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Es at Codewise announce a mandatory corporate training exercise for all staff called Blackuest 40 which includes a comms blackout and enforced n site presence for forty hours A natural rebel Deb tries to escape but is brutally returned to the sinister Facilitators who are running the exercise with threats ranging from loss La meglio gioventù of staff stockptions to forced injections f speed Suspicious that this must be than an exercise Deb will use all her skills and toys to subvert their plan and free her colleagues but with the clock ticking n than just their jobs will this pint sized John McLane beat the baddiesWhile I did find this a bit long and don t like first person present narration I didn t have a problem with the geek speak my husband is an IT professional and even after 17 years I still don t understand much Solea of it as the story was well written with fluent dialogue and well described action seuences so I could just let the computer stuff washver me as it didn t interfere with the plot Knowing this was an homage to Die Hard and it is even referenced with plenty By the Light of the Moon of fun Easter eggs helped me understand where this was going and forgive the implausible scenario to just enjoy the rideMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc which allowed me to give an honest review Blackuest 40 is available now I won this book as partf the Goodreads giveaway for my honest Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep opinion This is my first book by this author I am the completepposite Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) of tech savvy and thought it would take me forever to finish this book let along understand it I was wrong and I loved every pagef it It was fast paced with twist and turns The main character is highly annoying and reminds me Lambs of God of a pre tween than an almost 30 yearld She gave the book an interesting feel with her disobedience but also willingness to care and help people less fortunate than herself I do wish they would limit the amount Morte a credito of times they reference her poor sandals Great read and would love to read anotherne with this similar vibe Deb Bollinger is an IT engineer at Codewise Although her coding skills are amazing her pet project is an app that finds unoccupied places for homeless people to stay On the day OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes of the releasef her app the company decides to have all the employees to partake in this mandatory training exercise Deb is not Keely and Du one to follow the rules and specifically agreed to work for the firm if she didn t have to do anyf these menial tasksWhen Deb tries to leave she learns that there is to this exercise than what you first see and it bothers her how militaristic it is She starts to worry and decides that she is going to get the Mill Hill other employees and herselfut Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost of this team exercise no matter what she has to doThis book has so much computer slang in it that I have to admit I understood somef it but most probably went This Poison Will Remain over my head But that didn t change this book It actually made it feel real to me Deb has a history regarding livingn the streets and with someone that has mental problems I loved how she wanted to change this situation for thers I also loved how
*She Was Tough Not Going *was tough not going take no for an answer and was determined to beat this exerciseI do see where this is a nod to Die Hard and I loved that I think I m going to have to go back and watch this movie again to see all the Easter Eggs I missed This is a great story and ne that any thriller lover will enjoy Jeff Bond did a great job with this book and I can t wait to check Geldsack out histher booksI received a complimentary copy Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of this book I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review On the very day that twenty seven yearld engineer Deb Bollinger is launching Carebnb her pet project that matches homeless people with places to stay each night the company she works for insists that all employees drop everything to participate in a corporate insists that all employees drop everything to participate in a corporate exercise called Blackuest 40 Deb is a hard working free spirit and hired The Secret of the Glass on to the company with the understanding that shenly answers to CEO Susan who is Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes outf the country at the time and The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) otherwise is freef any Lions and Tigers and Snares other company restrictions Debpts ut f Blackuest 40 but fin. St 40 it's an easy noTrouble is her bosses aren't really askingBlackuest 40 is the mother Fox Play of all corporate trainings A near impossible project to be completed in forty straight hours No phones No internet Sleepingn cots Nobody in nobody ut Deb finds the whole setup creepy and authoritarian When a Carebnb issue necessitate. .
The main character is simply EXHAUSTING to be around I would uit if I found myself working for her Also annoying how many times she mentions her sandals and her spiky hair sandal sandal sandal sandal sandal how about shoe foot feet r not making them unnecessarily prominent And as a SJW the main character flogged ideals to death whether it made sense to the story
*or notAnd she just grates my last nerve with her ego Oh and if you don t have working knowledge *notAnd she just grates my last nerve with her ego Oh and if you don t have working knowledge coding tech scripts and computer language you re likely to become even annoyed and exhausted A corporate training exercise is a deadly coverup for something much sinister in this fast paced high Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture octane thriller with a kick ass heroineDeb Bollinger is a crack coder with a mentally ill mother and a passion for getting homelessff the streets being that she and her mom were nce homeless Her work at the firm is just an excuse to launch her pet project Carebnb which pairs guest hosts with homeless for a nightWhile I profess to know little about coding the author bviously understand the technical details and describes them in a way that never gets boring It really is edge Aria Appassionata of the seat exciting how the formulas calculations and analytics are just flowing through the character likes she s a computerOn topf that Deb s suspicions and attempts to evade the inevitable never stops her from being brash and sarcastic much to the consternation f the trainers and her colleagues and to delight f readers I laughed The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer out loud so many times admiring the scrappy fierce and loyal heroine who literally saves the day I started Blackuest 40 before workne morning expecting to get through maybe 50 pages Instead two and a half hours later I d read the whole thing and was late I can t read the whole thing and was late I can t enough about this book I d give it six stars Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded outf five if I couldFor the spirit animal I chose a raven Those birds are canny clever and compelling just like this gem Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 of a book A raven does play a part in the book in an unexpected way but you ll have to read it to findut howI loved every aspect Caught in the Net of Blackuest 40 The characters are well developed without beingverdone The plot is a winner and has just enough action to keep you turning page after page "Without Being Frenetic Mr "being frenetic Mr s