The Money Masquerade
Stay tuned for the final installment of the Masks Series; book #3 of my Silicon Valley novels! Slated for release sometime in late 2020.
After Caryssa Flynn and two of her girlfriends narrowingly escape a mass shooting in a trendy, peaceful coffee shop overlooking the sleepy San Francisco Bay, Caryssa visits her beloved former career-stomping grounds of beautiful Silicon Valley. That amazing tech-hub capital of the world that pulled her away from her loving family on the east coast, twenty-five years ago.
A gripping tale and heartbreaking recognition of the geopolitical connection of the high-tech sector and VC funding spilling into our nation’s nonstop wars and resultant internal violence today. Could it be that America has become a multi-trillion-dollar corporate brand, a violent brand image at that?
The Money Masquerade takes us back and forth in the timeline, a journey through Caryssa’s former international business trips and her once apolitical point of view while she sold and marketed computer electronics and internetworking gear to foreign markets. We go to the 1990’s China and Israel, back to the current San Francisco Bay Area and Caryssa’s post-corporate world.
T.L. Mumley brilliantly captures a compelling reason for uncooling our nation’s worship of military technology and wars while demarketing the deceiving narrative it’s to protect our “national security” by breaking the media trance of our TV and internet-addicted age.