Suddenly, Sidney's life becomes an Orwellian nightmare when his cover is blown by an online cult that wants to recruit him, and the FBI, which wants him to be a double agent. Sidney is caught between the two powerful camps vying for control of the cyber profiles of every citizen in the world—their personal data, preferences, contacts—everything. When he grows close to a cult member deeply dedicated to the group's WikiLeaks-type mission and infiltrates the very heart of the US government's surveillance complex at the National Security Agency (NSA), Sidney finds himself at the core of the ongoing struggle between data mining and data privacy, computer encryption and open code, the PATRIOT Act and the Fourth Amendment, national security and individual freedom.
As Sidney maneuvers between the anarchist agenda of the Dark Web cyber cult and the mechanisms of the Big Brother police state, he must answer for himself the fundamental questions of the Digital Age:
Is privacy dead? Are we doomed to a real-life 1984? Or is there a way to freedom?
Frank Miniter is an author and investigative journalist. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide—Recovering the Lost Art of Manhood. His other books include This Will Make a Man Out of You and Saving the Bill of Rights. Miniter is a contributor to Forbes and writes for publications from National Review to America's 1st Freedom.