Citizen Zero (2017)

Sometimes even a pawn can hold the balance of power…

JobNet was supposed to usher in a better lifCitizen Zeroe for unemployed David Mills; instead he’s plunged into a bitter struggle to survive when he is caught in the midst of a political conspiracy that pushes Britain to the brink of chaos…

Citizen Zero is a gripping science fiction thriller in the dystopian tradition. The novel presents a chilling vision of a future born in an age of austerity and political uncertainty, where AI has devastated jobs, and what is left of the Welfare State has become an integral component of an unforgiving surveillance state.

“It’s like Philip K Dick wrote The Matrix!” Craig Hallam, Author of Greaveburn


“Those people are no-hopers.”

 “And what does that make me?”

In a bitterly divided nation where security trumps civil liberty, unemployed David is on the verge of sinking into the ‘Zeros’ – a destitute underclass numbering millions. But then JobNet’s advanced virtual reality world offers him a gateway to a worthwhile future, and a chance to rejoin society.

But David is an unwitting pawn in a deadly conspiracy to topple the Government: he’s the ideal carrier for an intelligent virus designed to shatter the system and set the Zeros free.

When the virus activates, chaos ensues and the Zeros rise. David is left trapped inside a corrupted reality. If it doesn’t shatter his sanity, the secret he finds there will change everything…

Sometimes even a pawn can hold the balance of power.


Citizen Zero

Page Count: 482 (Paperback)

Inspired Quill, 2017

Paperback Price: £9.99 | eBook Price: £3.49

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-908600-51-6 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-908600-52-3


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