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Christopher Farnsworth is a journalist and screenwriter and the author of six novels, including the President's Vampire trilogy. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughters.

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"Brilliant...intelligence and knuckle-biting suspense. Many will want to read this novel in one sitting." -- Publishers Weekly"This is another entertaining performance by Farnsworth, who brings an edgey sense of humor to the proceedings." -- Kirkus"The main elements of Farnsworth's brilliant second thriller featuring the man known as John Smith would individually be enough to sustain interest; the combination of a telepathic lead and a terrifyingly plausible effort to use the Internet for social manipulation produces intelligent and knuckle-biting suspense . . . Farnsworth credibly ups the ante for his hero and makes accepting his paranormal abilities easy. Many will want to read this novel in one sitting." -- Publishers Weekly, *starred* boxed review"Farnsworth . . . is a genuinely gifted storyteller, able to take a fantastic premise and build onto it a story that feels not just plausible but completely natural . . . A fine genre-bender." -- BooklistFarnsworth has a definite knack for taking something relatively esoteric, combining it with something just a little the other side of ordinary, and winding up with something totally possible and incredibly readable.Character development is quite strong in the book as well. However, what I liked most about Flashmob is its premise.The book shows the tremendous power rapid advances in modern technology such as social networking and the "Internet of Things" have in our lives and how they can be turned against us by evil persons. The book is a dire warning to our society, a stark reminder that we must use modern technology with great responsibility, especially with all the advancements that happen almost daily." -- Reviewing the Evidence"Flashmob is even more suspenseful than its predecessor, Killfile. Farnsworth writes in first-person in the present tense, which greatly adds to the suspense. This technique allows the reader to immerse themselves into the plot and closely follow the action." -- San Francisco Book Review"[In] Christopher Farnsworth's clever new international thriller . . . it's Smith's amazing strength that profoundly weakens him at times. [This] offers a very original twist in a creepy tale about stalking, social media madness, celebrity, the Dark Net, privacy in the digital age, Internet cruelty, cyber crime, and mob psychosis . . . . deft story-telling and the explosive finale which made me think of master thriller writer Joseph Finder. Flashmob is truly disturbing. It's one thing to worry about computer programs that can perform highly intrusive surveillance on you, it's another to think of people who can insidiously do the exact same thing mentally while drinking a cappuccino just a few tables away from you at Starbucks." -- Huffington Post

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