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3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Has one programming error killed hundreds of people in airplane crashes? A handful of west coast computer geeks know the answer. After reading The Pattern, you will too. Follow auto-pilot programmer Craig Walsh and his beautiful engineer girlfriend Stacey "Jack" Horner as they create, and then confront, a malicious computer virus that seems destined to destroy air travel a ...more
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published (first published April 21st 2011)
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Mark Palmer
A decent techno-thriller with a bit more detail on some of the IT aspects than is normal, which is interesting, and also a bit more romance. Enjoyed the book and finished it quickly, but couldn't help but feel that it never made the most of an interesting premise, and the last section felt rather rushed.
Dwight Okita
Dec 06, 2011 Dwight Okita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you do when your worst nightmare comes true?

“The Pattern begins with an intriguing, frightening premise. Airplanes keep crashing killing many people. What if you were to stumble upon the true cause of the plane's demise, but realize that knowing the cause brings you no closer to fixing the problem?

That is essentially the hook of this technothriller. I was impressed with author Kalnay's masterful grasp of techno-jargon. The small cast of characters features Craig and Stacey who are dating
May 02, 2015 Zarah rated it really liked it
When ace programmer and intrepid rock climber Craig Walsh starts to suspect that the unusually high number of recent plane crashes may not be coincidental it sends him and his friends on a cyber hunt that could either save or kill millions. This isn't a heart pounding action adventure novel. It is more of a slow boil techno thriller, but it never quite settles into a simmer. There is a decent amount of computer jargon thrown about, even a few snippets of actual code (C++ I think). I don't know a ...more
Candy Little
Jan 19, 2012 Candy Little rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I don't read a lot of thrillers. I think the only other book of this type I've read before was John Grisham's "The Firm," and this book ran along the same vein. It did start out a little slow as Jt Kalnay introduced the characters, but the book defiantly picks up pace. This story is not just about airplanes and computers it is about love, life and loss. I have say that a lot of the technical jargon had me lost sometimes, but at the same time, I feel I learned more about comp ...more
Margarita Bastar
Mar 13, 2016 Margarita Bastar rated it really liked it
AWESOME book :) :) Read ittttt :)
Scott Skipper
Aug 15, 2012 Scott Skipper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-published

Can a video game hijack an airplane?

Slightly juvenile programming genius, Craig Walsh knows it can and he knows he's responsible. What he doesn't know is how he's going to purge the virus from the autopilot software on every plane in the world.

The Pattern is a brilliant piece of techno-sleuth drama with a perfectly balanced love angle. Mr. Kalnay has excelled with his character development in this 1990's period piece that is an ominous omen of the 9/11 attack. Once I took the hook I couldn't put
Jul 01, 2012 Wayne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Nothing special. Somewhat interesting story about what could happen if infected computer code got into the software that controls an aircraft's autopilot system.
Aug 15, 2012 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Deborah by: kindle
Absolutly loved this book.....makes you wonder if this really could happen!....seems very very possible...would recommend to ANYONE!! suspense thriller!
Neil Cohen

It was kind of an interesting story for an older software guy like me. Three stars because the waiting was sophomoric.
Gail Paulson
It is 1994 and a computer game can bring down airplanes. Somebody's responsible.
Dec 29, 2012 Cathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
free kindle book; commercial flight/computer terrorism..
Becky Bartley
Jul 29, 2013 Becky Bartley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story. Quick read.
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JT Kalnay is an attorney and an author. He has been an athlete, a soldier, a professor, a programmer, an Ironman, and mountain climber. JT now divides his time between being an attorney, being an author, and helping out with seven children.

JT was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Growing up literally steps from the Bay of Quinte, water, ice, fishing, swimming, boating, and drowning
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