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Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Bestselling author, Allen Wyler, (Dead End Deal, Deadly Errors, Dead Ringer, Dead Wrong) is back with a new breakout suspense thriller with a “techno edge”:  Deadly Odds.
Twenty-three year old Arnold Gold is a Seattle-based odds-maker and local computer genius.  Described as a "part-time hacker and full-time virgin" by his friends, the awkward young shut-in flies to Vegas to try and get lucky--in more ways than one.  But his high stakes activity on the Net inadvertently thrusts him into a vortex of international terrorism.
Dark Net Hacking has resulted in murder, and now it will take every last bit of Arnold's genius intellect and legendary hacking skill to stay one step ahead of the murderous terrorists, the FBI, the local cops and his lawyer.  Gold's only chance to save himself is to find a bomb hidden somewhere in Vegas, and somehow prevent the explosion that will turn Sin City into the scene of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11.
Wyler's wild new thriller is as horrifyingly plausible as it is darkly funny and enjoyable.  Deadly Odds is not only a page-turner, it's a terrific character-driven story about a young man who lives life through a computer and discovers its dark side.  Edgy, twitchy and filled with enough tech savvy detail to keep both the techno-thriller and classic suspense fan enthralled, Deadly Odds is a new generation's thrill ride.

AUTHOR BIO

Allen Wyler is a renowned neurosurgeon who earned an international reputation for pioneering surgical techniques to record brain activity.  He has served on the faculties of both the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee, and in 1992 was recruited by the prestigious Swedish Medical Center to develop a neuroscience institute.
In 2002, he left active practice to become Medical Director for a startup med-tech company (that went public in 2006) and he now chairs the Institutional Review Board of a major medical center in the Pacific Northwest.
Leveraging a love for thrillers since the early 70’s, Wyler devoted himself to fiction writing in earnest, eventually serving as Vice President of the International Thriller Writers organization for several years. After publishing his first two medical thrillersDeadly Errors (2005) and Dead Head (2007), he officially retired from medicine to devote himself to writing full time.
He and his wife, Lily, divide their time between Seattle and the San Juan Islands.


From: Krystal Larson [mailto:edysicecreamlover18@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:25 PM
To: nkim
Subject: Re: GIVEAWAY: Suspense Novel with Young Hacker in Vegas Makes for Great Fun & Thrills

Hello,

I would love to run a giveaway, thank you very much for this opportunity!

Lindsay @ Live To Read ~Krystal

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Nicole Kim <nkim@astorandblue.com> wrote:
Dear Krystal, 
As part of my author's blog tour this holiday season, we're offering to run a giveaway of his book if you and your readers would be interested.  (we can offer either Kindle/Nook ebooks or new print copies as prizes, whichever you'd like).
Deadly Odds--the title for giveaway--is the latest thriller by Allen Wyler with a unique tie-in to the world of dark net hacking and terrorism. (http://amzn.to/1xU0TeM ) The story follows a young computer genius as he goes on a trip to Vegas to “get lucky,” and he eventually crosses a group of international terrorists who want to use his dark net hacking skill to plot a deadly attack. (SEE BOOK RELEASE BELOW).   
The book was great fun for me, even though I usually read women's fiction. And even though I have zero hacking experience, the author made the world of computers accessible to me through the many plot twists. Besides the thrills, I found it to be a really unique take on the power of personal consumer tech (for either good or bad).
Anyway, if you’re interested in running the giveaway, the rules would be up to you--all we ask is that you include a synopsis of the book with links. We can ship the prize print copy of Deadly Odds to your winner, or send an ebook to him/her as a Kindle/Nook gift, preferably before Christmas. If you'd like to participate (and I hope you do!), just let me know and I can send along information, links, graphics etc. for the post.
Thank you!
Nicole
Nicole Kim | Associate Publicist
Astor + Blue Editions | 1700 Rockville Pike, Ste 400 | Rockville, MD 20851

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Big Trouble in Sin City
Young “Dark Net” Hacker the Unlikely Key to 9/11-Style Terror Plot


“Deadly Odds is original, and a first rate thriller.”
--Philip Margolin, NY Times bestselling author of Woman with a Gun

“Allen Wyler knows of what he speaks, and writes, and the result is a thriller that equals and updates the best of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton.”
--Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong at the Break

"A wild Journey… you won't be able to put it down."
--D.P. Lyle, award-winning author of, Hot Lights, Cold Steel.



Astor + Blue Editions is proud to present Deadly Odds (ISBN: 978-1-941286-02-9; Fiction, Thriller, Suspense & Crime, Technological Fiction; Espionage; September, 2014), a new breakout suspense thriller with a “techno edge” by bestselling author Allen Wyler. What happens when a shy and awkward young computer hacker has a run-in with terrorists?   

Twenty-three year old Arnold Gold is a local computer genius in his native Seattle, described as a “part-time hacker and full-time virgin” by his friends. When the awkward young shut-in decides to take matters in his own hands, and venture to Vegas “to get lucky,” little does he know that his hacking skill will make him  a bull’s-eye target for terrorists and the FBI.

A major terrorist group wants Arnold’s “Dark Net Hacking” system to help hatch their latest plot, and they’ll stop at nothing to claim it—even killing Arnold’s friends. Now, with murderous terrorists, the FBI, and the local cops on his tail, Arnold finds himself trapped in a high-stakes game with the odds of survival slim to none. It will take every last bit of his genius intellect and legendary hacking skill to stay one step ahead of the deadly game, and foil the plot that will turn Sin City into the scene of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11.


Written in Allen Wyler’s break neck style and attention to expert detail, Deadly Odds is as terrifyingly plausible as it is darkly humorous and enjoyable. The riveting story of a young man who lives life through his computer and discovers its dark side is sure to win him legions of new fans. Filled with suspenseful twists and enough technological detail to keep both techno-thriller and classic suspense fans on the edge of their seats, Deadly Odds is the ultimate thrill ride for the emerging tech-savvy generation.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allen Wyler is a renowned neurosurgeon who earned an international reputation for pioneering surgical techniques to record brain activity.  He has served on the faculties of both the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee, and in 1992 was recruited by the prestigious Swedish Medical Center to develop a neuroscience institute.
In 2002, he left active practice to become Medical Director for a startup med-tech company (that went public in 2006) and he now chairs the Institutional Review Board of a major medical center in the Pacific Northwest.
Leveraging a love for thrillers since the early 70’s, Wyler devoted himself to fiction writing in earnest, eventually serving as Vice President of the International Thriller Writers organization for several years. After publishing his first two medical thrillers Deadly Errors (2005) and Dead Head (2007), he officially retired from medicine to devote himself to writing full time.
He and his wife, Lily, divide their time between Seattle and the San Juan Islands.

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8 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have one book by this author and would love to get another one. Thank you for the giveaway! !
    Bonnie Hilligoss
    bonnie@bonnieanddave.com

  1. Hi Krystal, Many thanks to you, Nicole, and Allen for the generous offer of Deadly Odds. I'd love to win a print copy. Happy 2015 everyone!! carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  1. An interesting description.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  1. Lisa Foster
    lmurnc@comcast.net
    www.lmurnc.wordpress.com

  1. I would love to read this. It looks like it will be an exciting read.

    Katherine Riley
    justwin4once at gmail dot com

  1. I would love to win this book and enjoy his books. Deadly Errors was a page turner.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  1. This thriller sounds amazing, and I'd love the chance to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

  1. Anne said...:

    Sounds like a read my father and I could share and discuss.

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