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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  6,621 ratings  ·  438 reviews
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
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
I really enjoyed this book, so many years after it was published. Even though technology is advancing so rapidly in our time, this book still feels relevant. Of course, the use of floppy disks is rather outdated! But Deaver created a protagonist that I really liked, and an extremely formidable antagonist, which greatly contributed to the story. As you would expect of a Deaver novel, it is full of twists and turns, and it will keep you hooked to the last page.
Probably my favorite Jeffrey Deaver Novel.
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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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
Ian Wood
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
Carl Alves
In The Blue Nowhere, we have computer hackers run wild as Phate, a Silicon Valley hacker, is taking a computer game to a whole new level, collecting points by killing hard to kill targets. Phate does this by infiltrating people’s computers with a trap door virus, giving him access to all of the information on their computers. He then hunts them down and kills them, often by manipulating data found in computers to some way trick them. The computer crimes division is a bit overmatched in trying to ...more
Alfonso D'agostino
Avevo già raccontato in occasione della recensione di October List (che trovate qui) il mio rapporto quasi-difficoltoso con i romanzi di Deaver. Poi finisce che ogni tre-sei mesi un salto al premiato ristorante “Da Jeffery” lo faccio comunque, e questa volta è toccato a “Profondo Blu”.

La premessa, essenziale per gli appassionati di tecno-thriller di argomentazione informatica, è che il romanzo è inevitabilmente datato: vi sto raccontando di un testo edito nel 2001, quasi tre ere geologiche fa se
Stopped reading once I hit page 18. I could not take it anymore, if I heard the word "Geek" or "Gangsta" one more time I was going to lose my sh^t.

Lara was the most obnoxious, unlikable, dumbest character I've had the displeasure of reading about since reading "Twilight" years ago. I couldn't wrap my head around a woman who's in her 30's (I assume?) talking like a grumpy 70 year old woman and stereotyping EVERYONE.

Basically this is how I read the 18 pages I suffered through:

"How dare that whipp
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
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
Levent Mollamustafaoglu
Jeffery Deaver is notorious for his treatment of serial killers, maniacal killers and other kinds of killers, and his books are usually a collection of twists and turns, where the reader constantly tries to outguess the author about these, but fails. His famous books are those that involve the forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme, who is a sort fo Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century, trying to solve strange crimes although he is a quadriplegic confined to his bed.

However, Deaver has also written a lot
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
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.
I really enjoyed this one. I've found Deaver a bit hit and miss, but this one, albeit a bit dated to read a technological book ten years on, was fantastic imho. I found the 'journey' through this book riveting and the 13 or so audible hours flew by.

I liked the twists and the pace of the story, and found the characters well developed and found myself more engrossed in this book than I've been for a while. I also enjoyed Deaver's XO which showed a good lot of research in to the world of music jus
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
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.
This was a typical Deaver novel, full of twists and unexpected turns. I am a big fan of Deaver. His Lincoln Rhyme are still the best. This book was OK for summer reading at the beach (which is how I read it) but not as good as others I read.

Unfortunately much of the story was out of date. It is never a good idea to write using fast changing references like computer technology. This book was about using computers to set up, commit murders and solve murders. The murder part worked but the compute
Excellent read for every geek. A little bit outdated (published in 2001) but still a must.
P.A. Gardinali
Dated, but the shelf life of the technothriller is inevitably short. the problem is that this novel is incredibly awkward, and the reader has to step around unending infodumps delivered by a cast of cardboard characters.The plot is an amusing but arbitrary chess game: anything is possible, anything can happen if justified with some technobabble. The climax is so unbelievable that I'd still be laughing if the schmaltzy dénouement did not hurt my stomach so badly. This might as well be the worstDe ...more
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  • Fuori da un evidente destino
  • Death Message (Tom Thorne, #7)
  • The Legacy
  • Sleeping Cruelty
  • Il lato sinistro del cuore: (Quasi) Tutti i racconti
  • The Torment of Others (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #4)
  • Piece Of My Heart (Inspector Banks, #16)
  • Den döende detektiven
  • The Murder Exchange
  • Dead Guilty (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation, #2)
  • Gravity
  • Vet in Harness
  • Demolition Angel
  • Bird's-Eye View
  • The Wind Dancer/Storm Winds
  • Projection (Frank Clevenger, #2)
  • Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware, #12)
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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