Cyber Attack by Tim Washburn #bookreview #thriller

Title: Cyber Attack

Author: Tim Washburn

Publisher: Pinnacle

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

Page Count: 464

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

About the book:

It begins with a computer malfunction. A 737 passenger jet drops from the sky from 34,000 feet. Then another. And another. At the same time, the unthinkable happens in our nuclear power plants. Water pumps fail. Nuclear cores melt. Untold millions could die . . .

With each passing hour, orchestrated cyber attacks unleash a massive wave of death and utter destruction. Chemical plants explode. Floodgates burst open. Power grids self-destruct. From Wall Street to Washington, the fear is going viral—and the panic could lead to the total annihilation of America.

Missiles and guns are useless. Generals and diplomats are powerless. America’s last hope lies with two specially trained FBI agents: Hank Goodnight and computer programmer Paige Randall, who must penetrate the darkest recesses of the web and infiltrate the twisted network of a faceless enemy. And dare to fight fire with fire—apocalypse be damned . . .


Cyber Attack by Tim Washburn is another realistic fiction doomsday scenario read from this author. What he does really well in his books is take a realistic what if setting and plays it out upon the pages of a book to really give readers a thing or two to think about.

In Cyber Attack computers are being taken over causing world wide havoc. Everything starts with a 737 malfunctioning and falling from the sky but what looks to be a horrible accident is quickly repeated again and again. Anything and everything controlled by a computer is a a target with casualties quickly adding up.

The chapters in the book are very quick as they switch the point of view between different places and events going on. The story is very action packed  and fast paced although I would also warn some scenes did get pretty gruesome during the book on occasion.

While I do enjoy the fast paced doomsday set up in Tim Washburn’s stories I thought this one was a little lacking on the investigative side and with the outcome. You have plenty going on throughout the story as different areas are hit and different characters struggle to survive the events but the end just kind of fizzled in my opinion leading me to rate this book at 3.5 stars.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

After graduating with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, Tim Washburn spent several years working in the television business. He’s worked as a photographer, producer, special projects director, and programming director both in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Shortly After the birth of their first child, he and his wife made the decision that Tim would be a stay-at-home dad, while doing some freelance journalism jobs on the side. Tim’s been president of the PTA, a soccer coach, a volleyball coach, and a life coach.

Tim knew from a young age that I wanted to write, but it wasn’t until several years ago that he turned his focus to writing and founds his passion.

Tim hopes his novel entertains you and that some of that characters may linger long after the book is finished .


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