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Trident Code: A Lana Elkins Thriller    by Thomas Waite order for
Trident Code
by Thomas Waite
Order:  USA  Can
47North, 2015 (2015)
Softcover, CD, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Looking for an edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring a race against time to save the world from disaster? Look no further than Thomas Waite's Trident Code, starring Lana Elkins, a former top NSA operative who now heads cyber-security company CyberFortress. Lana is the single mother of fourteen-year-old Emma and neither has had much chance to catch their breaths since their terrifying adventures in Lethal Code.

This time, cyberhackers seize a US nuclear submarine with some help from a sailor aboard the vessel. Soon the world sees horrifying images of its dying crew and wonders what will be done with this powerful weapon. Of course, the deputy director of NSA calls on Lana and CyberFortress to help foil whatever is in the works. While this goes on, readers meet Oleg, the supervillain of the piece and the brilliant young hacker, Galina, who has unwittingly done his bidding, believing that her work is for the 'benefit of all humankind.'

Like Lana, Galina is a single mother, but of a six-year-old daughter who has just been diagnosed with leukemia. Desperate to help her daughter and to stop what she has been a part of, she responds when Lana reaches out to her across the world. But she insists that Lana comes to her. Which is when Lana is very surprised to learn the identity of the man picked by the NSA to accompany her on this new adrenaline packed adventure. There's plenty of action on land and on the high seas as they work together to foil Oleg's plan to make the headline real - 'The Oceans Rise. Billions Die.'

As in the plot that worked so well the first time, Waite gives his heroine even more to worry about, when her daughter Emma is endangered through her own desire to help. Fortunately, Lana's partner in the crisis has connections from his very shady past that might help. If you seriously suspend disbelief, Trident Code is yet another very entertaining end-of-the-world thriller from Thomas Waite. But I wonder what he will put poor Lana and Emma through next!

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