Black Nowhere by Reece Hirsch (Lisa Tanchik #1)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.2 Mb
Black Nowhere : Special Agent Lisa Tanchik is the best at taking down cybercriminals. So when the FBI discovers a multibillion-dollar black market online, she’s tasked with finding the creator and bringing him to justice. Donning one of her many digital disguises, Tanchik goes undercover into the network.
Brilliant college student Nate Fallon started his site as an idealistic experiment. But his platform has made illegal trade not only more efficient—but also more dangerous. Now the FBI aren’t the only ones out to get him. As profits soar, a criminal organization casts its monstrous gaze on Fallon, and danger leaps from cyberspace into reality.
Feeling pressure from both sides of the law, Fallon is forced to make a decision with shattering consequences. Can Agent Tanchik find Fallon before his dangerous infrastructure falls into the wrong hands?
“Special Agent Tanchik, are you aware that I have an open-door policy?”
“Yes, I am. And it is very much appreciated.”
“Well, you should know that’s just something that I say. It sounds good to some of our colleagues who’ve been to business school. As you seem to have noticed, my door was open in the literal sense. But in the metaphorical sense, not so much.”
“I see.” Lisa gave a tight smile and stepped farther into her boss’s office.
“What I’m trying to tell you is that I hope you have something pretty damn important to say to me. Otherwise, you should be speaking to your SSA.” Lisa’s immediate supervisor was Supervisory Special Agent Dan Melcher, who managed her squad.
“I think I do. Have you heard of Kyte?”
“No. What is it?”
“It appears to be a Dark Web marketplace for illegal drugs.”
“That doesn’t sound unusual.”
“What’s unusual is the scale of it. It looks like it could be processing hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions, of dollars in transactions.”
Gilbertson frowned. “That can’t be right. Show me.”