Joe is Online is my epistolary novel on cyberterrorism and suicide cults. It was published in March 2011 by me.
In 1997 a 13 year-old boy with no friends called Joe went online.
He decided the offline world was too harsh be real. With the help of an internet psychic called Magda Magenta, Joe unleashes a series of co-ordinated attacks on the world, beginning online and spreading into the offline world. He develops an online cult populated by people who’ve also been let down badly by the real world.
No-one can trace their source until a quiet, shy professor in terrorism called Penelope Hunt discovers a link to Joe. She finds herself pulled into a conspiracy which transcends race and religion. With only a radical tele-atheist to help her, Penny decides to shut down Joe’s activities, placing her own life in grave danger in the process.
‘Joe is Online’ spans continents and decades. Its setting is the boundary where the online and offline worlds meet.
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CAUTION: ’Joe is Online’ contains very strong language and adult themes some might find disturbing.