James Kolinsky works in information security, and suddenly his world begins to fall apart. Millions of people lose connectivity, and a very smart group of criminals plans on diverting money while making James into their fall guy. They're expecting to become “sixty billion dollar men.” Their plan involves murder, suicide and theft, and it is up to mild mannered James to save the day.
This is definitely an exciting premise with good follow through. It starts with a short prologue and quickly introduces chapter one. We get a good idea of James' personality as we watch him sneak into his company to retrieve some money he left there and is suddenly faced with danger in the form of a gun. The story generally keeps a good pace, slowing down only when it gets a bit too computer technical in parts. Since I am not overly computer knowledgeable, I can’t vouch for the author's descriptions, but I did find myself skipping a paragraph here and there.
The bad guys are truly bad, and our hero gets into some tricky situations. The reader must definitely suspend reality as he/she tries to believe James can accomplish all that he accomplishes, but I never have too much of a problem doing that when the book intrigues me. I do believe his research in several minor areas seemed a bit weak, but it never really hampered the storyline, so I went with it.
All in all The Back Door Man is a fun read that might make you just a wee bit nervous as to how safe your money really is and how important the Internet has become in your life.
Publisher - Dave Buschi (Amazon Digital Services LLD)
Date of Publication - September 28, 201