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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
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Paperback, 640 pages
Published May 2004 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2001)
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Simon Mcleish
Jan 24, 2013 Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Leslynn
Jun 09, 2016 Leslynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even when it's not Lincoln Rhyme, it's a marvelous, captivating story!
Jerod
Jul 02, 2012 Jerod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably my favorite Jeffrey Deaver Novel.
Laura Rash
Jul 23, 2016 Laura Rash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deaver can spin a tale like no other! I'd forgotten how much I like his books. A crazy book about computer hackers & control they could have over people's lives. Excellent, edge of your seat read!
Kate
Sep 10, 2014 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Of course, the use of floppy disks is rather outdated!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.
Jerry
Jul 23, 2010 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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ReaderSP
Oct 17, 2012 ReaderSP rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Barbara
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
Karen
Aug 30, 2008 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh!

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
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Asghar Abbas
Jan 19, 2016 Asghar Abbas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

An exceptionally excellent standalone.

Gerald Camp
Worst Deaver I've read. Plotting fair, but too much expository filler, and all the "social engineering" stuff was annoying.
Leew49
Jun 15, 2014 Leew49 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
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
Eric_W
Nov 15, 2008 Eric_W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aries
Sep 18, 2012 Aries rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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
Mutia
Feb 25, 2013 Mutia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Ashish Jaituni
Feb 15, 2016 Ashish Jaituni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chilling! Scary! Cybercrime! What machines can do?! Even though it was written a few years ago! It is good reading! The plot is good. I enjoyed reading it.
John Blair
Apr 21, 2016 John Blair rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely horrendous. A very good premise, decent plot, with good pacing, but a technical thriller that 15-20% of the technical details are completely, ridiculously, and very very obviously wrong. See my comment. And a phishing attack is not "searching the Web for details on someone. Holy crap, there was stuff like this every 2nd or third page! Being written in 2001 is not an excuse for blatantly over the top technical blunders. Fuzzy graphics mean someone has remoted into you pc. You didnt kno ...more
Ian Wood
Oct 12, 2015 Ian Wood rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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-
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Carl Alves
Aug 13, 2015 Carl Alves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kristin
Feb 07, 2015 Kristin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
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
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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
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Linda Kidd
Mar 26, 2016 Linda Kidd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great suspense, twists and turns. Very good book.
Lilanthi
Jul 07, 2014 Lilanthi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Yelena
Aug 14, 2011 Yelena rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 24, 2014 Ayu Ikhwani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Brett
Jan 15, 2016 Brett rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book I've read by Deaver (Garden of Beasts was the other), and I did not like it nearly as well as the first. While the story was interesting, I found it extremely annoying that the author had to pause the story and explain every single computer or internet related detail, acronym, etc. I felt that the author did not give the reader enough credit. I found the police activity to be highly improbable (i.e. Detective Bishop taking a convicted felon home with him), and a lot of th ...more
Carrie
Aug 21, 2007 Carrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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.
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