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by Josh Conviser

  • ISBN: 0345485033
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Josh Conviser
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Del Rey; First Edition edition (October 30, 2007)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.7
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The answer lies with EMPYRE, a shadow organization at the center of the chaos gripping the globe.

The answer lies with EMPYRE, a shadow organization at the center of the chaos gripping the globe. Ryan’ s only hope is to uncover EMPYRE’s devastating secrets. The battle will drive Ryan and Sarah to the dark corners of the earth, to a floating, guarded city where the ultimate evil-and the ultimate plot against humanity-await. Empyre is edgy, entertaining, and frightening. We can only hope the scary technology Conviser proposes is the purest fiction! -Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of Hunters of Dune.

Empyre is edgy, entertaining, and frightening

Raw kinetic energy and blistering pace. We can only hope the scary technology Conviser proposes is the purest fiction! –Kevin J. For decades, Echelon forced peace on the world.

About Josh Conviser: Josh grew up in Aspen, Colorado .

About Josh Conviser: Josh grew up in Aspen, Colorado, went to high school in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from Princeton University in 1996  . On September 1st, the HBC kicks off three book discussions: The Korean War: History by Bruce Cumings; Hero of the Empire, the Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard; Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson.

EMPYRE For Babs, I love you Praise for ECHELON A honeypot for the hi-tech conspiracy theory crowd. A terrifying glimpse into the future. Jam-packed with intrigue, terror and suspense. Conviser is a writer to watch. ALLAN FOLSOM, author of The Day After Tomorrow. Makes deft use of technological issues and developments. This fast-paced info-tech thriller takes your breath away, both with the speed at which events unfold, and the sheer imagination of the author. Ryan Laing is the James Bond.

See contact information and details about Josh Conviser - writer. Random House published my first novel, ECHELON, in 2006. EMPYRE followed, and I'm now chugging away on my third book.

My first novel, ECHELON, was published last year. My second, EMPYRE, just hit the shelves.

However, fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels may find that this tale delivers less action but more ideas.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the time it takes to read this sentence, Echelon will intercept more than 70, 000 phone calls, e-mails. Characters tend to banter rather than talk in screenwriter Conviser's workmanlike SF debut, set in an indeterminate and pacified future in which whoever controls Echelon, an electronic surveillance system, controls the world. After Echelon agent Ryan Laing dies and is brought back via nanotech "drones," he possesses an extra connection into Echelon's data flow. However, fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels may find that this tale delivers less action but more ideas.

Электронная книга "Empyre: A Novel", Josh Conviser Josh Conviser’s near future is fascinating to imagine-and terrifying, because we might just be heading for it. -John Scalzi, author of The Ghost Brigades.

Электронная книга "Empyre: A Novel", Josh Conviser. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Empyre: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Josh Conviser’s near future is fascinating to imagine-and terrifying, because we might just be heading for it. Josh Conviser grew up in Aspen, Colorado, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in anthropology, and has lived in Europe and the Far East.

Read An Excerpt HERE. If you didn’t know, Josh Conviser started out in Hollywood before writing his debut novel Echelon and is currently an executive consultant on HBO’s television series Rome, has a film being developed for Fox, and recently wrote the script for a modern day adaptation of Dante's Inferno set in Las Vegas. Understandably, Josh’s writing is infused with certain cinematic qualities, not all of them for the good however.

Raw kinetic energy and blistering pace. a thriller for the new millennium. James Rollins, author of Map of Bones. No commitment, cancel anytime.

