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Invasion of Privacy

(Brody Taylor Thrillers #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  205 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Your private life is streamed live to a global audience. But no one told you about the cameras hidden in your home. And now a killer is watching, learning, planning...

Jenny Price, talented and ambitious police detective, leads the investigation into the murder of a beautiful young cellist. Baffled by the killer’s intimate knowledge of the girl's dreams and desires the case
Kindle Edition, 472 pages
Published August 2nd 2014 by Brookmans Books
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L.A. Starks
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My only regret is that Sutherland's first book (this is his second) is a novella. I look forward to the publication of his third later this year.

The author's computer expertise shines throughout Invasion of Privacy, as the main character tries every hacker trick possible to break the defenses around a website showing live video from the houses of hundreds of unsuspecting people. The pace kicks up when it is apparent one of the website's users is surfing to find and talk victims into horrifying
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Really enjoyed this second in the series - which is really the first in the series. Liked the storyline, characters, and the networking and computer references felt real.
Parham Doustdar
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I could almost anticipate the twists in this plot.


I'm a programmer myself. The issues raised in this plot were perfectly plausible. The strategies the hackers use, their fears, their issues and differences, they were all nicely and realistically portrayed.

Plus, I love books with multiple points of view, especially when it's from the two sides of the story! :-)
Pat (not getting friend updates currently)
Wow, That was good! Very, very good.

Totally plausible in every sense and a really different take on a thriller. The hero of this story is a computer hacker, white hat of course. Brody Taylor (aka Fingal in the hacking world) is issued an irresistible challenge. At the same time a vicious rapist/murderer is stalking women online and luring them to their deaths. But how is he choosing his victims? Di Jenny Price is on the job, totally dedicated and committed to catching this killer but totally not
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of Invasion of Privacy through the Giveaway Program.

This is one of the most intense books that I got to read lately.

Fingal aka Brody Taylor aka Brody Finn is a high top hacker.
DI Jenny Price is investigating the case of Anna Parker , a young cellist who was brutally raped and killed.
Fingal is challenged on a hack forum , his mission : to crack open Secretly Watching You , a site filled with videos from thousands of households across the UK. Without their knowledge thousands of pe
Sean Randall
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most intense weeks I've ever read about. Sutherland deftly weaves dramatic, Humanly plausible police procedure with very high-level hackery to form a novel both intricately plotted and meticulously produced. He makes the note, in his about the author section, that the book is "professionally published". I cannot of course see the book cover, but judging on the content rather than the layout this certainly holds sway. The writing flowed free of errors or misspelling, the book f ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This London-placed thriller works around two concurrent stories. The book centers around a sadistic serial killer who lures young women to the meeting rooms of business centers and then rapes and kills them. Beautiful and redheaded Detective Inspector (DI) Jenny Price is the principal detective working the case. The second thread of the story deals with white-hat hacker Brody Taylor. A white-hat hacker works as a security consultant for companies, working to break into their computer systems in ...more
Alex Ames
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good setting (as an IT person myself, I appreciate thrillers with good solid background) and some nice twists. A good read for the beach or a nightcap. Looking forward to the next book.
The missing one star is due to some lengthy explanations that the book could have done without. Also slightly annoying after the first time are the recurring "resolution flashbacks" when a twisted improbable situation is explained at length afterwards. Less is more. (Mathew Reilly is able to pull this off, but her
James Emilian
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant! Intense and well written plot.
proper review to follow in a few words a book I could not put down
A real 5 star read
Rowena Hoseason
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Invasion Of Privacy is snappily written by someone who certainly sounds as if he knows his cyber stuff but has a sharp enough turn of phrase to deliver the technobabble in entertaining and enlightening byte-size chunks. The heroine defies genre stereotyping. She’s a female detective who is smart, competent and charismatic – and doesn’t have to spend nine-tenths of her time fighting institutional bigotry (although she’s inevitably more capable than her inexperienced ranking officer).

Her hacker c
L.E. Fraser
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: twitter-indie

Brody Taylor puts his elite white hat status on the line by accepting a pentest challenge posted on an anonymous, deep-web hacker board. When he finds a link between the site he’s trying to hack and a series of brutal rapes and murders, he teams with PI Jenny Price to stop a sociopath. But Brody must protect his real-life identity or risk dire consequences.

Sutherland’s talent at weaving secondary plots into the main story produces an appealing read, and his deftly rendered protagonist prompt
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
One of the Best I've read.

This story is about a serial killer who uses a website which broadcasts webcam footage worldwide without the webcam footage's recipient's know how. The people shown in this website has know idea that their life and everyday activities is shown online live for all the world to see.

The Characters main Leads are Jennifer or Jenny who is Female Police officer for this case and a Hacker Brody. These two works together to bring the killer and the site down. Though in a way
Diana Febry
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. If you enjoy fast paced, intelligent detective thrillers, make this your next read.
The plot is quite complex, yet due to the skill of Sutherland, I didn't lose where I was once. He even managed to explain the computer hacking element in such a way, even I could follow it (and that takes some doing!)
A serial killer, is luring girls to their death, with knowledge only their closest friends could have. The police, led by DI Jenny Price are mystified and struggling to find a common conne
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Found this novel a little hard to get into despite there being a horrible murder one page one. I think too much detail added to this.

I'm interested in the problems social media and the internet pose for us as everything advances, so I kept reading this [and listening to it on audiobook via Audible too].

