Book Review & Giveaway: Disruption by Chuck Barrett


There are two types of people: those who have been hacked and know it, and those who have been hacked and don’t know it.


Former Naval Intelligence Officer turned secret operative Jake Pendleton finds himself in a pulse-pounding race to stop a cyber-terrorist from releasing a string of the most heinous cyber-crimes the world has ever seen. Crimes that could render the world’s advanced technology useless.

Jake teams with his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, to track down their only lead, a white-hat hacker in Italy known only as The Jew. A man who might hold the key to stop a group of black-hat hackers from causing worldwide chaos—tag named Disruption.


After a search of the hacker’s flat in Rome turns up empty, Jake and Francesca follow the clues—a trail of dead bodies that leads them across Europe. Along the way, Jake discovers a possible link between recent hacks and a Malaysian airliner that mysteriously disappeared.

In the final adrenaline-charged moments before Disruption, Jake and Francesca find themselves in a high-voltage race to stop these cyber terrorists from unleashing destruction against their sworn mortal enemy.


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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the first book I’ve read in the Jake Pendleton series but it won’t be the last. It is an action-packed international thriller and once I started it, it wasn’t easy to put down. It was one of those “just one more chapter” books. Disruption uses many of today’s headlines and puts them together to make a scary story, one that could happen today. It’s about hackers and a cyber-terrorism plot of epic proportions. I know nothing about hacking but with what is going on in the world right now, the plot of Disruption seemed plausible to me, unfortunately. 

There are many characters in Disruption and I had a little trouble keeping all of them straight at the beginning. I like the main characters, Jake and Francesca, who are the best at what they do. They don’t have a lot of time to track down The Jew, who they believe is the key to stopping the big day of Disruption. They may be the best, but is that good enough in this case?

I like Chuck Barrett’s writing style. He makes the characters seem real and the descriptions of the places put you right there. 

I definitely recommend Disruption for anyone who likes international thrillers and I hope to read the rest of the Jake Pendleton series soon.



About the Author


chuck-barrettChuck Barrett is the bestselling author of the Award-Winning Jake Pendleton series—Breach of Power, The Toymaker, and The Savannah Project, as well as his latest award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series.


In addition to writing thrillers, Barrett speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups. Some of his topics include Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing based on his book—Publishing Unchained: An Off-Beat Guide To Independent Publishing—as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from ‘Idea’ to ‘Finished Manuscript,’ Mysteries & Thrillers: Fact or Fiction, and Adding the “What if” in Storytelling.
Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors. He and his wife, Debi currently reside in Colorado.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Disruption by Chuck Barrett

    • sleepygirl2 December 19, 2016 / 10:00 am

      You’re welcome. I look forward to reading more Jake Pendleton books when I have the time.


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