Monday, January 22, 2018

Sanctuary of Lies by Chad Bishop

Sanctuary of Lies
by Chad Bishop

GENRE: Thriller (domestic)


There are 4.7 billion searchable sites make up 10% of the web, the other 90% is dedicated to the "Dark web". Within that environment there is a thriving economy where everything is for sale: Sex, Armies and Code for hire. Well-known companies buy and sell for governments and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations). They appear as a benign legal boutique companies and consultants, but their true purpose is to be the middlemen/cyber lynchpin for these illicit goods and services.​

ISABELLA NUNEZ owns a computer firm in Brooklyn with her lover JACOB COSTA. Accepting her infertility they have a blue nose pit bull called Justice as their “child” and live simple lives as techy nerds. Isabella’s idyllic life is shattered when several days after her lover’s ex-wife, SIMONE JOHNS, reported death, Simone sends Jacob an email to come save their child, he didn’t know they had.


AUCTIONEER:  Ladies and Gentlemen  welcome to Sanctuary. The first item up for auction is the latest software from Safe Haven, houdini.  As you know, whoever controls the skies can effectively hold a country hostage within its own borders. Houdini accomplishes that goal.  Planes go through five phases: The tower gets them to the runway, at that time the plane is visible to those directing the plane at the airport. It’s then handed off  to the nearest Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities or “TRACON” for those of you who are familiar with this process and goes into phase two. In phase two, TRACON can’t see the plane. As the name suggests it’s directing the plane via radar screens. Once the plane gets off the ground and is on the flight path it goes into phase three and handed off to center. Center gets the plane within range of the receiving  TRACON and when TRACON accepts the hand off phase four begins. The receiving TRACON hands it off to receiving Tower and that is the final phase.

Houdini should be used during phase two or phase four for maximum effect. We’ve arranged a demonstration during phase four so you can see Houdini in action.  If you will look at the screens located in the front  and the back of the room we’ll begin.

Today was Marcus’ birthday and he would kill 416 people before lunch.

Marcus swiped his picture id over the white card reader on the wall. He looked at the picture and smiled at his wide grin and short buzz cut.  The day he got this job he’d gone to a barber and asked him for a sharp look.  The barber was an ex-marine and he delivered the cut of a  “real man”. His birthday always made him reminisce over his life.



This is a fast-moving, suspenseful, action-intensive read that kept me riveted from beginning to end.  It has an unusual plot and is told through multiple viewpoints.  The book also jumps around in time so that the whole story unfolds in short, intense sequences. 

Sometimes I found the jumping time lines and different perspectives a bit overwhelming or confusing, but I’d soon catch up again with a clearer understanding of the plot direction.  The twists and turns and double crosses kept me guessing and intrigued. By the end, I felt that the time invested in reading the story was well-spent: I was left feeling utterly satisfied.

Reviewed by Laurie-J

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Being a child of divorce, I have experienced both sides of the American Family. I understand there is a loss to the family unit that no longer has a father in it.  In the face of that loss, I discovered a woman can rise to the occasion and not replace a man but offer her own strength, moral compass and guidance. In this environment a child can grow up feeling loved, accepted and ultimately successful in life.

Those experiences in my formative years have made me more aware of the women around me and the daily feats of resourcefulness and ingenuity that goes unnoticed and unacknowledged by society. My stories highlight societal issues and the ever-changing challenges women face that I've observed during my life.

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