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(CyberStorm #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,142 ratings  ·  76 reviews
In this long-awaited sequel to the massive bestseller CyberStorm, Mike and his family are caught up in a new disaster as the Kessler Syndrome unfolds and all satellites in orbit are suddenly destroyed.

"Couldn't put it down...CyberStorm series is not only a great thriller, but a wake up call." Brent Watkins, FBI Cyber Investigations, Special Agent (retired)

Six years after t
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by Matthew Mather ULC
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Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
A missile strike on a satellite causes a chain reaction forming a rapidly-expanding cloud of space debris. Cell phone, internet, GPS is lost shortly thereafter as more and more communication satellites are knocked out by the debris.
To give you a visual think the movie Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

There was a good story to be told but the author didn't know how to tell it. I made it 60% and just couldn't go on so i jumped to the last chapter. A dull, uneventful, arduous journey.
Kimber Powell
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another win

Absolutely loved it. I couldn't put it down.. I am looking forward to the next one. Thank you Matthew Mather for another good time.
Michael  Keller
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nonstop action and excitement!

Our favorite characters from CyberStorm are in the thick of it again as the sky falls around them. GPS is gone. Pakistan and India are lobbing missiles at each other and their satellites . The country has come to a stop as everyone learns the amazing number of devices and systems depend on the timing signals from the GPS satellites. Cellphones, navigation systems, aircraft tracking, almost all of the modern conveniences quit working. Paper maps might be found in an
Maria Park
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

Tour de force number three in the Cyberstorm series, Cyberspace crash starts with a nefarious plot that has satellites falling all over the world. LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and REO (Remote Earth Orbit) are gradually filling up with space debris from destroyed satellites.
Greatest of threats is the loss of the Global Positioning System (GPS) running virtually everything from directions to farm equipment.
Mather masterfully weaves together the red herrings with rea
[4 stars] The mayhem stars slowly and almost undetected. I have no idea if all the stuff about the GPS satellites is really true or not. It reads like it is and that's enough for me. So there's no more GPS but there's a huge wildfire and a tornado and all kinds of other perils and dangers for Mike and his friends to get through. The story interested and grabbed me right from the start and I am looking forward to the next and final book. ...more
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2020
2.5 Stars - All the right ingredients, but the recipe wasn't as satisfying as I had hoped.

I am usually drawn towards stories that mostly gets the tech right and where the technology drives the story. And there was a lot of tech in CyberSpace. The author obviously has done his research, which I appreciate, saving me from having to grimace at a lack of attention to detail.

Among other tech, Mr. Mather incorporates a next generation of communications satellites (à la Space-X's Starlink system) into
Jul 09, 2020 added it
India and Pakistan are on the brink of war. Shooting might have broken out when an anti-satellite missile is launched setting off a chain reaction that takes out hundreds of communications satellites in orbit around the planet. Cell service and GPS are gone.
Mike, his son Luke, Chuck, and their colleague from MIT are out fishing in the Louisiana Bayou when all this goes down. Mike's wife, Lauren, the niece of a U.S. Senator, is on a Hong Kong business trip. The events interrupt transportation but
Nathan Woods
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is focused on the premise of the following question: If GPS shut off today, how would it impact our lives? Its an interesting question and the author explores some interesting and unexpected consequences that truly informed me.

However, the delivery of this question and the execution of the answer is rough and unpolished. There is a great deal of inconsistency in the book, inexplicably well equipped and well financed people occur at the opportune time, and the characters are thrown into
Leo W.
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
With all the depth and pacing of Tom Swift or Hardy Boys.
Ziggy Nixon
Feb 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: disaster fans looking for less gun-play
Recommended to Ziggy by: NS.Smith // KU offer
3 very flat stars averaged out over the whole book. And after Part 1, I asked readers not to pay too much attention to my actual rating. This time I think you should.

This book is very uneven and despite the glowing recommendations by several of my current fave authors, I wasn't all that impressed with what just felt like a bit of a rehash of the scenario from Part 1. Again, M2's writing is very good and very professional and EXTREMELY well-researched. But the first half or even 2/3's of this one
Sep 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm not sure when this book came out, but I have had it in my TBR library for a little while. There were several mentions of things that happened in the US during the "global pandemic" so I would think this book release was fairly recent. I did read the first book in this series (quite a while ago), but at the time I started this one - I didn't know that this was a part of a series. I listened to this on Audible and think the narrator did a pretty good job creating individual, yet distinct voice ...more
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Interesting Time To Read These Stories. I read CyberStorm nearly a year ago, in February 2020. Right as the COVID issue was beginning to cause global panic. But at least that story *mostly* focused on New York City, so while it was uncomfortable due to being all-TOO-realistic, it was at least possible to tell myself (as a Southern man who has only rarely even been through or over NYC) that it wouldn't happen here.

This book kept that all-too-realistic nature going (though with perhaps a few too
Joyce Hertzoff
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was eager to read this near future novel since I’ve enjoyed all of Mr. Mather’s books I’ve read, including the first in this series, Cyberstorm. As I read it, I realized I didn’t remember the last parts of that novel. This one was full of the same kind of suspense and I do care for Mike and his family and friends and what happens to them, but I didn’t see much character development. Here he is going through yet another world-wide catastrophe and he doesn’t learn anything new about himself. But ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Hard SF/Techno Thriller

It is difficult today to find a good hard science fiction or techno thriller. Matt Mather is the master. And this story is not fiction. We live with this potential scenario every day. With all of the existing satellites and space debris and all of the new ones being launched, the potential for disaster is phenomenal. Matt definitely does his research. Our dependence on GPS is far reaching. If you really want to understand how our dependence on technology affects
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another stunning read!

