The Cassandra Trigger
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 25, 2016)
Kindle: 783 KB
Publication Date: (August 24, 2016)
Available on Amazon
SF Thriller by a Notable Libertarian
This dystopian science fiction thriller is by a Libertarian with capital L - Adrian Wyllie, who ran as the 2014 Libertarian candidate for governor in Florida and actually got a record number of votes. He is also a talk show host, an investigative journalist and privacy rights activist. And now a novelist. I guess some people are just high energy. I wish I had their secret.
Here is the blurb, which sounds pretty exciting:
In 2028, a working-class family of four struggles to survive after an economic collapse cripples our nation. Hopelessness, hunger and fear grips ordinary Americans, as an increasingly totalitarian government uses biometric surveillance and brutal enforcement to retain power and crush dissent.
The family’s small act of civil disobedience quickly evolves into a terrifying and violent encounter with federal agents, forcing them to leave everything behind and run for their lives. Desperately trying to evade the technology of tyranny, they are sheltered by compassionate strangers who are willing to risk everything to help them.
When their paths cross with a group of revolutionary computer hackers, they unknowingly become the catalyst for a long-simmering insurgency, which holds their fate…and the fate of our nation…in the balance.
Reviewed by VM on September 15, 2016