Monday, October 22, 2018

Dark Winter By Anthony J Tata Review .@ajtata

DARK WINTER: A Jake Mahegan Thriller / Book 5
By Anthony J. Tata (Pronunciation: “Tayda”)
Kensington, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Hardcover / Fiction $26.00 ($28.95 CAN)
ISBN: 978-1-4967-1790-0

In a blistering scenario almost too close to the headlines, former Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars—and the anonymous hackers who hold the fate of the world at their fingertips . . .

By the time anyone realizes what’s happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the U.S. military, unleashing chaos across the globe. U.S. missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down. Within hours, America’s enemies move in. Russian tanks plow through northern Europe. Iranian troops invade Iraq. North Korean destroys Seoul and fires missiles at Japan.

Phase 1 of ComWar is complete.

Enter Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives. Their mission is to locate the nerve center of ComWar—aka Computer Optimized Warfare—and to shut down the operation through any means necessary. Mahegan knows it’s a virtual suicide mission. There are three ComWar headquarters, each hidden deep underground in Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Each contains a human biometric nuclear key that the team must capture to shut down the imminent nuclear strikes. Splitting up the team is Mahegan’s only chance to prevent the next wave of cyber attacks. But even that won’t stop the sleeper cell agents—here in the United States . . .

When Phase 2 ends, World War III begins.

About the Author:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata has more than three decades of public service as a military officer and in leadership roles at the state and county level. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, commanding nearly 25,000 troops. He is the national bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series and the Threat Series, as well as co-author of Reaper: Ghost Target with Nicholas Irving, published by St. Martin’s Press. General Tata is the National Security Expert for One American News Network on Tipping Point. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on Fox News and CNN. He is president of defense, transportation and energy services KaylaTek, LLC, and frequently speaks on matters of foreign policy to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, General Electric and other major corporations. Tata lives in Wilmington, NC.

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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If this is not already some kind of movie, it should be.  The author brings to life the action in this hard to put down read. You get more than just a simple story of hacking or something that has been played out over again, because of the truth in the chapters and the real life moments that could possibly be laced in.   My only upset was that I had not known it was a book 5 until after I read it so I would have prefered to get all of the series in order, but that is ok.  The book holds its own and makes for a great read out loud.  I would absolutely go back and read books 1-4 as well as anything else written by this author. 

The Academic Hustle By Matthew Pigatt Review

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Readers of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle!

An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College.

A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans―to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards―as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.

Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development.

In this book you’ll learn how to:

Develop a plan for your career
Find and apply for scholarships
Win awards and be recognized
Cultivate a network for success
Master time and manage money
Develop an impressive résumé
This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Great for my oldest who attends college as this book offers a lot of information in smaller chapters.   You get a good amount of discussion material that can become a jump off point to really get things in motion for the future.  I feel like this book is a great gift for anyone who in the college phase of life no matter what age.