“If we aren’t careful we will turn into a society in which all human consciousness ceases to exist. It will be much worse than Orwell’s 1984.”
Advocate of the truth is a deeply moving story about friendship, love and compassion. But don’t think you get away with that. It is also a fast-paced and thrilling novel showing the intense struggle between good and evil that hits home in today’s society and prompting you to reflect on wisdom from the past and ethics for the future.
Thomas is a former partner of a law firm who has left the money-driven world of corporate law. He feels that his new way of living should be inspired by the life of Francis of Assisi. While considering how to shape his longing, he is taken off guard in promising his best friend Sam to keep a groundbreaking chip-technology away from mankind. He has no clue what awaits him.
When the Italian professor and creator of Sam’s technology is found dead in a hotel room, a chilling scenario unfolds. Thomas is confronted with the fierce opposition of Sam’s sons, who are eager to financially exploit their father’s technology. On top of that he is plunged into a web of corporate espionage, misleading information and powerful populism. As he finds signs of a high-level conspiracy, a mysterious and deadly virus sweeps across the earth. Suddenly Sam’s technology may have life-saving potential.
Thomas sets out to find the truth against a backdrop of intimidation and deceit. Nothing is what it seems. His tense search leads him to back alleys and dimly-lit churches in Rome, dark forces in Manhattan and a former French monastery overlooking the Mediterranean. He is supported by his old college buddy Charles, a philosopher who has moved up the ranks of Dutch politics, and by Gianni, a quick-witted Roman lawyer. Meanwhile, he has two women vying for his heart: Sophia, a sensitive violinist who cared for his father in the final days of life, and Juliëtte, an intriguing Parisian he meets by chance in the medieval city of Assisi.
Is mankind nearing its expiration date?