ALIAS – July 2015

If she can’t get justice, she’ll settle for revenge.

When her grandmother and cousin are ‘accidentally’ killed in a drone strike, Samiya wants answers. She writes emails, pesters her MP, starts a petition . . . but no one will help. A less brilliant, less resourceful or less determined girl might have given up. But Samiya won’t let their lives mean nothing.

Disillusioned with her friends, her parents and life in general, she vents her anger in chatrooms, where she makes online allies who willingly loan her their skills. Her alias, Angel, is born, as is a completely audacious plan which no one will be able to ignore…

HACKED –  November 2014

Crossing the line from cyber-geek to cyber-terrorist is easier than you think.

Dan had been diagnosed with ADHD as a child. So when he got into computers, his parents were actually relieved – a geek was better than something feral.

It was hard to remember when the genuine hacking started, but free tickets to his local Bristol cinema were the first illicit, tangible ‘real-life’ results of a hack.

By the time Dan is befriended online by ‘Angel’, he is eager for the new challenge laid before him – creating tricky bits of code. But Dan begins to suspect that something more nefarious may be planned for his code than he thought and he will have to decide what truly matters more – protecting his anonymity and freedom, or preventing a deadly terror attack . . .