prose is highly readable without being condescendingly simple and the book is flawlessly editedThe main character Deb reminded me Blue Road to Atlantis of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo albeit less scarred She also reminded mef Tank Girl which probably dates me but hey it s true I loved Deb and couldn t get enough Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica of herIf there are flaws in a book especially grossnes it is easier to talk about at length There were no such problems here and I find myself at a loss for words to describe how mesmerizing and perfect this book is Run don t walk and get your copy today Probably make sure you sit down to read it when you actually have a few hours though Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light otherwise you ll be late to your next appointment Five plus stars I discovered this modern technothriller set in San Francisco through an email from Hidden Gems and was intrigued by the premise but dislike the unrealistically short time frame they give you for submissionf your review so was happy to see it was also available from NetGalley who don t pester you with follow up emails It s billed as Die Hard for IT nerds and there is certainly a lot Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese of computer talk that went completelyver my head as I am far from techno savvy so forgive me if I use the wrong terms in this review but this didn t stop me enjoying it as an exciting thriller featuring a feisty heroine reminiscent f a less violent Lisbeth SalanderDeb Bollinger is the lead IT engineer at Codewise a buzzy tech firm who poached her from Google due to her brilliant coding skills She s vercome a difficult childhood Bad Land on the streets with her schizophrenic mother and enjoys her work but her main passions are her new app Carebnb which is designed toffer homeless Lettere: 1942-1943 or unhoused people unused beds in the city and her gadgets like Raven an intelligent solar powered drone who is part assistant part pet On the dayf Carebnb s launch the boss. Deb Bollinger has no time for corporate trainingHer company's top engineer at just twenty seven Deb has blocked L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia off her day for thene project she truly cares about the launch f Carebnb an app that finds spare beds for the homeless When she's told all employees must drop everything for some busywork exercise called Blackue.
read & download Ø eBook r Kindle ePUB â Jeff BondDs that Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) optingut is not an Pasto nudo option The employees have 40 hours to complete an impossible task a task that reuires Deb s full attention to have even a chancef getting ff the ground The facilitators running The Training Exercise Resemble Paramilitary Members Rather training exercise resemble paramilitary members rather corporate workers reuiring the building to be locked so no ne can leave all phones to be confiscated and any access to the Goodbye Marianne outside world cutff for the duration The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 of the exercise with no way to contact familyr friends to tell them what is happening Rebelling against the entire situation Deb tries to escape and finds even links to a military Il cacciatore operation possibly a foreign unfriendlyperation than to anything that could resemble a simple company exerciseAs Deb fights against the leaders The Unscratchables of theperation things become sinister and dangerous Deb is Therapy one tough spirited anti establishment rebel and she will not go down without the fightf her life This is a fast action story with a whole lot The Hug of technical jargon thrown in that went wayver my head but I was able to just trust Deb that she knew what she was doing cheering her n in her fight against something that was clearly very wrong Deb knows she can not trust anyone as she uses every that was clearly very wrong Deb knows she can not trust anyone as she uses every f her physical and mental resources to escape from deadly forces that are used to bring her under control Deb is an expert in AI building both the hardware and software for AI bodies into which she installs her work Part Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone of her arsenal to fight her captors is the various AI gadgets that she has built forther projects Speak the Ocean or for fun all with varying abilities Deb ends up beingne beat up body as she fights something that she realizes could be the end Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward of hundredsf thousands f lives if the ppressors get what they want from her Thank you to Jeff Bond and NetGalley for this ARC Although the main character is a smug arrogant principal engineer at a software company she grew Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story on me What if your dreadful team bonding experience reuired by HRmanagement was actually a hostage situation in disguise Surprisingly entertaining with crawling thru ducts and remote piloting drones Fast paced fullf suspense and twists this book makes for a great read The characters are well developed and the storyline is very tight and well written This is my first book by this author but it won t be my lastI voluntarily reviewed a copy Second Sight (Circle of Three, of this book from Hidden Gems An Interesting TechnothrillerBlackuest 40 has that perfect technothriller vibe that I love It takes things that you re used to in your world today and turns them against you In the case with this book it was a company similar to Google is taking part in a training exercise but it s not yourrdinary team building experienceBond did a really nice job creating a character that was likable and from the start we understood that she was a bit Strife of a rebel This comes into play nicely later in the story but it was set up without feeling too set up like if that makes any senseRight away Bond dives into the story within a few chapters we ve already met mostf the main players in the story and we re thrown into the thrilling parts Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath of the story within a few minutes I wasn t sure just how far the storyr the characters would go but I knew I wanted to find Baby Colossus (Short Story) out what happenedOverall I thought that Blackuest 40 was a uniue and interesting take in a genre that I love Bond was able to create a memorable experience without it feelingverdone Roy Al or done beforeOnef the complaints that I had while reading was that he continued to use the word repository I work as a product manager for a tech company I understand code to some extent and what a repository is What I don t ever hear is the full word repository Everyone I
ve ever worked with has called it a repo I think that Bond could have used the fullever worked with has called it a repo I think that Bond could have used the full Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age once and then switchedver I guess technically someone could argue that the group Panzer Baron: The Military Exploits of General Hasso von Manteuffel of trainers might not know that but fromther scenes trying not to spoil anything they ve worked with tech companies before It s small and probably wouldn t bother the average person but it was in the book enough times that it got to me personally. S her leaving the Apple Training Series office she heads for the door What's the worst that could happenArmed commandos HVAC duct chases a catastrophic master plan that gets darker by the hour Blackuest 40 is a fresh taken the Die Hard formula layering smart drones and a modern heroine nto the classic action taleStand down Bruce Deb's got this.