May 282015

Cover for Zer0es by Chuck Wendig. A red human face spelled out in code of ones and zeroes on a black background.Publishers Weekly: Wendig (Blackbirds) piles on the thrills and chills in this fast-paced near-future novel about human frailty and inhuman ambition. Five American hackers grabbed by the Feds are given a choice: a jail sentence, or a job working on a secret NSA program run by the mysterious Typhon. Now the hackers need to figure out Typhon’s true identity and motivation, preferably before Typhon is done using them. Wendig wields the tools of suspense and tension with skill. His large cast of characters is entertaining, the moments of horror are sharp and chilling, and the story races to a breathless conclusion. This is a promising opening to a new series for SF thriller fans.