Social Engineer: Brody Taylor #1

Ian Sutherland
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Whose side is he on? The drug company curing dementia or the animal rights activists protesting outside?

Brody Taylor exploits the weakest link in all computer systems. Humans. If he's hired to break into your network, he will target the weakest point. You.

The problem with always manipulating people is that even those closest to you don’t trust you.

And Brody’s just fallen for Melanie, a beautiful, zany animal rights activist. But she’s in love with the character he’s trapped himself in, not the real Brody, social engineer and computer hacker. Can Brody social engineer his way to the truth and save his relationship with Melanie?

A novella that introduces Brody Taylor in a thrilling standalone adventure. At 60 pages, SOCIAL ENGINEER can be read in under two hours.


What readers say about Social Engineer:

"My God, is no one safe nowadays? It is truly terrifying. Nicely written, excellent read." 

“It grabbed me at the beginning and didn't let go till the end. Overall a 'top book’!" 

"Really makes you think about what you post on Social Media!!" 

"Clever use of time shifts to differentiate between the two stories going on." 

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About the author

Ian Sutherland was brought up in the Outer Hebrides, idyllic remote islands off the west coast of Scotland. In an effort to escape the monotonous miles of heather, bracken and wild sheep, Ian read avidly, dreaming of one day arriving in a big city like London. And then, at the tender age of 12 he was unexpectedly uprooted to Peckham, an inner city suburb of South-East London. Ian quickly discovered that the real London was a damn sight more gritty and violent than the version in his books and shown on tv. Undeterred, Ian did what he did best, and buried his head in books, dreaming of other places to escape to. 

Roll forward some years, and Ian can still be found with his head in a book. Or, given that he enjoyed a successful career in the IT industry, an eBook Reader. And now, having travelled a fair bit of the globe in person and even more of it via the Internet, Ian lives with his wife and two daughters in a small idyllic village, surrounded by green fields, copses and the occasional sheep, yet located just outside of the London he finally came to love.

Here, he writes gritty, violent crime thrillers full of well-rounded characters, set in and around London and its suburbs. His stories also feature the online world that most of us jump into blindly each day, but Ian exposes its underbelly and dramatically illustrates how dangerous the internet can be for the unwary.


SOCIAL ENGINEER is a short introductory novella for the Deep Web Thriller Series and features Brody Taylor, an elite computer hacker helping a pharmaceutical company defend against a cyberattack from Chinese hackers. 

INVASION OF PRIVACY is the first full-length novel of the series, and pits Brody against a voyeuristic website impervious to all known hacking techniques and a vicious killer luring young women to their deaths.

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3.9
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Publisher
Ian Sutherland
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Published on
Aug 5, 2014
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Pages
71
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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