author of 30 books—24 of them novels, including the Angel Award winner Terminal Justice and Christy Award finalist A Ship Possessed. A frequent speaker at writing conferences, he holds BA and MA degrees in biblical studies. Alton and his wife reside in Southern California.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of "8 Minutes to... Digital Winter" was provided by Harvest House Publishing on behalf of the authors for the purpose of an honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.