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May 31, 2014


A Year of Domestic Surveillance
T.F. Coleman
Deadly Provocation: A Year of Domestic Surveillance
With every syllable spoken, every word written, and every step taken recorded, evaluated and rated, there are two things missing, the entire truth and the absolute intent.
(from back cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0341-9
Pages: 228
GENRE:  Fiction/Action/Adventure
Published by: OutSkirtsPress, Inc.
Publication Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Where obsessive power meets paranoia.

Issues of data mining and surveillance come to a rolling boil for Jake Conley. 

The power of surveillance runs amok in this gripping thriller about paranoia, privilege and prying. Deadly Provocation: A Year of Domestic Surveillance is the debut novel from author T.F. Coleman, whose expertise in computer programming, data mining and data warehousing inform this compelling tale of intrigue.

When Jake Conley thwarts a deranged gunman at an L.A. theater, he finds himself thrust into the spotlight. Drawn by his sudden fame, a private surveillance consulting company recruits him as a public relations asset and field consultant to advise in the field of data mining, hidden cameras and drones. Jake is immersed in a world of intrigue, power and paranoia ... and romance.

But all is not as it seems. Jake finds himself wrapped up with the beautiful Medalia Mendoza, daughter of one of the company's biggest investors, and a woman whose mother went missing five years ago. Questions swirl about the company's integrity and Conley's own role in it, until he is faced with life-and-death decisions that affect everyone involved.

T.F. ColemanAUTHOR
T.F. Coleman is a world traveler, adventurer, engineer and author.  He is also a computer programmer with extensive experience in data warehousing and data mining.  He can be reached by email at


This action filled book will definitely get your heart to pumping.  It is a fictional account of events that could be taken fro today's events.  Our main character, Jake Conley,  prevents a mass shooting in a theater, very much what happened in reality about a year ago.  As you turn the pages, you will discover politics, greed, paranoia, corruption and so much more.  You are definitely hooked after the first few pages.   As Jake is  recruited into a company called DSCC, privately owned and uses the best technology and the government agencies to reach ahead of surveillance to the point of taking over the privacy of individuals.You find yourself right along with him.  I started wondering and realizing how many of these events have and could happen.  My heart started beating fast as I realized this book has so much reality i n it.  These things have happened, are happening and could happen.  That's scary.  In today's society you never know what will happen next.  It could come to your front door.  The author gives us a mix of truth and fiction.  I started thinking about the powerful people and how they sometimes can do what they want and when they want.  Power can be powerful.  The power can be put to work in a good way or used in a corrupted way. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes a good book that makes you think and reflect.  There's lots of action in this book, never a dull moment to bore the reader.  The events in this book are a mix of reality and fiction. The reader should stop and think,  this has happened, is happening and could happen.  That's a lot to think about, but necessary.

I was given a complimentary copy of DEADLY PROVOCATION from the author, T.F. Coleman and OutSkirtsPress for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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