I believe it's Ian Sutherland's first novel so I'm looking forward to reading his other books too.

Characters are fun and well rounded and believable. And a good mix from the psycho to the boredly
Grace Murphy
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well written, fast paced thriller. I was totally gripped within a few pages and couldn't put it down. An excellent story with superb characterisation and set in the fascinating world of hackers.

A new series with an intriguing main character Brody Taylor.

I absolutely loved this book.

5 stars, a must read novel!
Eureka Bharali
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
A mystery thriller well written. Characters, twists in the plots makes it a worthy read. The reader is also exposed to the numerous vulnerabilities in the world of Internet and the ways they can be exploited for reasons both good and bad, sometimes even fatal.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
White hat hacker Brody Taylor is drawn into a murder investigation. Young women are being stalked and murdered after their security webcams are hacked and watched on the dark net. The police, with Brody's help, solve this puzzling case. I won this book and it is even better than its description. Great police procedural. ...more
Sooraj Nair
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best murder mysteries that I've read till now! Unpredictable. Well scripted. Perfectly written. Also, loved all the hacking and networking jargon and techniques mentioned throughout. I hope Ian continues this great series ahead! ...more
Tony Fecteau
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I am left breathless. This book was a mix of genres that is perfect for me. We have hackers/computers/police procedural. The characters were fantastic and it was a very fun ride during the whole story. You like mysteries? This was a really good one!
Marc Trumpi
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Captivating! I was a bit apprehensive due to the IT for involved in the story, but it turned out great. Good characters, difficult to find who did it.
Gloria Antypowich
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
2 letters sum up my thoughts about Invasion Of Privacy by Ian Sutherland- Read them frontwards or backwards-WOW represents how I feel about this book!

This book held me transfixed—filled with cyber geek speak, some of which I have heard, but none of which I have enough knowledge to speak with authority. I actually sent the author a message and asked him if the premise of the story had any basis in reality—and he quickly replied that things of that nature are indeed real.

Most of us use the interne
Robert Cubitt
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
What Ian Sutherland has given us here is, essentially, two stories for the price of one. Of course they intertwine and complement each other, but the stories are different in nature.

In one story we have Brody Taylor, who is a “white hat” computer hacker; someone hired by corporations to test the security of their IT systems so they can fix any weaknesses, rather than a “black hat” hacker, who breaks into IT systems with criminal or mischievous intent.

Taken with a fit of vanity, Brody accepts a c
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gripping, technologically accurate (but not technobabble-heavy) thriller

I started with the prequel novella and immediately picked up this full-length book, reading it straight through until 5am the next morning. The technical accuracy is excellent, everything that's done is technically possible today. Definitely not science fiction, but a technological thriller. The plot moved at a page-turning rate with no obvious holes and some good twists. It did feel a bit predictable, just enough so that I
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. Crime isn't even what I would call 'my thing', but I just didn't want this book to end and I can't wait to read more of this author's stuff. Fortunately, there is a little downloadable novella that takes place before the events of this book featuring the same protagonist called 'Social Engineer' which is currently being given away for free... woot! It's on my (extremely long) list.

A wonderfully twisty, complex plot with lots of different threads and red herrings thr
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
My original Invasion of Privacy audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.
Brody Taylor is a security consultant and expert hacker who becomes involved in “researching” a webcam based “service” that seems to broadcast live feeds from people’s homes and businesses without their knowledge. When Brody realizes that this Internet site may be connected to a girl’s death, he inserts himself in the investigation and teams up with Detective Jenny Price who is hunting a serial ki
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
It’s a pretty good book, for being the first (hopefully) in a series, written by someone who is not an IT professional, and without too many similar books in the sub-genre. I liked the plot twists, character development, and the IT angle.

As some others have pointed out, the author sometimes went into too much explaining of the details: both retrospective plot clarifications and technology explanations. Writing “he went on Youtube, a popular video-hosting website” is like saying “Bob bought Alice
Jennifer Tooker
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hackers, Serial Killers and Webcams

Invasion of Privacy resumes the story of white-hat hacker and penetration tester, Brody Taylor approximately 6 months after the end of Social Engineer. Brody has resumed his life online, with the occasional off line interaction, however they are few and far between. When he is solicited to pentest a fellow hacker’s less than legal voyeur site as part of a challenge, he reluctantly agrees. While not wanting to get dragged into a public challenge, his elite reput
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great thriller and a wonderful read. It is a very well written first novel, and there is also a free e-book with a prequel to this that I recommend reading first.

Ian Sutherland introduces us to a wonderful and very likeable new hero - expert security consultant (read: hacker and social engineer extraordinaire) Brody Taylor, who gets mixed up with the police in a murder mystery, during a prestigious competition between hackers in an online forum - via quite an original but very plausib
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it

Having enjoyed Sutherland’s prequel novella, Social Engineer, so much, I was delighted to read the full-length novel featuring the same intriguing ‘white knight’ computer hacker, Brody Taylor. While more of Brody’s character is revealed here, there is still much more to understand about what makes him tick in future books in this Deep Web series. All the elements of a good thriller are present: fast pace, suspense, incredible danger, lots of cliffhangers and
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Ian Sutherland is a crime thriller author. Leveraging his career in the IT industry, Ian's stories underscore the threats we face from cybercrime as it becomes all too prevalent in our day-to-day lives.

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