Celeste Chaney In Absence of Fear

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After years of terrorist attacks, murders and kidnappings, citizens of the State vote to enact the Protector Program. A predictive policing system, it signals the dawn of the New Era. Passive iD chips are implanted in every citizen's wrist, providing convenience and protection.

The chips enable users to unlock homes, start cars, transact in stores, and monitor their health. They also collect data. Specially designed risk prediction algorithms parse and analyze user data to predict individual levels of threat, aiding the predictive policing program and eradicating crime in most cities.

Marus Winde has worked for the State's Intelligence Annex since the inception of the New Era. As Senior Algorithm Architect, no one is more dedicated to the predictive policing program. No one has greater trust in its proficiencies.

That is, until his young son vanishes inexplicably in broad daylight in the safest city in the world.

As Marus works to reconcile the program's deficiencies and unravel the mystery of his son's disappearance, he discovers that the system he helped build is not only imperfect, but corruptible, and that even the greatest of technological advancements can't replicate human intuition.

IN ABSENCE OF FEAR is the vividly imagined, breathtaking debut novel by Celeste Chaney that explores the role technology plays in our lives. Is it our servant, or are we its slaves? Examining themes of privacy, family, love and patriotism, this remarkably gripping story has been called "the '1984' for the post-Snowden era."

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5.9 to 1. That's thecamera to citizen ratio in the safest city in the world. Roughly 416 camerasper city block. In total, five million unblinking eyes, and none of them cantell State-employee Marus Winde where his seven-year-old son is.

As Senior Algorithm Architect for the State'spredictive policing program, Marus has made a career out of keeping his countryand its citizens safe. Analyzing countless bits of data to differentiatebetween common and criminal, the code is absolute.

But when it fails to protect his son, Marusdiscovers that the program he developed is not only flawed, but dangerous, andthat even the greatest of technological advancements can't replicate humaninstinct. Betraying the system to make his family whole again, there's no predictinghow far he will have to go.

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Celeste Chaney is an author and screenwriter. Her novel, In Absence of Fear, received Honorable Mention at Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Her screenplay, The Feed, is in production with Passage Pictures. Some of Chaney's other writing has been recognized by Writer's Digest and featured in CATALYST and The New York Times Magazine. She lives outside of Salt Lake City with her husband and young son, just 15 minutes from the NSA's largest data center.

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