Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) April 2, 2006
Ampol Publishing announced today the release of a softcover edition of the 2005 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist "The Cattle" by Greg M. Sarwa.
"The Cattle," written before the passage of The Real ID Act of 2005, examines a terrifyingly possible consequence of a National Identification System. Greg M. Sarwa presents one logical progression in the evolution of a National Identification System in the United States: the implanting of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips in American citizens. In the book, this natural evolution toward a Utopian society free from fears of terrorism is perverted by an elite governmental agency with a shadowy agenda. It is a fast-paced and terrifyingly realistic extrapolation based on technologies that are in development or already exist.
Though based on a plausible future, the most shocking revelations advanced in "The Cattle" do not focus on technology but, instead, on the strengths and weaknesses of the human spirit. Disbelief, confusion, curiosity, fear, trust, confidence, hope—all, and more, surface as the characters approach the final conflict. Readers will easily identify with the emotions and motivations of the heroes. In contrast, readers will loathe the villains. All the while, they will find themselves swept up in an urgent and deadly race to expose the heinous truth.
“'The Cattle' is a timely and creepy tale that gives a taste of what might happen if the sleeping masses allow a corrupt government to use terrorism as an excuse for total control of the public. And if you think we, the people, are too savvy to let that happen, then you have not been paying attention.”
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“… This story takes George Orwell's 1984 to a frightening level... “
“... 'The Cattle' is a chilling and incisive glimpse at one possible future facing America. “
James K Bowers
“This fast paced thriller will keep the readers engrossed in the story right from the word go...”
“It is a very frightening commentary on what happens when a population... gives too much control over their own fortunes to the government.”
“'The Cattle' … is a … spellbinding novel that deals with the permutations of policies already in place in this country - namely Homeland Security … In the course of two days Sarwa unfolds a system gone very wrong and the way this plays out makes for an edge of the seat fast read … Very well done!”
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