Roundfire Books to Release THE CAUSE by Roderick Vincent, 11/26
The second American Revolution will be a fire lit from an internal spark. The Cause is a dystopian thriller taking many topical issues to the next logical level.
Publishing 28 November 2014 by Roundfire Books (imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd), The Cause, by Roderick Vincent.
The year is 2022. America is of economic and social collapse. The government has made individual freedom its enemy. African American hacker Isse Corvus enters a black-ops training camp. He discovers the leaders are revolutionaries seeking to return the U.S. back to its Constitutional roots. Soon the camp fractures. Who is traitor? Who is patriot? Corvus learns that if he doesn't join The Cause and help them hack the NSA's servers, it could mean his life. If he joins, he becomes part of a conspiracy to overthrow America's financial oligarchy.
NSA Director Titus Montgomery is building a system to pacify America's instigators. He is told by the President rule of law must be maintained at all costs. What happens when martial law meets revolution?
The Cause is a dystopian thriller taking many topical issues to the next logical level. The dense web of the NSA's previous generation's surveillance system has been supplanted by a new, more ruthless one. Robotic warfare, drones, quantum computers, Anonymous, the NSA, and a cast of conniving characters, this novel takes you on a manifest journey on how a new revolution could be born.
In The Cause, Vincent extrapolates our current social and political milieu into a smart, muscular dystopian thriller set in the not-too-distant future, with prose that cracks like lightning and reads just as fast. Robert Barclay, author of Melal.
It's epic, ambitious, powerful and inventive with big themes of liberty, oppression, resistance and revolution. There's a topicality that is very relevant--the corruption of government and bankers, state surveillance, the violation of privacy, the all-pervading manipulation of the Internet, the data entrapped world we live in, the questions of patriotism and just cause, the legitimate means of resistance and rebellion. There's a seriousness that isn't undermined by the ballsy action sequences or the sheer entertainment of fights, skirmishes, hijacks, and the visceral horror of the survivalist scenes at The Abattoir. Martin Fletcher, former editor of Douglas Coupland (author of Generation X)
Author: Roderick Vincent is the author of The Cause, book one in the Minutemen series. He has lived in the United States, England, and the Marshall Islands.