James Phelan is a Melbourne-based freelance writer who writes for a variety of publications, including The Age. He holds a Master of Arts in Writing and is currently working on his PhD. He teaches in the Swinburne University Master of Arts Writing program. James also runs James Phelan Literary Services, a business created in 2001 to cater for everything from website content to marketing material and copywriting. He lives in Canterbury, Victoria.
Lachlan Fox heard his name over the PA system at JFK. At the airline service counter, a typed note was waiting for him.
'Go to the the third payphone near the first set of toilets ahead of you. It will ring at 9.45 pm. Answer it.'
September 11 changed everything. The US Patriot Act has give the UKUSA treaty countries free rein to use their ECHELON surveillance program to monitor every spoken or written word transmitted throughout the world. In the wrong hands it could bring down governments and threaten the safety of millions.
Ex-navy operative and investigative journalist Lachlan Fox has information hinting at the true reach of ECHELON ... and he starts to suspect someone is ruthlessly trying to access its power. Can he uncover the answers before the course of history is altered forever?