I'm happy to report that the launch of my second cybersecurity thriller, titled The Lafayette Campaign, a Tale of Deception and Elections, of off to a great start in a couple of ways. First, and most eerily, the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential campaign polls is straight out of the plot (how do I keep doing this?) And second, the first reviews are coming in every bit as favorably as I could have hoped. Below are some shortened versions that will give you an idea what the book is about, and what people think of it.
By Andrew Oliver on July 7, 2015
Those of us fortunate to read The Alexandria Project have been anxiously waiting to see where Frank will go next. Now we know: the forthcoming US Presidential Election. This book, like the first, is extremely well-written, timely, witty .... and scary. Could it happen? The theme of The Alexandria Project seemed unlikely...until it happened. Read The Lafayette Campaign to find out what may happen in 2016!
Wonderful Vacation Entertainment! (Five Stars)
By Marcus Case on July 29, 2015
This is the second of Updegrove's superb technothrillers to come my way and I'm already waiting in line for the third. In 'The Lafayette Campaign' he brings his expert knowledge of cybersecurity to bear in the political field and offers his readers a terrific read that not only rivals but also complements his previous book, 'The Alexandria Project'. I felt 'The Lafayette Campaign' works at a gentler pace than its predecessor, bringing new dimensions to the narrative and enabling Updegrove's accomplished pen to cast its spell in different and fascinating ways....'The Lafayette Campaign' is a substantial read with some great characterisation, memorable atmospheric scenes and enough twists and turns to make you giddy....Wonderful vacation entertainment!
The sequel to The Alexandria Project
Just $2.99 at Amazon
By Ralph A Rodriguez on July 8, 2015
This time around, he takes advantage of the upcoming Presidential Election to show how easily a cyber-security disaster of a different type could unfold. The Lafayette Campaign unspools a masterful plot of deceit, creativity, sexual manipulation and coverup to ensure that you won't be able to stop reading, all the while wondering if PAC money diverted and spent on cyber hacking could steal an election from the American people. Read The Lafayette Campaign to see why a Stuxnet like attack against American voters isn't so far fetched in 2016...