Hidden Agendas - Net Force, Bk 2 Author:Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik In the year 2010, computers are the new superpower. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the New Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency with the FBI: the Net Force. — Instructions on how to make a bomb... a list of every U.S. spy in the Euro-Asian theater... Someone with access to classified information is po... more »sting it on the Internet -- and it's costing lives. Net Force Commander Alex Michaels is in the hot seat. Now, before a hostile Senate committee, he must justify the very existence of the Net Force.
Meanwhile, a virus is unleashed that throws the federal financial systems into chaos. And the Net Force operatives must hunt the wily hacker through the twists and turns of cyberspace -- down a path that leads them dangerously close to home.« less
This was a bit disappointing and my least favorite book in the Net Force series. The basic story line was engaging, but there were too many side trips into office romances. Also the character Platt was difficult for me to accept - a violent, hugely built and physical man but with almost unrivaled set of computer skills. There are better books in this series, in my opinion.
I like getting to know the characters a bit more and that is exactly what happens in this second book of the series. Although Net Force has a serious emergency where someone gets into bank computers, highly secure government systems, I felt that this was really more an in-depth look at the main players. Pretty fast-paced but still enough detail that you get inside their heads (bad guys and good guys). I am enjoying the series so far. Funny little detail: the year in these first two books is 2010 and the computer gadgetry they have isn't quite on the horizon for us yet. :)