The Codex File
by Miles Etherton
Here’s an exciting British based novel of internet espionage, murder, psycho-manipulation and the fight for power when politics and big government get control of the free internet. I was initially put off a bit by the first chapter and the graphic murder scene, but as I read further, came to understand that the point needs to be made clearly that there are still people in our society who will do anything to hold complete power. The “Dark Side” of humanity has not gone away despite our cult of happiness.
Where better than Britain to set this novel? Nowhere! The country is already set up for governmental control of TV, radio and telecommunications, so why not add the Internet to the licensing agreements and go back to the kind of control they had when the BBC was the only British vector of information.
But what happens when big business egos and political power players join together to perfect a system where the competition can be eliminated by accessing the home computer regulation system, turn on the gas and wait for someone to flip on thelight switch. Accidents just seem to happen to anyone who gets in the way of the take-over. The masses can be kept happy massaging themselves with their movies, apps, and all the great things the internet can deliver to their sensual world.
Happily the fighters for the Free Internet have managed to survive as nameless, faceless fugitives as they go on the run and desperately work to thwart the final success of the full-on app that will make the whims of the diabolical leaders come to full reality. Fortunately they have a key file to the ultimate app, left in a lock box for Michael Robertson by his wife, horrifically mutilated and murdered by the man who will take full power in the Nazi-like world he envisions.
Who will win out? Michael is tormented by his wife Collette’s ghost in the form of the ANNA app that seems to follow him and bring on self-destructive impulses. The free internet patriots are down to their last hideout and have been sucked into a trap set through the government web. The malevolent net is beginning to close! Read it!