Unholy Code: A Lana Elkins Thriller
CreateSpace, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ere's another edge-of-your-seat Lana Elkins thriller from Thomas Waite, author of
, the good guys are up against extremists at different ends of the spectrum, both Muslim jihadists and radical white supremacists. The latter are led by Dark Web demagogue
, whose followers lap up his anti-Islamic rants, for '
hatred is a great galvanizing force.
' Both groups create terrorist mayhem.
eries lead Lana Elkins is a former top NSA operative who heads cyber-security company CyberFortress and still works closely with the deputy director of the NSA. For years Lana was a single mother to seventeen-year-old Emma, but they were reunited with Emma's dad Don, whose shady past is now forgiven, in
. Lana still struggles with her gambling addiction. And Russian hacker Galina, who played a big part in that episode is now in the USA where her young daughter is being treated for leukemia.
omplicating Lana's life is the fact that Emma is dating (and has fallen hard for) Sufyan, whose mysterious uncle Tahir, a Muslim refugee from Sudan and a CIA asset, is strongly against their relationship and is clearly embroiled in what is going on - but his exact role remains unclear for most of the story, as does that of Steel Fist's
. As the violence escalates and her entire family is targeted, Lana could really use a guardian angel herself.
is another gripping, gory, fast paced thrill ride from Thomas Waite. If you like being horrified and terrified at the same time, you'll love this series.
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