Publisher: Findaway Voices
Date: June 2019
Duration: 9 hours 4 minutes
Leading the trend in speculative crime thrillers, Jem Tugwell's thrilling and thought-provoking debut sits alongside Black Mirror and The City and the City in an compelling exploration into our near future. Proximity draws on Jem's 20 years of professional experience as a software developer in the city to give a unnerving insight into how our world might be transformed by the rapid advance in embedded technology and fitness trackers.
What if the cash-strapped NHS can be given a second life by using tech to regulate our health and behaviour?
What if we can eradicate knife and other proximity crimes by tracking everyone's activity?
What if civil liberty is seen as an acceptable sacrifice for the greater good?
What if the convenience of technology is used for control?
DI Clive Lussac has forgotten how to do his job. Ten years of embedded technology — 'iMe' — has led to complete control and the eradication of crime. Then the impossible happens. A body is found, and the killer is untraceable. With new partner Zoe Jordan, Clive must re-sharpen his detective skills and find the killer without technology, before time runs out for the next victim....