Deadly Invisible Enemies
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Evil Resurrection follows a hacker who uncovers a plot against world superpowers and in so doing puts himself in the crosshairs of dangerous people. What was the inspiration for the setup to this thrilling novel?
I originally started the story as a miniseries teleplay, but I realized that it had all the makings of a great techno-thriller novel series.
The story series evolved from an idea about how reliant the world has become on access to, and use of, technology. For me the big question is, “What do people really know about the power of the smartphone they are holding in their hands?” It is a powerful handheld computer—a device that is millions of times more powerful than all of NASA’s combined computing power used when NASA first landed a man on the moon.
In 1991 the world wide web went live. It was a non-event, except for large corporations. iPhones did not appear until 2007. World leaders and governments continue to struggle with the Internet and technology which has leapfrogged their ability to protect national security. The premise of the series is that we live in an uninformed world, lulled into a false sense of security that is “blindly” making the leap of faith, sharing and storing their deepest secrets in electronic vaults—available to anyone with tech savvy. Now add in a reality that the global cyber infrastructure security has not kept pace, with technology dating back to the 1970’s still in use. The internet had not even been contemplated.
Kevin is an interesting character that I enjoyed following. What were some sources that informed his character development?
Kevin is a composite of people I have met, both in work and personal settings. And as with all my writing, my personal life experiences also inform Kevin’s character. In that regard I have worked at the most senior levels of government and private organizations, leading a variety of job portfolios, including technology, access to information, threat assessment, strategic planning and policy development, for organizations engaged in a variety of business lines, including energy, infrastructure, computer networks and data centers… all of which inform my writing.
What were some goals you set for yourself as a writer with this book?
I wanted to tell an entertaining, on the edge of your chair, eerie story. I also wanted it to be a cautionary tale that informs public debate and educates people using smartphones, the internet and social media. Ideally, anyone who reads the Deadly Invisible Enemies series, will have a new or more informed respect for the limitations of their smartphone and the hairs on the back of their neck will rise when ever their smartphone rings, “CALLER UNKNOWN.” Or, a smartphone text message, “BIG D wants to be friends with you.”
This is book three in your Deadly Invisible Enemies series. What can readers expect in book four?
In Deadly Invisible Enemies: Truth About Evil (Book 4), as a secret organization with highly placed players plots to change the course of global history from cyberspace, the circle of people who know Kevin is alive widens. Some want his skill set, others want him dead. Kevin Albright’s search for the truth about what really happened to his family is taken to a new level, as Kevin learns who the real target was. The more Kevin digs, the more the mystery around the role played by various global business interests and government agencies deepens, with a growing list of evil forces masquerading as good.
The closer Kevin gets to keeping the promise he made to his wife—the closer he comes to dying.
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