This is Gomorrah by Tom Chatfield

cover159948-medium.pngWhat he knows could kill him. . .

When the Dark Web destroys all privacy, an elite hacker must enter the belly of the beast in this compelling international conspiracy thriller.

Azi Bello is an amiable outsider with a superior talent for hacking. He’s also living in a 21st century world where the dark side of technology is decimating privacy. “The Dark Web” rule: those who have the right connections have access to anything imaginable, and it’s all theirs for the taking.

When Azi is sets off to unravel the mysterious online marketplace known as Gomorrah, he meets a young, secretive Muslim woman named Munira, and his carefully constructed privacy suddenly shatters. Munira’s world starts spiraling out of control as well when her hacker cousin is recruited to work for terrorists. Working together to find her cousin and return him to safety, the two uncover an unimaginable conspiracy.

But in the Dark Web where identities can so easily be switched, how far is Azi willing to go to upend the nightmare he’s living?

Debut novelist and technology expert Tom Chatfield deftly explores the lengths people will go to when the struggle for ultimate power becomes an international, high-stakes game.

My Review

Well I will begin by saying, have your head screwed on right for this one, you will need to have your wits about you as this is a complex, detailed, fast paced and very clever novel that can’t fail to entertain you from the first page to the last.

The Dark Web where bad things can be bought and sold by very bad people, where anything goes unregulated and the darkest part of the web is Gomorrah. To gain access to Gomorrah you have to undergo a vetting service and there a rules, a price to be paid. Gomorrah will own you, your life. But who or what is Gomorrah? Exactly what do they want? What are they involved in? Who has the resources and expertise to organise Gomorrah? Who is actually working for them? How can they be stopped?

The story follows Azi,a gifted computer hacker and Nabir, who has been recruited to IS but he wants out and plans to escape through the trafficking routes into Turkey, armed with compromising information.

As the escape they begin to to try to infiltrate Gomorrah to take it down we follow them across the globe trying to avoid detection, this is a full rush of adrenaline right from the get go. As i said earlier you definitely need to have your wits about you reading this book as it is full of details on hacking, the dark web and cyber crime but saying that you don’t need a degree in computer technology to read this book. It is written so complete technology newbies can understand and enjoy it.

This is one of the best books I have read so far this year, a clever, rollercoaster of a ride and I can not wait for the next book in this series.

This is Gomorrah will be published on 11 July 2019 and is available for preorder now

A big thank you to the author Tom Chatfield, publishers Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.


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