Dark Data

Control, Alt, Delete

Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
282 Pages
Reviewed on 08/03/2019
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Author Biography

Douglas J. Wood is the author of the award-winning Samantha Harrison political trilogy. In 2018 he published his memoir, Asshole Attorney: Memories, Musings, and Missteps in A 40-Year Career. His other non-fiction titles include the best-selling text Please Be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, now in its seventh edition, and 101 Things I Want to Say…the Collection, a book of fatherly advice to his children.

A partner at Reed Smith LLP, he has over 40 years of experience practicing entertainment and media law, often imparting knowledge gained from his career in his books. He works in New York, lives in New Jersey, has been happily married for over 45 years, is the proud parent to three grown children, and grandfather to two adorable grandchildren. His new novel, Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete, about cyberwar and financial terrorism is available now at major retailers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete is a work of thrilling fiction based on conspiracy and terror, and was penned by author Douglas J. Wood. Written for adults due to its explicit scenes of violence, some nudity and language, this engaging and edgy tale focuses on the dark deeds and plots of terrorists Constantine Petrenko and Abu al-Badri. Paula Jankovic is a willing pawn in the game, targeting particular figureheads for her bosses to topple societies, markets, and entire financial systems. It seems that only a plucky reporter discovering some incredible predictions can find a way to defeat the rising tide of dark data that threatens to engulf the world.

Author Douglas J. Wood has created a superbly engaging plotline for fans of terrorism thrillers and political conspiracy novels to enjoy. The ties and clues to the mysteries are tightly woven and cleverly placed, revealing moments that connect to both past and present for the keen-eyed readers who can pick them out. Character development is reserved for particular moments so that the plot can shine without too much emotional interference, but the characters do have their moments of strife where we as readers can relate to them effectively. Wood also has a skill for tension, constructing powerful yet simple sentences which build the atmosphere whilst delivering snippets of knowledge, and compelling dialogue that raises the hairs on his readers’ arms. Overall, Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete is a thrilling page-turner with plenty of intelligent twists and believable yet amazing plot points.