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  • Published: 13 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473567399
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Code Zero

The unputdownable international bestselling technothriller




THE BESTSELLING INTERNTIONAL TECH THRILLER THAT FIRST WARNED US OF THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

DISCOVER THE TECHNO THRILLER THAT ROCKED THE INTERNET GENERATION
A Guardian thriller of the month: 'Elsberg is nothing if not prescient'
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ZERO, an anonymous activist, has given the world a warning: stop the tech giants before it’s too late.
But is anyone listening?

Thousands of teenagers are signing up to Freemee, the biggest new social media site, uploading personal information in exchange for advice on what to eat, how to dress, even how to choose their friends. No-one questions what Freemee is doing with all that data. Until hundreds of users begin to take their lives.

What will it take to bring down the Freemee mastermind, and who is up to the job?
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‘Worryingly real’ SUNDAY SPORT

Elsberg is utterly prescient’ GUARDIAN

'Sinister and realistic' GLAMOUR


READERS ARE BLOWN AWAY BY THIS THRILLER:

- On edge, intricate and fast paced. I approached it on recommendation and was blown away
- Reads like an actual real life documentary. I wonder how close to the truth it is? Very is my guess.
- If you are looking for an engrossing plot as well as plenty of food for thought than I can recommend you give Zero a try.

  • Pub date: 13 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473567399
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Marc Elsberg

Marc Elsberg is a former creative director in advertising. CODE ZERO is his second bestselling thriller, first published in Germany. Full of cutting-edge science, its terrifying scenario of the dangers of social media, surveillance and data theft has shown to be fully prescient. His first global thriller BLACKOUT was also published worldwide. Marc Elsberg lives in Vienna, Austria.

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Praise for Code Zero

“A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE MONTH: [Exposes] the dark underbelly of social media giants' societal control via the manipulation of data. Elsberg is nothing if not prescient.”

Barry Forshaw, Guardian

“A topical thriller set in the world of online activists pitted against corrupt IT companies who collect and analyse personal data.”

Der Spiegel

“A highly topical nightmarish scenario, which Elsberg says became a reality long ago.”

Hit radio rt1

“A gripping thriller and a visionary story on the subject of 'Big Data'”

rbb Kulturradio

“With this thriller Elsberg qualifies as the spokesman for perhaps the most important debate in society today.”

Bild

“As with BLACKOUT Elsberg combines a realistic future scenario with a cleverly constructed plot - a thriller that confronts our fears.”

ZDF

“Marc Elsberg has a sixth sense for burning issues. So sinister and realistic, it will make you download encryption software immediately after reading.”

Glamour

“This may be fiction but it is unnervingly realistic.”

Choice magazine

“Zero is a tense tech thriller that reads worryingly real.”

Jon Wise, Sunday Sport

“A captivating read and a very well-researched techno-thriller”

Andrew Hill, Shots magazine

“[Elsberg] takes us on a breathless pursuit of Freemee across the globe.”

For Winter Nights

“A thriller that explores how information can be controlled, repurposed and used to exploit people... Zero is thoroughly entertaining.”

The Eloquent Page

“[Elsberg] throws everything at you, and it kept me hooked throughout.”

Zooloo Book Blog

“Filled with smart characters, plenty of action... A wake-up call for all of the people who are glued to their gadgets.”

Book Inspector

“Elsberg's writing is intriguing, fierce and smart.”

Always Trust in Books

“A highly topical thriller depicting the online world of activists against IT companies illegally collecting and analysing personal data.”

Der Spiegel, Germany

“A topical nightmare scenario - but Elsberg says it became a reality long ago.”

Hit Radio RT 1 Germany

“Marc Elsberg has a sixth sense for burning issues. So sinister and realistic, it will make you download encryption software after reading.”

Glamour

“The technology already exists, but Elsberg takes their possible effects to a dramatic extremes and paints a future dystopia that leaves us truly shaken up.”

ZEIT Wissen

“This is the go-to thriller that ignites topical debate around Google and the right to personal privacy. A nightmare that as Elsberg sees it has long become a reality.”

FOCUS

“With his new thriller Elsberg is fast becoming the voice of public discourse in one of the most important fields of our time.”

Handelsblatt

“As with BLACKOUT, Elsberg combines a realistic near-future scenario with a cleverly constructed plot - a thriller that confronts our deepest fears.”

ZDF

“A gripping thriller and a visionary book on the subject of 'Big Data'”

rbb Kulturradio


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