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The Pirate King

A Rain City Incident

Annie Pearson

$3.71 on Kindle

Samsara Ada Byron, world’s best cybersecurity sleuth!

Or a postpunk math dweeb lost in a darknet web of deceit?

Sam has a new security forensics business. No more national security contracting! But Tony, the infamous Pirate King of the dark alleys of the Internet, begs Sam’s help to expose a conspiracy. He says rogue agents are selling national security secrets—but can you trust a pirate?

Worse, Sam is being stalked and harassed by black-hat hackers and by her old nemesis, the White Knights of the New Russian Revolution.

When threats spill off the Internet, the only safe place for Sam seems to be inside the private enclaves of Seattle’s software elite. But what must she compromise in exchange for safety?

The Pirate King skates off the wall and into the gritty gravel of Seattle backstreets and dirt-bike wilderness. Stay up late with Sam for soft-boiled cyberthriller suspense, caper comedy in the rain, and insights from vengeful baristas.

The Pirate King contains the kind of adult language heard from bearded tester-developers huddling at a Lumineers show, plus gruesome descriptions of dysfunctional dev teams.

About Annie Pearson

ANNIE PEARSON is a U.S. novelist who worked for many years as a technical writer and project manager for Microsoft and other Pacific Northwest software companies. In addition to the “Rain City Comedy of Manners” series and other contemporary fiction, she also writes the Accidental Heretics adventure series (as E.A. Stewart), including Book 1, Bone-mend and Salt.

She lives on Capitol Hill in Seattle and posts about writing and eclectic project planning at www.anniepearson.com.

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