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The Dark Net (Digital Audiobook)

By Benjamin Percy, David Chandler (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 31, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/12/2018)

August 2017 Indie Next List

“In The Dark Net, Benjamin Percy's best work yet, the author takes the poorly understood underbelly of the Internet and brings it to terrifying life in Portland, Oregon, in a tale complete with hipsters and homeless people, supernatural beings, hardcore geeks, a journalist, and a blind 12-year-old girl. As a former resident of Portland and a technologist, I was particularly impressed with Percy's nuanced portrayal of downtown Portland and its landmarks, including Powell's Books. Percy does a masterful job of making the Internet scary in a thriller that feels like a combination of American Gods and the Stephen King books I tore through as a teenager. Highly recommended.”
— Nathan White, Content Bookstore, Northfield, MN
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Winter 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List

“This riveting supernatural tale is set in Portland, Oregon, and in the hellish world of the virtual dark places of the Internet. Percy makes Portland a truly creepy place and I will never again feel comfortable in Powell’s after closing. Plus, the book’s intrepid band of demon fighters includes a heroic German shepherd named Hemingway. Irresistible!”
— Kathi Kirby, Powell's Books, Portland, OR
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Description

Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy's terrifying new horror novel 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. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real world unless they 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. A technophobic journalist named Lela 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.