In less than two weeks, BURN IN: A NOVEL OF THE REAL ROBOTIC REVOLUTION, goes on sale. It’s been five years since GHOST FLEET came out and deepened my commitment to using narratives to explore the future of conflict. Using what I’ve learned since, this is a new kind of novel, not only for me and my co-writer PW Singer but for the thriller genre… and yes, it has endnotes. No question this is a challenging time for all of the publishing industry, and we are doing what we can to support our local bookstores, as well as fellow writers. Nonetheless, we believe BURN IN is even more timely because of this pandemic and the social, political, and security issues it raises.
AN FBI AGENT HUNTS A NEW KIND OF TERRORIST THROUGH A WASHINGTON, DC, OF THE FUTURE IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK — AT ONCE A GRIPPING TECHNO-THRILLER AND FACT-BASED TOUR OF TOMORROW.
America is on the brink of a revolution, one both technological and political. The science fiction of AI and robotics has finally come true, but millions are angry and fearful that the future has left them behind. After narrowly stopping a bombing at Washington’s Union Station, FBI Special Agent Lara Keegan receives a new assignment: to fieldtest an advanced police robot. As a series of shocking catastrophes unfold, the two find them – selves investigating a conspiracy whose master – mind is using cutting-edge tech to rip the nation apart. To stop this new breed of terrorist, their only hope is to forge a new type of partnership.
Burn-In is especially chilling because it is something more than a pulse-pounding read: every tech, trend, and scene is drawn from real-world research on the ways that our politics, economy, and even family lives will soon be transformed.
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