The Blue Nowhere: Dunia Maya
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The Blue Nowhere: Dunia Maya

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Bayangkan dirimu di bar. Ada laki-laki yang menghampirimu. Kau tidak mengenalnya, tetapi dia tahu masa lalumu, pekerjaanmu, hobimu, dan nama mantan pacarmu. Kau pergi minum.

Inilah kesalahanmu yang pertama dan yang terakhir. Kau menjadi korban si pembunuh yang bisa mengungkap seluruh rahasiamu sebelum mengakhiri hidupmu.

Detektif Frank Bishop ditugasi menghentikan jumlah kor...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published May 2004 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 2001)
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in October 2002.

Jeffrey Deaver may usually be a writer of traditional thrillers, but with The Blue Nowhere he joins the small group of authors who can convincingly depict the world of the computer hacker (Neal Stephenson and William Gibson being the best known of the others).

The basic plot of The Blue Nowhere is a computerised version of the Eddie Murphy film 48 Hours; a hacker is let out of prison to help the LAPD Computer Crimes Unit track down another hack...more
The most amusing thing about reading this book in 2011 is that it's ten years old and most, if not all, of the computer-based science and hacking and Internet lingo used by the characters is now outdated. Still, Deaver writes well, and his characters show some depth. Wyatt Gillette, a hacker, is sprung from prison to help a task force find and capture a hacker known only as Phate. Apparently Wyatt and Phate were partners and friends at one time, but Phate has lost sight of reality and has begun...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I was on a Jeffery Deaver kick a few years ago and being unable to find an unread Lincoln Rhyme novel (one of which later ended my obsessive reading of Mr. Deaver's work)I was forced to get something else from the library. The result was that i read this computer showdown thriller.

This is a good story, a "page tuner" as they say and my major objections to fall in a couple of "small" areas. One, why is the hero of a computer thriller always a crook? Is every gifted "hacker type" unable to keep fr...more
This was the first book by this author that I have read after a work colleague recommended it to me about 2 years ago. Having finally got round to reading it, I found myself really enjoying it. It is a very, very scary look at the world for cyberspace and IT in general. I work in IT and it scared me a lot!
The story's main character is Gillette who is hacker. He starts off the book in prison for hacking into the Department of Defence computers and allegedly running a piece of software that could...more

This is one of those books I picked up a few years ago at a Friends of the Library booksale. Since I bought 2 boxes of books unseen, I am always pleased when one is from a known author.

But that makes no difference in this case. It's not Jeffrey Deaver's fault. The book was written in 2000, and is about cyber crime that leaks into the real world. Every "cyber" word used is described in excrutiating detail. By now, most of the terms aren't used anymore. Virtually every character is now a clich...more
Max Read
“A computer/hacker based mystery thriller”

“The Blue Nowhere” was written by Jeffery Deaver, a contemporary and popular mystery writer. Mr. Deaver has written numerous novels, several of which were made into movies or television specials. This book is of the mystery thriller genre of fictional literature.

The novel was written using an anonymous narrator and character dialog interspersed throughout the composition. The writing is straight forward, not complex, and should be acceptable to a wide au...more
The story is about two brilliant Hackers. One who calls himself PHATE, turned serial murderer, to whom the real world and the deadly computer game he is playing have fused in to one. He plays God and decides the fate of his victims. The other, Wyette Gillete, already in prison for cracking in to the highest security sites has been banned from going on line at all……he is sprung out of prison by the desperate authorities in an attempt to track down Phate.
Will he help out so that he could get hims...more
Computers are everything to Wyatt Gillette, but because of computers the brilliant hacker has lost everything: his job, his marriage, his freedom. Locked away in a California prison, Gillette is approached by Detectives Bishop and Shelton of the Computer Crimes Unit. Another hacker (or "cracker" in the terminology of the times, i.e. someone who hacks with criminal intent rather than for the sheer joy of it) going only by the online handle "Phate" is using a powerful program of his own creation c...more
Where state of the art computer hackers download information onto floppy disks and are easily identified by their calloused fingertips from all that keyboard pounding. As for the internet, it’s a ruinous addition for the socially inept. A narrative that is clichéd, contrived, with outdated technology and any lack of authenticity from the author.
Ayu Ikhwani
I actually wanna give it a 4.5 star but Goodreads limits the stars to be whole ones.

