Wednesday, January 9, 2019

#GuestPost NO SAFE PLACE by @SherriShackelford #Giveaway w/ @PrismBookTours

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

No Safe Place
By Sherri Shackelford
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Love Inspired Suspense

He lives by the law.

She’s running for her life.

After forensic accountant Beth Greenwood uncovers a money-laundering scheme tying her company to the organization that murdered her mentor, she knows she needs to go into hiding. With ruthless killers in pursuit, she’s forced to rely on homeland security agent Corbin Ross’s protection—even as his investigation suggests Beth is complicit in embezzlement. Can their uneasy alliance develop into something deeper—and keep them alive?

Please welcome Sherri Shackelford to Colorimetry!
Homeland Security 
The details are sketchy, and the government has been tight-lipped, but various reports have concluded that the worst cyberattack in US history started in a cybercafe in Afghanistan. An American Pentagon worker (presumably), using the internet services of a foreign cafĂ©, picked up a ‘cyber worm’ on his computer. He then transferred data from the infected computer to a thumb drive. The virus hitched a ride. When that same thumb drive was plugged into the Pentagon computer system, the worm went wild. 
Again, we don’t know the extent of the breach, but it’s believed the code spread undetected through classified systems, establishing a ‘beachhead’ from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control. A simple little thumb drive caused (an estimated) billions of dollars of damage in man hours and additional security measures. Not to mention the compromise to the American intelligence community. 
According to the Homeland Security website: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) cyber mission contributes to enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the internet. (There are a whole bunch of other words outlining how they plan on doing this, but you get the gist.) 
Think for a moment what would happen if the electrical grid in your community went down indefinitely. Say, for example, that in Florida, the grid went down on the hottest day of summer—in Nebraska, the middle of December. According to Homeland Security, Russia has already conducted a multi-stage effort to target critical infrastructure. 
For hostile foreign powers, creating chaos isn’t the end game, it’s only the beginning. When nations are focused inward on chaos, foreign powers can act unchecked. 
For my latest book, I took a teeny-tiny little bit of artistic license and imagined my hero as working for the cyber division of Homeland Security when he discovers a money laundering scheme supporting a terrorist organization through foreign banks. He’s attempting to track the American connection to the terrorist cell when he stumbles upon my heroine. Danger and romance ensue in equal measures! 
The cyber world is incredibly vulnerable, as we’ve seen over and over again on the news. Have you ever been involved in a data breach where your online information was stolen – and were there any consequences for you?

About the Author

A former naval reservist with a top-secret security clearance, Sherri writes rapid-fire suspense featuring captivating characters and heart-pounding romance. She's authored more than a dozen novels for Harper Collins publishing, including both historical and contemporary suspense.

Tour Schedule

January 7th:
The Power of Words
Splashes of Joy
January 8th:
Hearts & Scribbles
Jorie Loves A Story
January 9th:
Rockin' Book Reviews
January 10th:
Simply Kelina
Labor Not in Vain
By The Book
January 11th:
The Barefoot Reader
Heidi Reads...
January 14th:
Faithfully Bookish
Locks, Hooks and Books
Among the Reads
January 15th:
Book by Book
The Becca Files
January 16th:
Wishful Endings
Author Loraine D. Nunley
January 17th:
Tell Tale Book Reviews
Harlie's Books
Two Girls and a Book
January 18th:
Min Reads and Reviews
January 19th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will win "A Little Bit More Romance Box," which includes the following items in a Decorative Box (pictured):
- Romance Bubble Bath
- Classic Cover Harlequin Notebook
- Collectible Addition Book of Romance Poems
- Romance Bath Bomb
- Scented Candle
- Fuzzy Socks
- Books: No Safe Place and His Substitute Mail-Order Bride by Sherri Shackelford, and Undercover Memories by Lenora Worth

US only
Ends January 23, 2019

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