In Plain Sight, Greg Gardner

Espionage & Conspiracy, Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

FBI Special Agent Jon Wells, a former US Army Intelligence Officer, who spent a career bringing down Islamic terrorists across the globe, is now in Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali community in America. Tensions rise when a Somali informant is brutally murdered, and nascent discoveries of Chinese cyber-espionage point to Minneapolis. Over-dependence on computers is the Achilles’ heel of modern business, and Wells uncovers a network of ISIS-inspired Somali gangs, bogus companies, and the Chinese cyber Army, who are probing America’s defenses in the first skirmishes of an electronic war.  

Author Greg Gardner, a former naval officer with deep knowledge of military strategy and cyber warfare, brings home the reality of future dangers in this international thriller, which spans Germany, France, and China. In Plain Sight suggests that the US is at war and will be for the foreseeable future and that a skillful enemy can attack from within, and may seek to destroy America without using conventional weaponry. 

In Plain Sight is an important and crucial read for anybody that is interested in the news today, the current affairs and the tension that exists between western and eastern culture. It may be a fictional story but there are a lot of truths written throughout this novel that will give the reader great insight into the problems that we face in the world today. Here is a little bit more about this enchanting, brilliant novel.

In Plain Sight follows the protagonist of the novel Jon Wells. Jon is an FBI agent and sadly he recently lost a dear friend named Dom to a suspicious hit and run. Dom was a man who worked at one of the many data centres we have in the world today and he has served major corporations and conglomerates in many industries throughout the world and before his death, he was panicked and frantic and wanted to meet Jon to discuss something extremely important and disturbing but of course this meeting did not happen. As the novel progresses the reader learns about how the worlds population dependence on technology and computers can be a real problem especially when such technology starts to be attacked. As Jon investigates the crimes which have happened in the novel he soon discovers the dark web and also discovers Somali gangs, shell companies and even a Chinese Army that has the potential to probe and destroy America and this is the premise of this fascinating, intriguing story.

The story of In Plain Sight is an important and exciting one, it is a believable high tech thriller which combines many fascinating elements such as Chinese economic espionage, ISIS and their global warfare, terrorist recruitment, and much-strained tensions between military law enforcement from all across the world and our author Greg Gardner has managed to weave all of these plots avenues perfectly and beautifully.

Greg Gardner, the author of the novel has written a well thought out, cyber-thriller that will shock and intrigue you from the very first page. As a woman who does not know much about technology and the dangers of cyber hacking this novel was really insightful and very interesting to me as it showed me how hackers really could have the potential to disrupt and even destroy our lives if they wished to do so. The novel itself is full of plenty of action and never once does this tension let up, the tension combined with the strong characters make it a memorable read that I will not forget for a long time.

Gardner I recently learned was a former naval officer so of course, he has great knowledge and insight of military battles and the strategy which comes along with them as well as many other things such as cyber warfare, which is a new but very apparent and real threat we face in the world today. I adored how the author has so much knowledge on the subjects explored in this novel as it made the novel even more believable. He not only has created an entertaining read but he has also made a convincing argument about the foreseeable future and what could happen with the Chinese and the Americans.

To summarise my thoughts on this exceptionally brilliant thriller I would say if you are looking for a thrilling, exciting, unpredictable novel all about cyber warfare then you will adore reading this! This wonderful novel gets Five Stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! Please do comment below and let me know your thoughts about this wonderful novel, do you see yourself reading it? Let me know below! Thank you so much for reading I really appreciate it!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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Love your website and love this review. Will be buying this book asap.

Greg Gardner

Hope you enjoy it!!!

J.R. Handley

Go Army!! 💪🏻👍🏻💪🏻

J.R. Handley

Go Amry 👍🏻💪🏻


Go Marines! Damn I love the armed forces lol. I blame my husband for turning me into a true American patriotic even though I’m British lol.

J.R. Handley

LOL, it’s okay! We like the Brit’s too! I mean, they gave the world REGIMENTS OF FOOT!! Now, if we could get a regiment of arms to pair it with…..

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