House of Mystery Radio/Inside Writing
MICHAEL C BLAND - THE PRICE OF SAFETY
“Exceptional worldbuilding and non-stop action combined with heart and compelling characters make Bland’s debut a must-read sci-fi book.”
—Jennifer Brody, award-winning author of The 13th Continuum
By 2047, no crime in America goes unsolved. No wrongdoing goes unseen.
When Dray Quintero learns his nineteen-year-old daughter Raven committed a heinous act, he covers it up to save her life. This pits him against the police he’s respected since he was a child and places him in the crosshairs of Kieran, a ruthless federal Agent. To survive, Dray must overcome the surveillance system he helped build and the technology implanted in people’s heads, for everyone has a microcomputer in their brain and computer-screen lenses in their eyes.
Forced to turn to a domestic terrorist group to protect his family—as they’re the only ones willing to fight the government—Dray tries to resist joining their cause but can’t avoid it, for his adversaries have a level of control he’s unable to escape. That no one can.
Hunted and betrayed, with time running out, Dray must choose between saving Raven and dismantling the near-perfect society he helped create.