A Plague Of Dissent is a fast-paced thriller, bursting with political intrigue and corruption. It paints a picture of the UK, where media companies hack into personal communications at will in search of their next headline. Of politicians lining their pockets with falsified expense claims, and crooked practices operating within the police force. Where government contracts can be bought and sold by those that have the Prime Minister's ear, and where banks and corporations make millions at the expense of the man in the street. It is a story of greed and corruption; where riots and civil unrest are turning the country upside down, and a small group of men who are attempting to use this spreading anarchy to further their own agendas. Into this nightmare scenario are dragged a young man Adam, his girlfriend Isobel and his brother Dan, a professional rugby player and England wing forward. They are pursued by faceless men who believe they are party to information that could compromise their mission. They have two choices: to run, or to turn and fight for their lives. Author's excerpt from A Plague Of Dissent: Over the past hour, her thoughts gradually turned from fear to the desperate need to escape. Weighing her options, he paced her small living room in an attempt to calm her thoughts. The front door was out of the question. She could climb out of her bathroom window, sneak out through the rear garden of the apartment below and into the back lane, and then get to her car before it got light. That was her best option. No, it was her only option. Dawn was an hour away, and she was nearly out of time. It was now or never. She had to make a decision.
|Release Date||Jul 31, 2013 (US)|
|Author(s)||Iain M. Banks|
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