"Eisler's expert knowledge of spy craft and hand-to-hand combat combine with his ultra-deep distrust of government intelligence to propel this suspenseful yarn into the front ranks of paranoid thrillers."
—Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)
"Piercingly plausible...will have readers perched on the edge of their seats from page one. Beyond being exciting and entertaining, the book serves as a profoundly disturbing cautionary tale."
—San Jose Mercury News
"More than just a page-turner, the book is clearly inspired by the Snowden revelations, and not only does it have tons of little Easter Eggs for people who have followed the surveillance debate, but it also includes at the end details of how many of the 'crazy' and outlandish spy programs and tactics described in the book are actually happening today..."
"Eisler's CIA background serves him well in this political thriller that ratchets tension up so high that it may increase your blood pressure. The plot is made even more chilling when you realize many facets of the book are based on current events."
—Romantic Times (Top Pick)
"An engaging tale about a serious issue. Read it and squirm."
"One of the best books I've read on what goes on at the NSA. The buildup of the plot and the various scenes throughout keeps you connected. A must-read book!"
—Night Owl Reviews
"When Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove was having its run, service people left the theater muttering, 'That wasn't a satire. That's what they're like.' So it is with Eisler's fine thriller..."
—Booklist (starred review)
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.
Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash.
But when Evelyn discovers the existence of an NSA program code-named God's Eye, and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistleblowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins: Delgado, a sadistic bomb maker and hacker; and Manus, a damaged giant of a man who until now has cared for nothing beyond protecting the director.
Within an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming, a global war is being fought—a war between those desperate to keep the state's darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them. A war that Evelyn will need all her espionage training and savvy to survive. A war in which the director has the ultimate informational advantage: The God's Eye View.Listen to an excerpt from The God's Eye View: