In Trouble is Near, the 2035 surveillance society of artificial intelligence (AI) is crime free — at least, in theory.
The reality is different.
Trouble comes calling on John Ross, a fallen Silicon Valley angel, a discredited AI entrepreneur and scientist, hired to be an AI Hunter by a national cyber-intelligence agency.
His critics say he has gone from creator to terminator.
But his refusal to take a new constitutionally required loyalty oath lands him in an internment camp for religious conscientious objectors.
Now, his former employer calls on him to conduct an off-the-books investigation of the death of his best friend, a high ranking U.S. State Department official and a supposed suicide and wife-murderer.
Trouble has arrived.