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.
Complete at 109,000 words, BEHIND THE DIGITAL CURTAIN is a techno-thriller that's like an episode of The West Wing was kidnapped by Michael Crichton. My 14 years of experience as a Systems Administrator managing and manipulating 24,000 computers for a Fortune 150 company gave me a unique perspective to write this story.