In the United States our individual right to privacy is held to be sacrosanct, freedom from searches without a warrant and freedom from arrest without cause. Since the event of 9/11 there has been a sharp increase in the fear that our expectation of privacy has been eroded. That fear is both imagined and, judging by some of today’s news, real.
The theme of Lion’s Head Deception taps into our contemporary conversation as we try to balance our post 9/11 desire for safety with excessive surveillance and social regulation.
A whistle-blower sounds the alarm about a conspiracy to undermine the country by instigating widespread social unrest, causing a demand for safety at any price. When blogger, Matt Tremain, hears the story he asks himself a question. Will he have the courage to publish the truth about their deception?
When a shadowy group of men step forward to offer a solution and promising security, are people willing to pay the cost? Can the plot be stopped? That is the important question facing Matt and his friends.