“Raw kinetic energy and blistering pace . . . a thriller for the new millennium.”–James Rollins, author of Map of Bonesand The Judas Strain“Empyre is edgy, entertaining, and frightening. We can only hope the scary technology Conviser proposes is the purest fiction!” –Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of Hunters of DuneFor decades, Echelon forced peace on the world. Freedom was a sham: Echelon wielded total, if secret, control. In the end, two bioengineered Echelon agents, Ryan Laing and Sarah Peters, brought the conspiracy down. But there is no happily ever after for the liberators, or for humanity. With Echelon’s fall, a power vacuum is opened–and all hell breaks loose. Now an outsider in the world he created, Ryan retreats into the wastelands of Antarctica and a life of isolation. But when Sarah is blamed for a series of terrorist attacks, Ryan must return to a world he wanted to forget. Could Sarah be responsible for these atrocities, or is she a pawn in a much larger game? The answer lies with EMPYRE, a shadow organization at the center of the chaos gripping the globe. Ryan’s only hope is to uncover EMPYRE’s devastating secrets. The battle will drive Ryan and Sarah to the dark corners of the earth, to a floating, guarded city where the ultimate evil–and the ultimate plot against humanity–await.“Josh Conviser’s near future is fascinating to imagine–and terrifying, because we might just be heading for it.”–John Scalzi, author of The Ghost Brigades Praise for Josh Conviser’s Echelon“Imaginative and intuitive . . . Conviser mines and mints a nonstop stream of visual images.”–Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files“Bond level action.”–SFRevu
Reviews about Empyre: A Novel (6):
Wenaiand
Story was good but there was no clear ending
Malaris
To be honest, I finished the book recently and can't remember what it was about. That, I think, is sad.
ChallengeMine
One of the few I couldn't put down.
Bukelv
Five years has past since CIA agents Ryan Laing and Sarah Peters destroyed the global manipulating ECHELON. Ryan and Sarah moved on separately with both leaving the agency after the ECHELON affair; he climbs mountains on all seven continents and she seeks to be more his equal with nanotechnological enhancements.

However, neither is aware that ECHELON survived their destruction of it by metamorphosing into EMPYRE. Newville Phoenix turns Sarah into a plague carrier, who devastates the much of the staff of EMPYRE and the CIA. As she continues her path of destruction, EMPYRE Chief Dillon sends CIA agent Frank Savakis after her. Frank captures Ryan and tortures him in order to force him to reveal the whereabouts of Sarah, who he shares a link with. Ryan escapes, but hunts Sarah who he fears turned into a murderous traitor that he must kill before she spreads her plague elsewhere.

If there are flaws in the story line (like some of the technology seems a too convenient stretch), no one will care while reading it except for nitpicking critics like moi. The story line makes DC's Flash look like the Turtle as the action never decelerates for a nanosecond. However, as with the previous tale ECHELON it is the Big Brother tone of the plot that lingers with readers long after finishing this faster than the speed of light science fiction conspiracy thriller.

Harriet Klausner
Irostamore
As a fan of Conviser's premiere novel, Echelon, I couldn't wait to read the sequel. And let me say, he didn't disappoint. His cinematic style was even more fully realized in Empyre, a story that shows us what happens in the aftermath of Big Brother's downfall. This time around I not only noticed a maturity in the writing, but the characters seemed even more lifelike, drawing me in to a unique world of spy-fi. The quick pace reads more like an action-packed film script and the visuals are truly mind-blowing. I hope they make this one into a film!

I'm also fascinated by the technology Conviser utilizes in Empyre. I recently read an interview he was giving in which he said all the tech in the book is either available now or in development. That, coupled with his grasp for the spy thriller genre (Bourne fans will feel at home) adds an air of authenticity that only heightens the story. It was hard to put the book down!

I highly recommend Empyre and hope to see more from Conviser in the future.
huckman
I really enjoyed Conviser's first book Echelon--a great mixture of action, adventure, spy thriller, and gritty science fiction. Empyre, in my opinion, surpasses it with an intense pace and an even better connection with the core characters (Ryan and Sarah) where you feel completely along for the ride with them.

Conviser's versions of New York, DC, and even Trenton, NJ demonstrate a truly novel vision of the future and a winking social commentary. I particularly loved the floating city sequence.

Frankly, I could not put this book down and finished it in a couple of quick sittings.

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