This is the first Benjamin Percy book I have read. The book was a fast read for me and held my interest through out and the ending was good but there could have been more character development. The book is only 272 pages so character development isn't going to be as extensive. So besides that the story is interesting. If you like a pure techno-thriller and not a fan of the supernatural then this book might not be for you. The story is unique with the use of the ancient demons and technology to wreak havoc on the world. Good versus evil. There are good guys in the world that have a special ability to see the darkness of evil. This unlikely crew needs to stop a virus from spreading and taking over the world and the human race. Overall a pretty fast paced book with a mix of mystery, horror and sci-fi.
From the books blurb:
Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away…
The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:
Twelve-year-old Hannah -- who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness-- wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.
Lela, a technophobic journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.
Mike Juniper, a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.
And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.
They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.
Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back.
I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.