Michael Byrnes - Author

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Michael Byrnes is the founder and CEO of a highly successful multi-million dollar insurance brokerage firm. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.

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Bounty

Bounty

Author: Michael Byrnes Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2016

Relentlessly suspenseful and disturbingly timely, Bounty summons a chilling vision of our Internet culture gone mad, where freedom, privacy, and the rule of law are demolished by a crisis of nightmare proportionsand the future of justice lies in the hands not of the bravest but the most brutal. When a notorious Wall Street vulture is executed in his high-rise office by a sniper's bullet, it's the kill shot heard around the world. Welcome to Bounty4Justice.com, a rogue website for vigilante assassins, where outraged citizens bid up bounties on corporate crooks and corrupt elites. As the number of targets soars, amateur bounty hunters and professional hit men compete to exterminate the condemned, ';proof-of-death' videos become Internet sensations, and the self-styled Robin Hood pulling the strings threatens to plunge the international community into anarchy. Along with other law enforcement agencies across the globe, the FBI and its agents on the caseled by Roman Novak and Rosemary Michaelsare desperately seeking a way to outmaneuver and overpower an all-but-invisible adversary with millions of dollars at its disposal and the ability to cripple the most sophisticated attackers with a keystroke. Following a black-hat hacker extraordinaire down a rabbit hole of firewalls, encryption, and unbreakable codes leads Novak and Michaels into the virtual underworld of the darkneta seemingly impenetrable haven for the illicit and illegal where Bounty4Justice's mastermind is almost certainly hiding. But just when the agents think they are close to breaching their quarry's digital fortress, they find themselves stalked by an army of cyber outlaws out for blood.Advance praise for Bounty ';[Michael] Byrnes fuses science fiction and espionage in this smart, near-futuristic dystopic thriller. . . . The action-packed story line is full of plot twists and explores such topical matters as cyberterrorism and hacktivism. Byrnes raises some serious questions about humankind's increasing dependence onand assimilation withthe digital world.'Publishers Weekly ';Vigilantism goes viral in this thriller about a website that pays bounties for the killing of unpunished child abusers, financial scammers, human rights violators, and other bad actors. . . . Charles Bronson's Death Wish meets the Internet.'Kirkus Reviews ';This is a grand-scale spin on the vigilante story. . . . Byrnes's vigilante offers a twist on the theme: he's mastered cyberspace to the point where he can outsource some of his to-do list, offering a cash reward on his website to anyone who will killthe crooked banker . . . and the weasel who bilked Medicare for $127 million. And he's just getting started.'BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.

Harvest of Greed

Harvest of Greed

Author: Michael Byrnes Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

Reggie Ballantyne is a firebug for the times. He's obsessively clever, full of strong convictions yet willing to sell his services for a song, he's an urban warrior and he specializes in inventive attacks on wheat and sugar cane fields. Australia's crazy weather is playing into his hands. It's baking hot and hasn't rained in prime farmlands for months. Young Reggie is caught by country cop Bruce Brown then freed on the instructions of police headquarters. They're too busy to bother. What a mistake. Then when big-city screen jockey Alix Kingston's telephone rings and he is also too busy to take the call, it takes him weeks of battling office politics to realize that he has turned his back on the biggest, life-saving story of his career. Kingston and Brown finally discover they have just the right mix of divergent self-needs to chase Reggie down. This leads Alix to the knock-out discovery that Chinese government officials are paying Reggie to fulfill his firebug dreams. China! The rising superstar of the world economy. What is it doing in grubby little firebug deals in Australia? Lawless Chinese business practices lead Alix on a treacherous chase through Hong Kong, Outback China and Taiwan. This reveals a world of ruthless Chinese capitalists, decked out in Ray-Ban sunglasses and Gucci suits, and ever-spreading concrete over land grabbed from peasants. Is China saving the world or eating it alive? Shimmering heatwaves from the Australian wheat arson attacks hang like a mirage over a new world where rampant lust for money meets the climate crisis and global food fears in battles across grains bowls and commodities markets. Alix faces the challenge of his life chasing answers in a crooked global game of greed which has the power to hit hard at virtually everyone in every corner of the world.

Harvest of Greed

Harvest of Greed

Author: Michael Byrnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2012

The Sacred Bones The page-turning thriller for fans of Dan Brown

The Sacred Bones The page-turning thriller for fans of Dan Brown

Author: Michael Byrnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2008

At the crossroads of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish faiths, a priceless artifact is stolen from a vault hidden beneath Jerusalem's Temple Mount. With high stakes on sacred ground, time is running out . . . The violent theft leaves thirteen Israeli soldiers and policemen dead, the Palestinians up in arms over the desecration of sacred grounds, and the tension between the two groups dangerously high. Jerusalem is a stick of dynamite and the fuse has been lit . . .Meanwhile, in Vatican city, American scientist Charlotte Hennesey and Italian anthropologist Giovanni Bersei have been secretly summoned to analyse a mysterious artefact: the bones of a two-thousand-year-old unidentified, crucified man. Charlotte starts to wonder - could these be the bones of Jesus Christ? With the malevolent eye of Vatican security expert Salvatore Conte watching her every move, Charlotte must work against the clock. She knows that if the mortal remains of Christ are indeed in the burial box, there is a question to face: will the Vatican allow this information - and Charlotte - to see the light of day . . . Fast-paced and intelligent, blending historical fact with persuasive fiction, The Sacred Bones is an addictively compelling thriller, perfect for fans of Dan Brown. Following a conspiracy stretching back to the days of the Templar Knights to the shifting alliances of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, The Sacred Bones calls into question many of modern religion's most deeply-held beliefs.

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