The words on the back of the book were the ones that drew me to this book. To imagine a total stranger knows everything about you, I mean EVERYTHING, just to kill you in the end.

So this book was set in 2002 or somewhere near there. Internet security then might not be as good as now (or rather, users nowadays have more awareness on it). What I'd really like it to have kids (and some adults I know too) read this bo...more
This book was ok, it was an easy read, mildly entertaining. It was a little predictable. It was a mystery based on internet crimes but some of the lingo felt old school so the book is a bit dated and sometimes I felt the author was over explaining the technical aspects.
Jake M
Jeffery Deaver's book, The Blue Nowhere a nonstop thrilling novel, is about a hacker called Phate who uses a program called Trapdoor to enter into people’s computers, then using their information he finds to horrifically murder them, when he kills someone he gives a himself points based on how hard the kill was. The main character Frank Bishop first heard about this case after a vicious killing that this man had performed using a computer to set her up. Therefore because of this the Computer Cri...more
Patrick Tomfohrde
The Blue Nowhere is about a hacker who is brought out of prison to help catch a serial killer, who is also a hacker. The police department and Gillette, the first hacker, were going nowhere with their investigations, and everywhere they went was a trap until the finally got a strong lead. I can't tell you if they find Phate because that would ruin the story, but It gets really interesting at this point.

I had never read anything by Deaver before this, so I didn't know what to expect with this bo...more
Gerald Camp
Worst Deaver I've read. Plotting fair, but too much expository filler, and all the "social engineering" stuff was annoying.
The best suspense novel I have ever read... of course it helped that it's set where John and I have lived for many years.
Probably my favorite Jeffrey Deaver Novel.
Barbara ★
Wyatt Gillette, hacker extraordinaire, is temporarily released from prison to help in a murder investigate with the California State Police Computer Crimes Unit (CCU). Serial killer, Phate, is also a very gifted hacker who has left reality behind and is bringing a computer game to the real world. THe idea of the game is to kill as many people as possible in a weeks time. The only catch is that the people must be very secure and basically untouchable. As each kill is completed, the next victim mu...more
A cracker called Phate has found a way to invade people's computers, taking every piece of information about them from the machine and is then using it to murder them horrifically. The Crimes Computer Unit bring in Wyatt Gillette, a hacker that's in prison, to help them try and find Phate, but the Blue Nowhere is big, and Phate is determined to stay hidden...

This is the first Deaver I've read, but I knew from other people's reviews of him that he would be someone I'd love, and I was right. I was...more
Eine junge Frau wird erstochen aufgefunden und sehr schnell stellt sich heraus, dass der Mörder praktisch alles über sie durch Social Engineering herausgefunden hat - alles deutet darauf hin, dass hinter dem ganzen Coup ein Computergenie steckt. Die Polizei macht sich auf in das Gefängnis von San Jose, um einen zu einer mehrjährigen Haftstrafe verurteilten Hacker herauszuholen, der sie auf der Suche unterstützen soll. Doch das Morden geht weiter, für den Täter ist es ein Spiel - er spielt ein ge...more
The " nowhere" represents online space, that world of electrons that hackers and unline freaks lose themselves in. It' a nifty metaphor and Deaver handles the technical details of this novel very well — at least as far as I could tell. A brilliant programmer, a cracker (someone who breaks into another computer to do damage as opposed to a hacker who just breaks in to poke around for the thrill of beating the system) is killing people and the Computer Crimes Unit relaizes they are in way over the...more
Cyberspace thriller pretty accurate, complex & pleasing plot...

