With real people as characters and many true events. Seasoned with facts on IT-Security and electric vehicles.
FOR ROOKIES, SPYING IS A DANGEROUS GAME
The Board for Industrial Research and Development has been shaping major political decisions since 1929. You haven’t heard of them because no-one has. They’re efficient, discreet and ultra-professional. Working under the guise of a multi-faceted consultancy firm. But a new threat to their customers means all that could be about to change. After much deliberation, a decision has been made.
A new technology is to be tested in an extensive field trial, and the electric car expedition WAVE offers the perfect cover. Naturally, BIRD has no desire to see it succeed. The usual countermeasures are taken and a team is dispatched. The mission is to be low-key, no more than a routine training exercise: an opportunity for BIRD to blood the next generation of field operatives. There is, it seems, little that can go wrong.
But the new recruits are young and impulsive; quick to act when caution should be the name of the game. One bad decision leads to another, and soon the mission is spiraling out of control. What BIRD doesn’t know is that there is another elite force on the scene, a crack unit sent by security agency DISECUPRO to protect the technology and its engineer.
Suddenly, all eyes are on WAVE.
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NOT JUST A SPY NOVEL
It is the unusual combination of a fictional story and facts and true events which happened during the world’s largest electric vehicle rallye WAVE 2013, and characters whose role models are dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts taken from real life.
The adventure lets you share the thrill of young spies who are recruited by a ruthlessly led secret organisation, and manipulated shamelessly. At the same time the story takes you on a virtual trip to fascinating locations and beautiful landscapes that were visited during the rallye.
A special delicacy, if you will, is that through the eyes of the spy characters, you can take a clandestine peek at how today’s intelligence agencies like NSA or GCHQ operate while gathering information, or which methods cyber criminals use.
Facts on electric mobility found their way into the story as well. When they wrote the book the authors did not know that the emission scandal – the Dieselgate – was already looming on the horizon. Therefore it is even more remarkable that the authors provided answers to the question why manipulation is chosen over progress.
A very special electric car acts as role model for the object of desire. Deliberately no vehicle by Tesla Motors was chosen. Nevertheless it is real and, in October 2014, its developers set a new world record for driving purely electric for more than 726km without charging while climbing some 5000 meters in elevation.
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First edition published in August 2014. Available as Perfect Paperback (ISBN 978-3-942358-43-9) and eBook. Complimentary copies for book reviewers, bloggers and experts are available. Please use the contact form for enquiries.