(Ottawa Book Awards 2017 – Nominated)
Sept 22 – Oct 7
As POTUS, Donald Trump pushes his exclusionary, racist and divisive agenda on the US and the world, a delusional wealthy aristocrat, in London, England has already taken the next frightening step.
While stoking the fires of racial and religious intolerance, funding atrocious activities of extreme right-wing groups, and deceiving his MI5 co-conspirator, a Muslim is forced to implement a horrific terrorist attack to create victims that will suffer for decades and fuel a nation-wide xenophobic backlash.
Drawn from my own experiences as a National Security Advisor in the Canadian Privy Council, and prompted by growing Western anti-immigrant attitudes, national discriminatory policies and the rise of European Nationalism, this story details the consequences of ‘bad intelligence analysis’ and how the fate of thousands can be determined by the most unlikely of people.
Next time you hear a POTUS discriminatory rant, or a watch a YouTube video of an attack on innocents, or turn away from an injustice against a fellow human, think about Bad Analysis and what could, or is happening in the world today!
In London, a delusional racist aristocrat, invisible, privileged, and well-protected by his station, ruthlessly coordinates a diabolical attack, a slaughter disguised as a domestic terror assault.
Deep in the core of MI5, a traitor, misuses, redirects and controls official resources.
Manipulating a group of cowards, rapists, murderers, and virulent racists culled from the ranks of the English Defense League, the aristocrat and the traitor aim to throw England into a state of xenophobic frenzy.
Only two men stand a chance of stopping their fanatical plot.
One is a victim of state-sponsored madness twice over, a humble Egyptian cab driver who brought his family to England in search of a better life. Aalim is meant to be a scapegoat for the actions of his captors, a “rag-head” who can be made to take the blame for their actions lest his innocent wife and son, taken hostage, suffer a terrible fate. The other, Wilson, is a crotchety intelligence analyst. An iconoclastic workaholic, rapidly losing patience with his superiors’ political gamesmanship, Wilson relies on his own brand of intelligence analysis when one of the plotters makes the attack personal and when one of his closest friends at MI5 pays the ultimate price for discovering too much.
Can Aalim’s faith and humanity overcome his fear of the monsters keeping his family captive? And can Wilson overcome the Bad Analysis that infests a system that, from the very beginning, was set against him?