The Midnight Watch
From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a lightning-paced short story, in which a major attack on U.S. soil can only be stopped by…The Midnight Watch
In the dead of night, a faceless enemy hacks into the Smithsonian Institution’s network of servers, but it is only the first strike masking a larger attack. To rescue a biologist trapped in the National...more
In the sudden (midnight) hour of need, director Painter Crowe had no other agents available (such as our regular heroes Grey Pierce or Monk Kokkalis), but only the one who from the first time he appeared in the pages of Sigma series to ...more
I love Joe, so ...more
In the dead of night, a faceless enemy hacks into the Smithsonian Institution’s network of servers, but it is only the first strike masking a larger attack. To rescue a biologist trapped in the National Museum of Natural History and to discover the true intent behind an assault that grows bolder and bloodier by the minute, Sigma Force must unleash its most headstrong operative—Joe Kowalski—to do what he does best: lay waste to anything between him and his goal. From a daring rescue to a ...more
It's the Chinese hackers ... of course. China spend all its time hacking into American interests. But this time, they hacked into a scientists ancient DNA archive. With Sigma Force's chief ...more
As always Rollins keeps the action and story tight and rolling along at breakneck speed.
A terrific short read!
This story shows us how quickly Sigma Force reacts to a threat. A cyberhacker just invaded the computer networks of the Smithsonian of which Sigma is a hidden part,and they just repulsed and blocked access. While evaluating the hack, they find that one specific individual 's computer files where targeted. They get immediately in touch with her, finding out she is nearby, but she admits to being contacted by someone else and also wants to meet with her. WhIle in conversation ...more
As such, this helps develop (somewhat) the character of Kowalski, who is one of - if not the - key character in that later novel.
This is clearly just a precursor to the next story. We won't find out who the bad guys are or what their motive is until the next book. That makes this the first few chapters in a novel, not a ...more
On the bright side Kawasaki, was really really funny and did not have to revert back to his foul, and blasphemous,language tirades to get his point across.
I liked it, but it really needed 10-15 more pages to finish off the story.
The book ends with a set up for a future book.