Deadly Provocation: Provocative New Fiction Targets Mass Surveillance, Abuse of Power
Issues of date mining and surveillance come to a rolling boil for Jake Conley. Where obsessive power meets paranoia in a gripping new action/adventure thriller – Deadly Provocation.
Olathe, KS – The power of surveillance runs amok in a gripping new action/adventure thiller about paranoia, privilege and prying. Deadly Provocation: A Year of Domestic Surveillance is the debut novel from author T.F. Coleman, whose expertise in computer programming, data mining and data warehousing inform this compelling tale of intrigue.
When Jake Conley thwarts a deranged gunman at an L.A. theater, he finds himself thrust into the spotlight. Drawn by his sudden fame, a private surveillance consulting company recruits him as a public relations asset and field consultant to advise in the field of data mining, hidden cameras and drones. Jake is immersed in a world of intrigue, power and paranoia … and romance.
But all is not as it seems. Jake finds himself wrapped up with the beautiful Medalia Mendoza, daughter of one of the company’s biggest investors, and a woman whose mother went missing five years ago. Questions swirl about the company’s integrity and Conley’s own role in it, until he is faced with life-and-death decisions that affect everyone involved.
Written before names like Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks entered the American lexicon, Deadly Provocation is a timely and resonant look inside the practices of surveillance and data mining, and a chilling reminder of the dangers of abuses of power.
About the book: Deadly Provocation by T.F. Coleman ISBN: 978-1-4787-0341-9 Publisher: Outskirts Press Date of publish: November 2013 Pages: 227 S.R.P.: $12.95
About the author: T.F. Coleman is a world traveler, adventurer and author. He is also an expert computer programmer with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas, and 25 years’ experience in data warehousing and data mining, computer programming, database design and administration.