Item description for Skin Deep: Man's Appointment With Destiny by Linda Sargent...
Overview "George Maxwell is at the pinnacle of his career as the youngest CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of a large national and international bank, Global Financial. It and two other mega-banks are threatened with financial chaos after thieves hijack a security truck full of personal data computer files on their way to storage. Thousands of customers are the victims of identity theft and demand indemnification for their losses and tighter security. All three banks must find a way to assure their customers that their assets are secure and protected against any future loss. Maxwell convinces his board of directors to approve the use of a biometric computer chip embedded in the customers' right hand that allows them to access their accounts or conduct business transactions. Protestors campaign against the use of the embedded chip, claiming it to be the technology that ushers in the mark of the beast.
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Studio: Winepress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher WINEPRESS PUBLISHING #1453
ISBN 1579218563 ISBN13 9781579218560
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Sargent
Linda Sargent lives and practices law in the Indianapolis metropolitan area with her husband, Jim. She hopes this novel warns and provokes its readers to be diligent and carefully consider any service or technology, including a national identification card, that is required in order to obtain a passport, drive a car, or transact business.
Reviews - What do customers think about Skin Deep: Man's Appointment With Destiny?
Makes you wonder Jul 25, 2006
I enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it to all my friends. I would like to see a sequel to see what happens to George and Melinda's family. It also makes you think about what is going on in the world today.
Carol O Jul 5, 2006
I found Skin Deep to be technically informative on the potential uses for RFID technology.... very scary. It was very easy reading; I most enjoyed the geographical accurateness of places in New York City, down to the detail of what was ordered in a particular restaurant to the emotions felt when viewing ground zero. When a book can take me to a place and then tap into my emotional and moral fibers, I consider the writing very successful because frankly, most books are just the same thing over and over. I thank the author for giving me a greater awareness of technology already being globally used and warning us of its darker potential.... Now Vivo... this character was very nicely developed, but then he really didn't play a significant role... I can only hope this means another book later... he's got way too many credentials (even scarier) to just fade away into the sunset. The references to scripture were profound and combined with this story line, made me really stop and think...what if? I highly recommend this book.
An eye opener that prompts lively conversation about the use of Jul 4, 2006
RFID and whether it has become too invasive. The technology may be useful for all sorts of things, but who wants to be tracked? Just like so many things, it may start out as something good, but then become our worst enemy. The daily news has more and more about people getting injected with computer chips for all sorts of reasons. Skin Deep poses the dilemma of taking an embedded chip as a way to transact banking business and combat identity theft. Are we really headed in this direction? With GPS will there be any privacy left anywhere? Scary!
RealID, Identity theft, nonationalid Jun 16, 2006
Def a fast read. I enjoyed the characters which came across as realistic. A lot of the information in this book is accurate and factual and gives a clear picture as to what's going on in our world. I will recommend to friends for a better understanding of what's going on in the world with regards to identity theft and RealID.
If you liked DaVinci....you'll love Skin Deep. Jun 12, 2006
More realistic than DaVinci Code and not as drawn out. It will grab your attention in the first chapter and the contents will have you questioning how much attention you have been paying to the current happenings of the world around you. This book forces you to take a look inside yourself and will change your view on technology.