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The ETHICAL HACKER ~ Acidemia
is a political suspense thriller novel involving the politics of power at a college campus. Foundation fraud, discrimination, cover-ups, and greed leading all the way up to the Chancellors’ and Governor’s office.
The ETHICAL HACKER ~ Verdict
is a criminal suspense thriller novel.
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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. All other names, characters, places, and events are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
I made up every word.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.
~ The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
Afroz Ahmed watches surveillance footage in his office, reflecting how far this has come. This is not his first experience of surgical political assassination. The techniques he uses are a standard textbook. The tenets recoiling around themselves: ride out the thing, stonewall, deny, suggest that the opponent created it all, dig into their past, and destroy their credibility. If that fails, make it up and leak it to the media; then sit back and watch as the press has their fun then gets bored with it. If done correctly the whirlpool of piranhas, each clawing for a piece of meat will effectively add their own spins, ultimately leaving the opponent’s broken carcass adrift.
He has too much invested in this strategy to abandon it now or ever. He can spin anything and set anyone up for failure. He is not just engaged in the process, he is happy to be difficult. It fuels him and provides a sense of joy to influence conflicts.
Looking at himself on the video monitor, he sees himself the way he wanted to see himself. Charismatic diplomacy practiced at the highest levels of fraud and deceit. Magnetic appeal, expansive personality, imposing yet mercurial, appears to read others’ thoughts. He is the expert in codes, counterintelligence tactics, and psychological operations.
“Amateurish”, he scoffed, as his eyes drifted to the card, left under his door, that now sits ominously at the center of his desk.
“Experience shows that there have been very many conspiracies, but few have turned out well.”
Niccolo Machiavelli, the Prince