Conspiracy, Conspire: make secret plans jointly to commit a harmful act; working together to bring about a particular result, typically to someone’s detriment. ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspirare agree, plot, from con- together with spirare breathe.
Definition borrowed from the Wikileaks Manifesto by Julian Assange.
The idea for Conspire came to me relatively fully formed. I started writing it in late June 2010 and have recently decided to self publish through Smashwords. You can also read a review on What Book to Read here (by my mum!).
Just to wet your appetite, below is the foreword:
The Bilderberg Group is a real conference, named after the location of the first meeting in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel, in the Netherlands. Originally formed to support Atlanticism (a stronger relationship between Western Europe and the USA after World War II), the group promotes Cooperation in political, economic and defence issues. With around 130 members invited each year from government, commerce and media, the group was largely kept from the public eye, until recent years when the digital age has made secrecy of this scale near impossible.
Although the media now know of the existence of the group and most of the recent attendees, little is known about what is actually discussed at the meetings. Members are completely barred from revealing anything about their involvement, which has led to many conspiracy theories surrounding the formation of a New World Order, or a World Government, controlled by the elite of the Western World.
With past members alleged to include Hilary Clinton, Tony Blair, Angela Merkel, Bill Gates, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and David Rockefeller, unsurprisingly there are many raised eyebrows about the continued secrecy surrounding this annual meeting.
You can find out more about the Bilderberg Group by Googling ‘Bilderberg Group.’
Since I started Conspire, there have been a lot of things going on in the real world which are closely related to the themes in the book. Julian Assange, who I knew little about when I started the plot, is referenced in a few places in connection with ‘leaks’ and ‘insider knowledge of conspiracies’. The revolution that swept through Tunisia, Egypt and Lybia (ongoing) is somewhat related to themes in Conspire. There are other things also going on which pop up in my fiction, but I’m not going to give too much away!
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