by Richard C. Deason



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/10/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 652
ISBN : 9781420829280
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 652
ISBN : 9781463476175
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781665563239

About the Book

In this adventurous dystopian science fiction book, readers are thrust into a family struggling to persevere through complex events. An angry mob’s attack signals the end of a life built together. Anne and Tom Ryan are overwhelmed by their son's disappearance and forced to reevaluate all their preconceptions about freedom. David Ryan thought he knew what freedom meant, but now he’s accused of kidnapping, sabotage, piracy, and terrorism by arguably the freest government in the world, the United States. And now the United States government has made the fight for freedom personal. David’s parents, Anne and Tom, are held in custody by the U.S. government. Is David really a terrorist? Or is he on the precipice opening people's eyes to the true meaning of freedom and a better existence? Can his friends extricate his parents, or will their very existence be threatened? Why does a small group of islands in the south pacific trouble the U.S. government so much? What do its advanced medical and life-extension technologies mean for humanity? Is it the start of an insurrection or the promise of incredible opportunity? Fans of dystopian science fiction and good fiction books will wrestle with the idea of freedom. However, they may just learn that applying guiding principles alone is not enough and that an ethical code is required to guide one's actions for one’s own life. Author, Richard C. Deason, engages fans of fiction books and utopian fiction with relatable characters who are principled but open to checking their premises and exploring or even accepting new concepts when they are judged to be rational.

About the Author

            Richard C. Deason graduated from UCLA with a double major in Economics and Political Science.  He served four years in the US Navy, then returned to UCLA to complete his MBA.   After working for several years in international banking, during which he traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East, he took two years off to begin working on Pacifica.  Since then he has held a variety of positions in community banking, software development, accounting, and the credit card industry while he worked to complete his novel.  Mr. Deason has also written a play, several short stories, and some poetry.  He currently resides in the Los Angeles area.