Billy Chownyk has just graduated with a Master in Computer Science and Engineering Degree. He is one of the best software development and network security students the university has ever seen, but Billy has no plan to hunt for a job.
He spent his youth behind a keyboard. Now, he is in the hands of gangbangers, hackers and nefarious men hunting for shortcuts to the good life. Everyone wants a piece of his talent.
Follow the activities of this Chicagoland crew as they perpetrate identity theft, penetrate corporate firewalls, engage in devious corporate espionage, and commit to bold attacks on the credit card industry.
High-Rise Crew: Dirty Money is a modern crime novel, the first release in the High-Rise Crew Trilogy, a series that takes the reader on a wild ride through black hat territory on the way to corporate digital security and the brink of cyber warfare. You’ll come to love the arc of Billy and his associates as they gradually transform into the heroes we will one day need. Tim Brost also writes fiction about the lives of an international arms dealer and his associates in the Trade Series.
Trade Bangkok is the first novel in the Trade Series. I spent two years researching background material on a range of technologies associated with contemporary surveillance and counterintelligence operations. I am grateful to international arms dealer and subject matter expert Rod McKay for his assistance. I hope you find the work to be both entertaining and informative.
International arms dealer Tuck (Web) Webber and a cohort of technicians accept a multi-year contract in Bangkok. Months into setup, crew members go missing. Intensity as this capable team works to find and rescue their friends from radicalized insurgents.
Trade Azerbaijan is an Amazon Short Read, just over 30,000 words long. It exists in time between Trade Bangkok and Trade Bishkek (not yet released). As an author, I admit to real life concern while conducting background research for this book. Though a work of fiction, the story is based on elements of truth.
Tuck (Web) Webber is supported by counterterrorist teams as he negotiates with a former competitor in the arms trade to keep dangerous material away from unauthorized buyers.
The Buddha described me perfectly millennia ago, “A mere heap of conditions this, where no being can be found.”
– Samyutta Nikaya PT1-3.
My formal education was in philosophy, religion, and creative writing, all of which were obtained solely out of curiosity. How I paid my way through college is what became my career.
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