This was our first book by Deaver, so we had no background of his apparently pretty good list of best sellers to influence our thoughts on this one. But the sheer joy of the story, with some incredible twists here and there, kept us entertained throughout. Based on a reference from a friend who knew of our lengthy career in real computer mainframes, we were afraid the computer terminology might be at the 4th grade level or else...more
I stopped reading this book at about the halfway point. Perhaps it is because I have read so many tech and cyberpunk thrillers from masters of those genres like William Gibson and R.J. Pineiro -- who is a computer engineer himself. Deaver's use of computer terminology, acronyms and slang terms just did not feel authentic. His descriptions of even the most basic concepts were overdone and repetitive. He definitely added too much background information including explaining what "Silicon Valley" wa...more
Thriller di Jeffrey Deaver stavolta non incentrato sui "soliti" Lincoln Rhyme ed Amelia Sachs, bensì su personaggi nuovi e con un'ambientazione piuttosto inusuale per l'autore: gli Hacker e, soprattutto, i Cracker.Quindi, riassumendo, abbiamo un thriller di Jeffrey Deaver per di più con ambientazione informatica: potevo resistere? Assolutamente no, ovvio, e devo dire che ne sono estremamente lieto, dato che si tratta del primo romanzo dell'autore che mi piace veramente pur non avendo i suddetti...more
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I love this author's books but I couldn't get past the third chapter of this book. I think it was all the computer jargon that did it - it just didn't interest me and didn't hold my attention. I am sure the book is very good but the subject is just not for me.

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How do you stop a man who knows your every move? You must go into the Blue Nowhere.
Apparently random citizens of Silicon Valley are dying at the hands of a sadistic computer hacker. Streetwise cop Frank Bishop has been char...more
Jack Y.
The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver
Imagine an intense, “action packed” war in both the real world and the cyber world. Gillette, an amazing hacker who wouldn't do anything corrupt, was put in jail because of harmless acts that he did on his computer. Phate, a hacker who uses his powers for evil, has been hacking into computers and luring innocent people to their deaths. The Computer Crimes Unit quickly pulled Gillette out of jail so Gillette could help them catch Phate. However it’s not that s...more
I thought this book had a slow start, but once I got into it (after maybe 100 or 150 pages), I liked it. The story revolved around technology, which was problematic because it was published in 2001. It talked about dial-up modems, which I hardly even remember. Young readers may have a difficult time connecting to some of the technology talk, but I was able to look past most of that and just move on with the understanding that it was written in a different time (even though it is so relatively re...more
NSampath Kumar
Unputdownable… If you are looking to fathom the psyche of hackers, geeks and their psycho-pathological drive, then this one is for you... An ethical hacker in prison is conscripted to track down a rogue hacker on the loose who’s doing people in… A pulse-pounding, edge-of-the-seat suspenseful tale of genius vs. genius… The pace never slackens; the atmosphere remains electrifying; and Deaver’s masterly research enlightens and entertains… Above all, it will alter your take on the man-machine interf...more
This sat on my shelf unloved and unread for about a year. I knew what type of book it was and like a good murder mystery but somehow I found that there was always another book that caught my attention first and so it was put back in the queue over and over again.
So having now read it I cannot see why this was the case. The book is a good solid murder mystery. The characters well drawn if a little clichedin just one place. The story rocks along and has the requisite number of twists and turns. Od...more
Since from the very beginning of the story, we know who the killer is, The Blue Nowhere is less of a mystery and more of a thriller. While most of the criminal hunting is done through computer work, you don't have to be a computer expert to follow the plot. On the contrary, I think Deaver dumbed things down more than he needed to. Aside from having the terms explained in the context of the story (usually Gillette explaining what he's doing to Bishop), there's a full glossary of computer terms. T...more
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Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. In 1990 he started to write full time. Deaver has been nominated for six Edgar Awards fro...more
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