I was thrilled to finally read the sequel to CyberStorm, a novel I really liked. This new cyber space story was very well worth the wait! I liked the scientific, factual information mixed with the down home, real person manner of Mike and the brilliant, somewhat utopian sincerity of Damon. Little Luke growing up was also very appealing and altogether the outline of a fantastic plot was filled in, and there was nothing left wanting. I think the story characters thought back
Jun 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: decents
Overall, while acting as a suitable sequel for CyberStorm, this book did fall just a wee bit short for me. It didn't surpass the wonderfulness of CyberStorm, which in and of itself isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it also wasn't as good either and I was forced to deduct a star. It was still adventurous and thrilling its own right, but it just ehhh....a tad much to digest.

This book is a much more grand scale than the events of CyberStorm, since it's the planet going through stuff instead inste
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Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, kids, m-f, series, kul
3.75 stars.
I try very hard to not compare each installment in a series or a trilogy. I like to take things on the whole. But I have to say CyberSpace did not move me as much as #1 series. Probably the main reason I wasn’t 100% on board was all the “cyber talk”. I mean I know I’m not a computer expert but it was a lot to take in. The kid was fine, he wasn’t overbearing. The father-son relationship was delicious. Thank goodness we didn’t have to spend a lot of time with the wife because guess what
Sep 26, 2020 rated it liked it
This was the second book by Mather that I have read. This was a good book. It is a dystopian-light book where a satellite attack takes down all communications coupled with fires cause all kinds of shenanigans.

The book started off good. There was a lot technology speak which was fine with me, however it appeared to come to a very quick crescendo and seemed to be rushed. I wish it would have been stretch out a bit and build more on the political angle. It is not a bad book, I just like the first
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As always...excellent

You just can't beat a Matthew Mather book. He makes you think while entertaining you at the same time. I'm always boggled by the amount of research he has to have out in for each book. His books are smart but will never be described as dry or plodding. This book is no exception. I loved continuing on with Mike and his friends, following their journey and t by eir trials and tribulations. can't wait to see what comes next.
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Matthew Mather's CyberSpace demonstrates a solid understanding of societies dependence on space based assets for many of the things we rely on every day to include GPS, weather forecasts, the news, and communications services. Disrupting assets on orbit serves as the backdrop for what is essentially a survivalist, post-apocalypse story. While the book includes a number of vignettes filled with action, it frequently drags in between those scenes. It's a solid read for those focused on the surviva ...more
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastically written sequel like they should be

I love a sequel that you can read long after you read the first one, and it doesn't miss a beat. Enough little hints and reminders that you remember the feel of it, but not so much detail that it's like full-color flashbacks in TV show that waste half the episode. You don't have to have read the early books to understand this book. It gently walks you through it.

Thank you, Matt! Well done!
Matthew Shinker
Mar 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
I read CyberStorm at the start of the pandemic, which wasn't the best idea, but that was a great book. Now I've read CyberSpace and like it too. The characters are relatable. The subplots are a little far fetched but make for an exciting read that's well-constructed.

The computer, drone and satellite technology are accurately depicted but not so detailed as to get side-tracked.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes techno-thrillers.
Jun 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Similar to the first review. Fun plot, good writing... damn annoying that Mike still hasn't manned up and learned the ways of the world after the first time. On the plus side, though, his wife did. So, good on her. At least someone is wearing the pants in the family. I really enjoyed the space/satellite aspect of this one. That was a fresh look at the cyber attack series story. Also, Damon was an entertaining super-nerd. Deserved the medals for sure. Looking forward to the third in the series. ...more
Craig Sweeney
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I almost gave it 4 because the whole drone and net mesh thing seemed a little unbelievable, but I’m pushing 70 and admit I’m no tech guy. In the midst of the Coronavirus mess I’m not sure I want to read more of this genre but that’s not the author’s fault. Nonstop action, great characters, on the whole believable. Great read.
Trahlyta Crawford
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Wow, what a nonstop intense realistic whirlwind ride. This book had layer upon layer of intrigue. What is going on when do much keeps going wrong. Should you trust your gut instinct, or the honest looking face who saved you from drowning? A long wait, but not in vain. This story rockets you into a place of impossible odds, and leaves you believing it's possible.
Becca B
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down!

I've read many of Matthew Mather's books, and I'm never disappointed. CyberSpace is fast-paced and kept me wondering what was coming next. The characters are relatable, every-day people, and the events could take place today or in the very near future. I'm looking forward to CyberWar and what comes next.
Sytse Algera
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing novel about a Cyber Attack and consequences

after having read several novels of this author before I was looking forward to this one. And he did live up to my expectations. same characters as in his Cyberstorm novel, the story about a family caught up sgain in the middle of the mayhem kept me hooked until the end. loved it and recommended
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fast Paced Thrills

Mather continues to grab me by my collar and not let go! I enjoyed the fast paced action. The twists keep your attention. It’s amazing how everything is connected and how vulnerable we become when our conveniences are threatened. Makes you think what your life would be like being disconnected. Can’t wait for the next book!
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-reads
This is my third book to read by this author. It was intriguing, fast-paced, and captivating. Sadly or gladly, depending on your point of view, it is the second in a trilogy. I will read more. It also makes you think about prepared are we for a drastic change in life circumstances. You know what I mean? Think: pandemic.
Linda L. Morrison
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
A super fan!!

I first became a fan after reading CyberStorm, and a few other novels by Matthew Mathers. All fabulous written top notch thrillers. While I feel this one was not his best work, it still enjoyed the read. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book in this trilogy, and am still a huge fan!
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Matthew is the million-copy bestselling author of CyberStorm and Darknet, and the hit series Nomad and Atopia Chronicles. He started out his career working at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines, going on to become one of the world's leading members of the cybersecurity community. In between he's worked in a variety of start-ups,everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic hea ...more

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