DISCOVER THE TECHNO THRILLER THAT ROCKED THE INTERNET GENERATION
A Guardian thriller of the month: 'Elsberg is nothing if not prescient'
ZERO, an anonymous activist, has given the world a warning: stop the tech giants before it's too late.
But is anyone listening?
Thousands of teenagers are signing up to Freemee, the biggest new social media site, uploading personal information in exchange for advice on what to eat, how to dress, even how to choose their friends. No-one questions what Freemee is doing with all that data. Until hundreds of users begin to take their lives.
What will it take to bring down the Freemee mastermind, and who is up to the job?
'Worryingly real' SUNDAY SPORT
'Elsberg is utterly prescient' GUARDIAN
'Sinister and realistic' GLAMOUR
READERS ARE BLOWN AWAY BY THIS THRILLER:
- On edge, intricate and fast paced. I approached it on recommendation and was blown away
- Reads like an actual real life documentary. I wonder how close to the truth it is? Very is my guess.
- If you are looking for an engrossing plot as well as plenty of food for thought than I can recommend you give Zero a try. With this thriller Elsberg qualifies as the spokesman for perhaps the most important debate in society today. * Bild * A gripping thriller and a visionary story on the subject of 'Big Data' * rbb Kulturradio * A highly topical nightmarish scenario, which Elsberg says became a reality long ago. * Hit radio rt1 * A topical thriller set in the world of online activists pitted against corrupt IT companies who collect and analyse personal data. * Der Spiegel * A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE MONTH: [Exposes] the dark underbelly of social media giants' societal control via the manipulation of data. Elsberg is nothing if not prescient. -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian *