|About the Book|
#FEAR conveys an image of near-future Britain, in which successive governments have shifted to the right, and welfare benefits and a free health service, no longer exist as they had done for generations before. In this world, schools are funded byMore#FEAR conveys an image of near-future Britain, in which successive governments have shifted to the right, and welfare benefits and a free health service, no longer exist as they had done for generations before. In this world, schools are funded by corporations, looking to indoctrinate young minds, poorer patients routinely die in their homes, unable to pay upfront for an ambulance to take them to hospital, and television channels, previously highly respected, are increasingly forced to put out programmes with a shock factor, to compete for ratings.With huge chunks of the sex industry now fully legalised, the government passes legislation forcing female benefit claimants to take work as licensed prostitutes, which has not only brought the unemployment figures down, it’s also brought economic recovery. Men who previously had not openly used these “adult services”, are spending more and more of their income on sex now, it’s positively encouraged by the government and media alike, with provocative adverts enticing men in. Sex is the new banking!The wealthy have never had it so good, but when a strange, meningitis-type virus starts sweeping through the country, appearing to be deadly only to rich, white individuals, with a compromised immune system, due to generations of first cousin marriage, there are suddenly deep concerns for the establishment. How will the ruling class maintain control?Grisly accounts of a millionaire banker’s final hours and violent death, bring terror to those at the top, as those beneath them, oppressed for generations, see a once in a lifetime opportunity to seize the reins of power.A young black blogger, finds himself teaming up with a radical journalist, a human rights postgraduate and an underground activist, to call for a new style of pro-social politics, but they are up against a growing movement of racists and bigots, using the catastrophe to tap into the public’s fear and uncertainty, seeing power as their rightful entitlement, now their former masters are in decline.Hope or hate? Which will the people choose?