Proximity: A gripping near future crime thriller - iMe Series (Paperback)Jem Tugwell (author)
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'A vision of the future that both chills and entertains.' -Sunday Express
Proximity - The People's Book Prize Finalist 2019-2020
If the police always know where I am, how do I kill you?
Ten years of embedded technology - 'iMe' - has led to complete control and the eradication of crime. You can't get away with anything, least of all kidnapping or murder.
Then the impossible happens. A body is found, and the killer is untraceable.
DI Clive Lussac, without the technology he has come to rely on, must remember his old time detective skills if he and his young partner DC Zoe Jordan are to track the killer down before time runs out for the next victim...
'Proximity is inspired by the fascinating possibilities of technology, AI and the law of unintended consequences. From my own experience, technologists are often amazed or horrified about the other uses that people imagine for their products. Clive and Zoe's world might be closer than we think, but is it heaven or hell? How do we decide the perfect balance of free will and greater good?' -Jem Tugwell
The iMe series are fast paced crime thrillers set in an eerily believable near future world -think Roy Grace meets Black Mirror.
Book 1 - Proximity
Book 2 - No Signal
Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Perfect for fans of the Black Mirror TV series.
Publisher: Serpentine Books
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'Fast-paced and riveting plot that twists and teases with the high stakes and flashes of violence that electrify the genre.'-- Burt Peterson * SciFiNow *
'A vision of the future that both chills and entertains.' Sunday Express Magazine-- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express Magazine *
'Tugwell brings to life his exhilarating and provocative debut crime thriller with a twist.' The Malestrom, 4 of the Best Beach Reads: Summer 2019-- 4 of the Best Beach Reads: Summer 2019 * The Malestrom *
'An ingenious and highly plausible look at crime in a future with 100% surveillance.' Claire McGowan, Best selling author-- Claire McGowan, Best selling author
'Very topical, terrifying, perfect concept for a crime novel' Stav Sherez, Award winning author-- Stav Sherez, Award winning author
'Darkly twisted crime novel in a future that seems to grow closer every day. Fantastically imaginative and gripping.' Angela Clarke, Sunday Times bestselling author-- Angela Clarke, Sunday Times bestselling author
'It's explosive.. belongs more to the speculative fiction genre and may even become as prophetic as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale.' -NB Magazine
'I finished the book with a prayer that I will never see something like iMe in my lifetime - the idea is just too terrifying' -Breakaway Reviewers
'the storyline is brilliant!' -EmmabBooks
'fast-paced, imaginative and could easily be featured as the next episode of "Black Mirror"' -What Rebecca's Read
'clever, thought-provoking and riveting technothriller with brilliant world building. It's about power, technology control vs liberty, freedom vs safety and security, and impact of technology on life and world. Highly recommend to fans of dystopia and sci-fi books.' -Books Teacup and Reviews
'A great police procedural in a futuristic, slightly dystopian world.' -Bookoholic
'Great characters and an excellent plot interwoven into a real page turner!
'a creative idea expertly executed in a fast paced thriller you won't be able to put down!'
'Chilling near future World meets the perfect crime'
'Big Brother on steroids'
'a really enjoyable and timely near future dystopian novel'
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