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Breach

An Analog Novel, Book 3
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
Series: The Analog Novels, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs

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Summary

A hacker is drawn out of hiding and into an epic geopolitical showdown in the frighteningly plausible conclusion to Eliot Peper’s critically acclaimed Analog Series.

When you’ve betrayed your revolutionary cadre, an off-grid fight club on a remote tropical island is a good place to hide - or die. 

For notorious ex-hacker Emily Kim, the outcome of each fight makes little difference. Black-market blood sport is the perfect self-imposed penance. But when she stumbles on a plot to overthrow the corporate empire that provides the ubiquitous global feed, Emily discovers her old friends have been targeted. Warning them will force her out into the open, back on-grid, and directly into danger. Emily can’t escape the past. But can she seize the future? 

Emily’s quest for redemption spirals into an all-out shadow war. What constitutes justice in a world run by algorithms? The feed - and Emily - must be reinvented. Or destroyed.

©2019 Eliot Peper (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Brian
  • 19-05-19

“Build a Future We Want to Live In”

If you’re not familiar with the Analog world that Peper has created – you are missing out. The world feels so insanely real it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.

Something that I don’t think I noticed before this book is that Peper has this sort of poetic way of writing. Not to say the book reads like poetry (not at all) but it’s more of this refined read. There are no wasted words. I enjoyed that a lot and I almost want to go back to the other books just to hear it again.

When I used to read on my Kindle (more than I listened to audiobooks) I would highlight lines that stood out to me. Now that I listen to audiobooks I don’t often do that. Well, with Breach, I did it a lot. I would pause the audio, open the book, and find the line I’d just heard. There were so many great lines that Peper created that I had to call that out. Here are a couple of examples:

“Emily loved learning. Which was why she hated high school.”

“Diplomats are people who murder you politely.”

“The only value money has is the value we believe it has.”

“…private property isn’t an actual thing, like granite or gravity. It’s just something we all agree to, like not cutting in line.”

See what I mean? That’s some awesome stuff up there.

Breach is able to cover so many topics that I can’t cover them all here. Nor do I want to since I think that you need to read the series and the book to find them all. Peper is able to weave these intricate worlds that would make Black Mirror producers salivate. It feels like you’ve stepped into the future, but one that feels like we’re already there.

Overall, I’m not shocked at all that I loved Breach – but wow did I fly through it. From the opening fight club scenes to the last monologue from Emily – this book spoke to me. Every once and a while you’ll get a new book and you just have to read it. That was the way I felt about Breach – and not only did I have to read it – I had to finish it as fast as possible. Peper wrote another near perfect novel and I will be telling people to check out this book and series for a long time. I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve next.

On a total side note – I wish that I taught high school English or even Social Studies – or knew someone who did, because I feel like this series would be a perfect “in-class” reading assignment. Kids are given these old texts that don’t mean anything to them – I think that this would be perfect for today’s new generation of social media users and future decision makers.

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  • Eric Walker
  • 07-06-19

Another great book to finish off the Analog Series

Breach by Eliot Peper is such a great book I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Not only does the writing paint vivid pictures of what is happening but it is a great end to the analog series.

For the final story in the analog novels, Eliot further weaves the prior books of this series together by bringing back prior characters that some may have forgotten. This time, however, the people who long ago were manipulating the feed are the only ones capable of saving it as an activist group is trying to destroy the credibility and power it possesses.

Prior to this Emily, who had manipulated a backdoor to the feed had no thought of going back and reconnecting with her past friends and acquaintances but after stumbling upon this plot to hurt those people she knew she couldn't sit idle. As she weaves her way back into the lives of those she abandoned she reflects on her upbringing and what brought her to where she is today.

Honestly, I could go on and on about the story but I think you should pick up a copy yourself to read as I don't want to spoil anything that might give away how it ends.

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  • T. Dolan
  • 30-05-19

Inconsequential

Not that interesting of a story. No new grounds being broken. Dug the concept of a corporation declaring sovereignty, but feel like it's been handled better in other books.

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  • Adam Beemer
  • 24-05-19

As a fan of the series..

This book was hard to take. Emily made a hard main character to follow. I added this book's release date to my calendar immediately after finishing book 2, really looking forward to how the story would play out. Instead I ended up feeling somewhat lost and disappointed.
I felt the first third of the book was difficult to get through and then as the book came into it's own it began to feel repetitive as it reminded you of who each character was again and again.
The ending of the novel ended so abrubtly that I thought audible had skipped a chapter.
I almost recommend skipping this book entirely and having the second novel be the end of the story. But, if like me you feel invested in the setting and story and characters, read/listen to this book going in with lower expectations than my own.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-19

We need more novels like this.

These books feel different from most novels. Peper’s masterful ability to weave thought-provoking, near-future issues with gripping, enjoyable narratives has made him one of my favorite authors.

He twists conventional plot lines so that even half way through the book I don’t know where it’s going to lead, and he always stuns me with rigorously detailed glimpses of how our world could look in ten or twenty years.

When I pick up an Eliot Peper novel, I expect to be captivated by fiction and simultaneously become more engaged with the issues facing our world today.

I cannot recommend these books more highly to other readers.