D.E.M.: Deus Ex Machina

ABOUT Lee Ness

Lee Ness
Lee Ness writes both fiction and non-fiction books and non-fiction articles. 
He has a historical fiction series set around the Olympics in Ancient Greece circa 440BC and a technological thriller  More...



The email pinged again. The attachment was a picture of the door to her flat. She reeled. Clasping her hand to her mouth as she retched again.
“It was never about the money, Rachel. It was always about you. I could use someone with your skills. I’ll be in touch. I know where you live. D.E.M.”

No good turn goes unpunished!

When Rachel is spurred to use her computing skills to find an abducted boy, she has no idea that it will bring her to the attention of an anonymous vigilante. Is the vigilante what he seems and what does he want with Rachel?

Rachel is coerced by the mysterious D.E.M. to carry out hacking on seemingly innocuous companies, helped by her friends Deborah, Cam and Cam’s ill-tempered boss, Dave.

As she gets drawn deeper into their world, she tries to find out more, only to put herself and her friends in grave danger.

When she finally realises that the mysterious D.E.M. isn’t a vigilante at all, Rachel is in a race against time to save her friends and prevent an escalation in the war between Israel and Palestine.

A long time ago, when I first started managing people, our HR Manager pulled me aside and gave me a piece of advice that not only have I never forgotten, but has proven true time and time again. "No good turn goes unpunished" Many years later, when I had finished the first of my Greek novels, I decided to write a short story based on that piece of advice. I wrote the story and ended it with a cliff hanger. The thing was, I engaged with the two characters so well, Rachel the protagonist and D.E.M. the mysterious vigilante, that I wanted to continue. This book came from that. The first chapter is the original short story that I wrote.

“This is a tremendous hacker novel that is written in terms that the average reader can understand.” – (5 Stars)

“More story than that would be difficult to condense into a novel of just over 300 pages” – (5 Stars)

“Excellent storyline – can’t wait for the sequel” – (5 Stars)

“This book grabs your attention from the first page. Intriguing, well crafted, easy to read and even funny at times!” – (5 Stars)