The Screen Conspiracy

The Screen Conspiracy Washington where nothing is what it seems Not knowing that can cost you your life True middle aged Jack Halpin knew little of the internet neither its potential nor its danger Notwithstanding that

  • Title: The Screen Conspiracy
  • Author: Maxwell Black
  • ISBN: 9781469920603
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Washington where nothing is what it seems Not knowing that can cost you your life True, middle aged Jack Halpin knew little of the internet, neither its potential nor its danger Notwithstanding that, how could he possibly have foreseen the impact it would have on his life Once an up and coming senior executive, Jack is on a downward career and personal projectory His bWashington where nothing is what it seems Not knowing that can cost you your life True, middle aged Jack Halpin knew little of the internet, neither its potential nor its danger Notwithstanding that, how could he possibly have foreseen the impact it would have on his life Once an up and coming senior executive, Jack is on a downward career and personal projectory His beliefs and all the vestiges of his career and privileged family life are challenged as he is submerged in a dangerous world for which he is ill prepared A member of the Fairfax Gun Club, Jack is a traditionalist who believes in the right to bear arms, law and order He has a strained relationship with his wife Poppy, the daughter of respected Senator Jock Kessles, a man who is deeply disappointed in his unsuccessful son in law.Unknown to Jack, the mysterious death of a senator is the signature tune to a traumatic change in his world and everything he has taken for granted Surviving the onslaught of rapid, life or death challenges and the sinister forces facing him, will require all his resolve This journey will bring him face to face with murder, political intrigue, depravity and betrayal The answer to Jack s dilemma lies somewhere in the internet If he is to survive, he will first need to uncover a conspiracy which runs right to the heart of the Senate Then he needs to figure out what to do with that knowledge which has left a trail of murders in its wake.How could a life, so ordinary, turn so quickly

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    1. This is a conspiracy theory/political thriller set in America which involves the CIA attempting to implicate senators in a child pornography scandal with a view to blackmailing them in order to sway their votes. The main protagonist, Jack, has to ensure the proposed bill is not passed as, under the guise of preventing terrorism, it will allow much more legislation to be pushed through with a very small majority. He and his friends are kidnapped by his CIA nemesis and there's a great deal of fast [...]

    2. Once in a while I like getting lost in a good novel full of intrigue and mystery. The Screen Conspiracy by Maxwell Black filled all of my requirements to be an outstanding book that absorbed me into the story and would not let me go.The author has done an excellent job of developing a plot that is fast paced and full of twist and turns which will keep you on the edge of your seat. The intrigue and adventure in this mystery was so well done it keep me guessing, "what next?" until the end of the b [...]

    3. A good suspense novel that is like nothing else. I decided to treat myself to something new in the genre, and I am very glad I chose The Screen Conspiracy. The reader is pulled into the action effectively and artfully, and the book is a hard one to put down after that. As a respite from the routine of the ordinary that can wash over all of us, I would strongly recommend an escape into Black's latest work.

    4. I wasn't sure what this book was about, but I'd heard good things about it, and all were true. Once it gets going, the action doesn't stop. Interesting characters and a very good plot, one to think about when you're unable to continue reading. The author raises some good points about security, and maybe about what we think we want.

    5. Very good pace, plausible plot and solid believable characters. Would definitely recommend this book as one well worth reading.

    6. If I could do half stars, I would actually give this book 3.5. I suspect it plays better to a British or European audience than to an American one, as it feels a little out of touch with its setting and protagonists. Overall, it's a decent thriller with some good action sequences in the second half, though it does start slow.The protagonist is an anachronism, an older gentleman who's lost in the things the kids these days are doing and into. He's thrown into the world of computers without a clue [...]

    7. In Jack Halpin, Maxwell Black has created a character who most people of a certain age will relate to. In an ever changing, technical world, Jack finds himself adrift as his career has hit the skids and he is constantly sidelined before eventually being given a ‘token’ job in the computer division of his company. It’s whilst there that he stumbles upon evidence that a group of powerful people, including members of the government, are blackmailing senators into voting for anti-terrorism law [...]

    8. A Kindle Unlimited read I found via Twitter, the first from that social media source, I found the book trailer and synopsis intriguing. I did not read the first edition; and unfortunately, I discounted many of the early reviews.Mr. Black exhibits some good storytelling skills with interesting characterization except for choice in names: Ana/Ina and Jack/Jock that caused early confusion. The Screen Conspiracy does contain some thrilling action/adventure scenes, yet the poor e-book formatting, fr [...]

    9. Inside the Beltway conspiracy and Internet porn combine in this political thriller.Jack Halprin is a corporate executive at Worldcomb. He is one of those adequate bureaucrat made famous by the landmark management book: Peter Principle by Lawrence J Peter over 40 years ago (amzn/1NNYtbx) . Jack has been promoted his "level of incompetence." Regardless, his seniority, compensation, and experience prevent anyone, Jack included, from addressing the problem.The Screen Conspiracy by Maxwell Black trac [...]

    10. The Screen Conspiracy is a book you will not be able to put down! It will shock and awe you as to how far people will go to control their government and its citizens to do their bidding. Jack Halpin, the protagonist is a disappointment to his wife and Senator father-in-law. He is not ambitious but just wants to feel needed and useful. He is transferred to a large computer division in the company where he is employed. He finds corruption and deceit in the use of computer technology which leads hi [...]

    11. The end justifies the means of the beginning. The book was off to such a slow start that I almost didn't finish it, but I'm so glad I did. The groundwork was laid and I could even get a glimmer of the culprits before they were revealed, but I could not have guessed the means by which victory is obtained over evil forces. What an exciting method to arouse a reader!I would have given this a five-star rating, but I was annoyed over the detailed lesson of how a bill is introduced and the navigation [...]

    12. A Gripping, Edge on Your Seat, Page Turning ThrillerThis story begins with an elected official found dead from an apparent suicide. The protagonist, Jack Halpin has just been transferred to a large web hosting company. The author brings together a diverse group of good, bad and ruthless characters from law enforcement, politics, and the tech world. The narrative begins to unfold, exposing secrets, cover-ups, deception, manipulation, blackmail and murder and how the abuse of money, power, and inf [...]

    13. My main preference of reading is horror and thrillers I had never tried a Political thriller so I thought I would give The Screen Conspiracy a look. It is an interesting look at the CIA trying to blackmail senators and sway their votes. A child pornography indignity is involved; not too farfetched depending on what aspects of the government you have examined throughout the years. This is a suspenseful enthralling thriller and the story itself keeps you interested to want to know what will happen [...]

    14. Absolutely abysmal. Self-indulgent conservative claptrap. Every Hispanic we meet in the book is a thief and/or illegal immigrant; every man the hero doesn't like turns out to be a paedophile - whether that is germane to the story or not. The author even manages to throw in some anti-Semitic conspiracy theory at the very end of the book.The last ten pages or so are solely there to ensure all the good guys come out on top (or at least are exonerated postmortem), and all the bad guys get their just [...]

    15. Great readThis book had my interest from start to finish. The twists and turns. Great action, very interesting characters involving a topic that needs some more controls. I highly recommend.

    16. Entertaining and Thought-provoking An excellent job of tackling a difficult topic. Intricate plot line alongside awkwardly love able characters. Picks up pace as it progresses.

    17. If you're looking for a good political thriller, look no further. I look forward to reading future books from this author.

    18. A rogue CIA operative, a corrupt police commissioner, power-hungry members of the Senate who blackmail and murder to get what they want. Overall a great read.

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