In writing our conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) we merged fact with fiction, upsetting more than a few people in the process.

Just how many truths are contained in this controversial series is open to conjecture, but one thing’s for sure: the can of worms opened first by WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and more recently by Edward Snowden indicates The Orphan Trilogy may be closer to the truth than a lot of people in high places would care to admit.

Edward Snowden…villain or hero?

Snowden, the former defense contractor who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency’s intrusive domestic surveillance program, is – depending on whom you listen to – being hailed as a villain and a hero for exposing the US Government’s contentious spy activities.

In The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin condemns Snowden as “a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison”. In the New York Times, David Brooks says, “By deciding to unilaterally leak secret NSA documents, Snowden has betrayed basic levels of trust and cooperation, a respect for institutions and deference to common procedures”.

A polar opposite viewpoint is given by The New Yorker’s John Cassidy who describes Snowden as a hero… “In revealing the colossal scale of the US Government’s eavesdropping on Americans and other people around the world, he has performed a great public service that more than outweighs any breach of trust he may have committed.”

At least 50,000 Americans agree with the “hero” accolade. That’s how many signed a petition that reads: “Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.” The petition urges the Obama administration to pardon Snowden.

Many of the concerns Snowden raised before fleeing to Hong Kong, and many of the bombshells Assange dropped before he holed up in the temporary sanctuary of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, are highlighted in The Orphan Trilogy.

Julian Assange…villain or hero?

Without debating the rights and wrongs of the actions of the likes of Snowden and Assange, we do share many of their concerns about ‘Big Brother’ and the morality of US affairs – both domestic and foreign. These concerns are highlighted in The Orphan Trilogy, which covers the corrupt banking system, Bilderberg, government control of media, MK-Ultra and CIA-sanctioned mind control experiments, and much more!

Ensure you have clearance to read this book!

Perhaps the final word in this debate should go to the man himself. As Edward Snowden explained to The Guardian:

The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. … If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things. … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded.

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Security clearance notwithstanding, I recommend The Orphan Trilogy to you! -Lance


  1. Remy Benoit says:

    Well said, Lance. Having read and reviewed the whole trilogy, I suggest it as eye opening reading that will help to wake people up to the world we are allowing to be made.

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