Is he a traitor, or a hero? A government spy, or a hacker? A journalist? A thief? A whistleblower? He is the World's most wanted.
He has published online a trove of highly coveted secrets of the mighty and the powerful, exposing lies, corruption, and abuses of power. WikiJustice takes the world by storm. The guilty are held liable in ways that fit their crimes: Crooked politicians, banksters, CEOs of greedy corporations, and corrupt cops, are found dead. Terror grips the untouchables. There is no price too high for his head -- dead, not alive. Government assassins hunt for him; state security agencies shut down his websites. He eludes them all, and the contents of his servers multiply, hosted by countless supporters.
WikiJustice triumphs, but not all is what it seems. Someone is taking advantage of WikiJustice to further a dangerous agenda...
Category: Espionage, Spying, Thriller, Hacking, Technological, Hitmen, International, Conspiracy, FSB, CIA, NSA, Oligarchs,
INSPIRATION FOR WIKIJUSTICE: A friend of mine once asked, "What would Jack London do with his thriller, The Assassination Bureau. Ltd., had he lived in the beginning of the 21st century?"
Jack London wrote a thriller? I was stumped. So I rushed to my local library to read it. "The Assassination Bureau, Ltd., is an unfinished novel by Jack London, later completed by Robert L. Fish. The idea of an agency devoted to "extirpating" socially detrimental characters was fascinating, alas, the novel left an unsatisfactory feeling in my reading taste.
My friend's question has haunted me for over a year, when at last world events set a spark in my writerly imagination. What, indeed, if a novelist set out to write a thriller in a similar vein, in the age of WikiLeaks, the Occupy Movement, and the general discontent with the World Order, that we witness today?
In the age of crowdsourcing - a collaboration of countless minds from across boundaries - the idea of a single person (Ivan Dragomiloff in London's novel) deciding arbitrarily who ought to be assassinated ("extirpated"), seemed incompatible. A collaborative effort, on the other hand, was much more alluring.
It was, thus, natural that in the time of social networking the people should decide who is detrimental for the wellbeing of society.
WikiJustice was born.
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