Review: Version Zero by David Yoon

Publisher’s Description

From the brilliant mind of New York Times bestselling author David Yoon comes a lightning-fast and scorchingly observant thriller about how we can save ourselves from the very real perils of a virtual world.

Max, a data whiz at the social media company Wren, has gotten a firsthand glimpse of the dark side of big tech. When he questions what his company does with the data they collect, he’s fired…then black-balled across Silicon Valley.

With time on his hands and revenge on his mind, Max and his longtime friend (and secretly the love of his life) Akiko, decide to get even by rebooting the internet. After all, in order to fix things, sometimes you have to break them. But when Max and Akiko join forces with a reclusive tech baron, they learn that breaking things can have unintended–and catastrophic–consequences.

Thrilling Reads Review

I’m not that into thrillers that are too much sci-fi, but I was pleasantly surprised with David Yoon’s Version Zero.

It also swayed me to read this since it’s based on tech companies in Silicon Valley. Living in San Francisco, I enjoy thrillers based in Silicon Valley/having big tech centric plots.

David holds up a mirror to the way we’re living our lives in this tech-centric/obsessed world we’re living in.

The book features Max, a data whiz at a social media company, where he has gotten a firsthand glimpse of the dark side of big tech.

Max and his friend (and love interest) Akido decide to get revenge on big tech by rebooting the internet which unleashes unintended and catastrophic consequences.

The twists and turns in this book kept me engages and turning pages. I thought I had figured things out only to be taken in another direction in this well written and crafted novel by David Yoon.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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