Announcing Zero Day: A novel by Mark Russinovich

Most of us know Mark Russinovich. For those who don’t, Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft in the Windows Azure product team as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft’s senior-most technical position.

Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and he joined the Microsoft when it acquired Winternals Software, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also author of the popular Sysinternals Windows administration and diagnostic tools. He is co-author of the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine.

Mark has now announced his forthcoming book – Zero Day!

About the book:

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil  tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops  dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer

databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of  their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the  next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.

At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. ButJeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn’t much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.

Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling “what if” scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today—it’s a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.

From his Blog:

I’m proud and excited to announce the upcoming publication of my first novel, Zero Day! I had the idea for Zero Day almost eight years ago and it’s been a long journey from then through finishing a first draft, finding an agent, finding a publisher and now anticipating the day when I hold a copy in my hands. Reviews have started coming in from people that have received what the publishing business calls advance reviewer copies (ARCs), which are limited-run paperback versions of the near-final manuscript, and they are very positive.

If you like books by Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy, I think you’ll enjoy Zero Day. In my existing technical blog I post articles primarily related to Windows, and in this one I’ll be posting links to reviews, cyber-security news and other book-related updates.

For more information about the book : Zeroday

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One Comment

  1. SpudGie

    I just read the first chapter of the book at Mark’s web site and all I have to say is “WOOOOOW!!!!!!!. I can’t wait to get my copy!

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