First book in upcoming trilogy follows one woman as she forms a hacker clan to go against a tech giant

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Deb Radcliff announces publication of ‘Breaking Backbones: Information is Power’

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Tech is even more powerful than most people realize and not everything you see or read in cyber is real

In Deb Radcliff’s new cyberthriller “Breaking Backbones: Information is Power: Book I of the Hacker Trilogy” (published by Archway Publishing) a hacker war 17 years in the making erupts after GlobeCom takes over the world through human chip implants.

Cyberinvestigator Cindy Frank (aka Cy) refuses to take a chip implant and leaves her job at the Defense Forensics Labs to go off-grid and form a hacker clan. It takes the hackers nearly two decades to form and execute an attack against GlobeCom, which has taken over the world through human chip implants. While the freedom hackers succeed in breaking the GlobeCom backbone, Cy is gravely injured and her husband Des is killed in the attack. She must rebuild her body while steering the hacker clans away from new danger awaiting them at the Watergate — that could destroy almost everyone she holds dear.

“Tech is even more powerful than most people realize and not everything you see or read in cyber is real,” Radcliff says. “When you put those two concepts together, there is a propensity for abuse on many levels.”

“Breaking Backbones: Information is Power” is available for purchase online at Archway’s website, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:

“Breaking Backbones: Information is Power”
By Deb Radcliff
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 194 pages | ISBN 9781665701099
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 194 pages | ISBN 9781665701082
E-Book | 194 pages | ISBN 9781665701105
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Deb Radcliff started out in the mid 1990’s as the first investigative journalist to make cybercrime a beat. She has since been embedded in the hacker and law enforcement communities learning their techniques, lifestyles and philosophies that make them unique. Her articles are cited in numerous research papers and college textbooks. She’s won two Neal Awards for investigative reporting and was runner up for a third Neal Award. She’s been on-site at most federal agencies fighting cybercrime today. And she’s spoken at West Point, at various computing and hacking conferences around the world, on radio and various online venues. More information is available at:

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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