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Reece Hirsch is the author of five thrillers that draw upon his background as a privacy attorney. His first book, The Insider, was a finalist for the 2011 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. His next three books, The Adversary, Intrusion, and Surveillance, all feature former Department of Justice cybercrimes prosecutor Chris Bruen. Hirsch is a partner in the San Francisco office of an international law firm and cochair of its privacy and cybersecurity practice. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (www.VADFoundation.org). He lives in the Bay Area with his wife. His website is www.reecehirsch.com.

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Reece Hirsch I've spent the past year working on the third Chris Bruen book and just turned it in to my editor. It won't be out until 2016, but I think it's a wild…moreI've spent the past year working on the third Chris Bruen book and just turned it in to my editor. It won't be out until 2016, but I think it's a wild one. Once again, it deals with some cutting-edge privacy and cybersecurity issues. Zoey's back, too, and she plays an even larger role in the next book. If you have any questions for me about Chris, Zoey or any of my books, I'll be here.(less)
Reece Hirsch The plots of my thrillers are drawn from some of the very scary issues that I encounter in my work as a privacy attorney, which involves everything…moreThe plots of my thrillers are drawn from some of the very scary issues that I encounter in my work as a privacy attorney, which involves everything from the most insidious malware to state-sponsored hackers. But the real inspiration for my writing is my readers. There's nothing I like better than hearing from a reader who just had to stay up late to finish one of my books.(less)
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Book Bloggers: DARK TOMORROW Is Coming!

I'm giving away 10 paperback Advance Review Copies of my upcoming thriller DARK TOMORROW (May 12, 2020, Thomas & Mercer) to book bloggers. Just email me at reece@reecehirsch.com if you're interested and have a blog. First come, first served. DARK TOMORROW is the follow up to BLACK NOWHERE, and is the second book in my series featuring FBI Special Agent Lisa Tanchik, who investigates cybercr... Read more of this blog post »
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“I want to stop becoming something & start being something.”
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“She had not understood what he said, but she took him in with a glance that made Will feel like he had just had one of those full-body MRI scans, the kind that find more things wrong with you than you ever could have imagined.”
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“During the years of struggling to make partner, he had sometimes entertained the comical notion that making partner would imbue him with new powers, like a budding superhero who had been bitten by a radioactive spider. It appeared that any superpowers he had gained did not include the ability to pick up women in bars.”
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message 58: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Hi Thomas! Thanks, and I wish you the same!


message 57: by Thomas

Thomas Hello Reece! Thanks for your friendship here on GR. Have a wonderful week full of reading and writing great books!


message 56: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Thanks for accepting, Eric!


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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 54: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Thanks for checking in, Samantha. As a matter of fact, I'm making final edits to my second book this week. I hope to have more news to report on Book 2 soon!


Samantha Sellers Okay Reese The Insider has been out for a while, are you working on anything new? I am ready for another one of your books :)


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Reece Hirsch Thanks for accepting, Christine. I hope you enjoy THE INSIDER!


Christine Mattice Thank you for friending me, Reece. I love mystery and thrillers and look forward to reading The Insider!


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Reece Hirsch Same here, Carol. It's nice to connect with you on Goodreads.


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Carol Shimp It's great to find good friends on Goodreads


message 48: by Reece

Reece Hirsch In my post today at the Criminal Minds blog, The Incredible Hulk grapples with the Proust Questionnaire.

http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/


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Reece Hirsch Thanks, Jessica! I hope you enjoy the book!


message 46: by Jessica

Jessica Wirth Thanks for friending me! I look forward to reading The Insider! Jessica


message 45: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Thanks, Donna. THE INSIDER does combine elements of a mystery and a thriller. I hope you enjoy it!


message 44: by Donna

Donna Thank you for your friend invite Reece. Although I have always been a fan of Mystery, I am just delving more into the Thriller genre. From reading the review's regarding your book, The Insider, it looks to be a great combination of both. I look forward to reading it!


message 43: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Thanks for the invite, Robert!


message 42: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Reece.


message 41: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Good morning to you, too, Christine!


