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BEHIND THE DIGITAL CURTAIN (techno-thriller, seeking representation)
The truth is for sale, and Bobby Beckett cashes the checks.
Bobby’s company specializes in digital media manipulation: modern day propaganda. Whether a petroleum company, a junior senator from Idaho, or a fledgling tech startup, Bobby’s armada of counterfeit news websites and fake social media accounts is ready to help their client deny the oil spill, micro-target internet advertisements to specific voting precincts, or boost their product to the front page of Reddit. For the right price, any narrative can be spun.
But while courting a new client--a dictator accused of war crimes--Bobby and his team are kidnapped and flown to a Central Asian country embroiled in civil war. Under the threat of torture and death, Bobby is forced to use all resources at his disposal to cover up the dictator’s use of chemical weapons while simultaneously slandering the rebels.
Trapped in a foreign land and cut off from all communication, Bobby must find a way to escape--or convince the United States to intervene in the conflict, the exact scenario his company’s propaganda has been working to avoid. As he desperately tries to save his colleagues and himself from a videotaped beheading, Bobby will learn that his actions have consequences reaching far beyond the code on his computer screen.
SPORE (techno-thriller, seeking representation)
John has tried everything to cure his severe insomnia--an endless stream of doctors, treatments, and multi-colored pills that fail to leaden his eyelids. When a series of mistakes at work finally result in his termination, John is suddenly unable to pay for his family’s basic needs--let alone his daughter’s chemotherapy.
So when he manages to sneak into an experimental sleep study promising to cure his ailment, while at the same time paying subjects for their time, it’s so convenient John never suspects a thing.
But the Skyline Facility, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and only accessible by helicopter, is suspiciously remote. Cell phones are banned for both the subjects and scientists, and strange antennae are mounted throughout the hallways and in the neighboring forest. Soon John and the other subjects suspect the series of physical and mental tests, as well as the swirling blue liquid injected into their veins each night, are not part of any legitimate treatment.
As the hidden motive for the experiments becomes clear, John’s concern shifts from his family’s well-being to his own horrific imprisonment. He must fight off the intrusive, foreign thoughts now swirling in his head to have any hope of escaping the facility--with or without his sanity intact.