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Reece Hirsch Thanks for accepting, Ashlyn!


message 39: by Ashlyn

Ashlyn Thank-you for the friend's request Reece!

~Ashlyn~


Christine Hatfield good morning


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Reece Hirsch At Criminal Minds this week we're suggesting new holidays, so I propose Ray Day in honor of the great Raymond Chandler.
http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/


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Reece Hirsch In today's post at Criminal Minds, I write about what I'm thankful for as a writer.
http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/


message 35: by Reece

Reece Hirsch In my post today at Criminal Minds, I write about four books that surprised me. www.7criminalminds.blogspot.com


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Reece Hirsch Hi Chance! Thanks for adding THE INSIDER to your list. I hope you enjoy it! Best, Reece


message 33: by Lisa (last edited Oct 09, 2011 08:41PM)

Lisa Reads & Reviews Hi Reece! Thanks for the friend request. Your novel looks interesting, so I've added it to my to-read list. The reviews are glowing too. I'm looking forward to reading it.


message 32: by Gary

Gary Revel Thank you REECE:

It's great to have you as a friend. My memoir, TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is now at Barnes and Noble.

It includes details of my birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


message 31: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Thanks, Rai! Nice to meet you, too. Thanks for accepting the request. Reece


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Rai It's very nice to meet you, Reece!

~Rai


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Reece Hirsch In my post today at Criminal Minds, I imagine what it would be like to face off against the Method actor from hell in a little thing I call "There Will Be Milkshake." http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/


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Reece Hirsch Want to know how killable your favorite character is? I offer a simple test for determining that in my post today at the Criminal Minds blog: http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/.


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Reece Hirsch Thanks for accepting, Ben. I hope you enjoy THE INSIDER!


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Ben Galley Thanks for accepting the friend request Reece! Look forward to reading your book :)


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Reece Hirsch Thanks for accepting the invite, Yvonne!


message 24: by Yvonne

Yvonne Thanks for adding me to your friends!


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Reece Hirsch I have a new post up today at the Criminal Minds blog (http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/), in which I present five true statements and five false statements about myself. Can you spot the lies?


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Reece Hirsch I have a new post up today at the Criminal Minds blog (http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/), where I discuss a couple of the guilty pleasures on my bookshelf. Stop by and say hi!


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Reece Hirsch Thanks for accepting, Ashley!


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Ashley Thanks for the add! :)


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Reece Hirsch Thanks, Mary. I really appreciate that. I hope you enjoy the rest of THE INSIDER!


MarytheBookLover Reece wrote: "I'm happy to announce that THE INSIDER is a finalist for the 2010 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel!"

It deserves to be! It is fantastic!


MarytheBookLover I am only on Chapter 10 (The Insider) but I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for signing my copy! Great writing, it had me hooked on the first chapter.


message 16: by Reece

Reece Hirsch In today's post at Criminal Minds, my character Will Connelly starts a riot in the middle of San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade (http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/). Stop by and say hi!


message 15: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Hi Samantha -- Thank you! I am very honored to be nominated. And yes, I'm hard at work on my next book. It will be a little while before it's out, but it's in the works! Reece


message 14: by Samantha (last edited Apr 13, 2011 06:07AM)

Samantha Sellers Congratulations Reece you are very deserving to be on this list! I can't wait to see what you have for us next......you do have more for us right?????


message 13: by Reece

Reece Hirsch I'm happy to announce that THE INSIDER is a finalist for the 2010 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel!


message 12: by Reece

Reece Hirsch I have a new post up today at the Criminal Minds blog (www.7criminalminds.blogspot.com/). The question is: "What would I do if there was a killer on the other side of my bathroom door?" Stop by and say hi!


message 11: by Reece

Reece Hirsch Thanks, Allison! I hope you like THE INSIDER!


message 10: by Allison

Allison Hey, thanks for the add, Reece! :) I'm so looking forward to reading The Insider- looks like it's going to be a good one! :)


message 9: by Reece

Reece Hirsch In my post today at the Criminal Minds blog (www.7criminalminds.blogspot.com/), I discuss Stephen King's "On Writing" and how to talk like a Russian mobster.


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