• Paperback
  • 9781646307876
  • Published: December 10, 2024


  • eBook
  • 9781646300952
  • Published: December 10, 2024


Don’t believe your own eyes.

When David Jordan began playing around with ‘deep fake’ video technology, all he cared about was embarrassing his high school tormentors… and impressing the girl he’s had a crush on for most of his life. And it worked. What started as a funny prank, went viral and soon viewers from around the world wanted more. His YouTube channel exploded and his life finally started to change. Before long he expanded to hilariously convincing mash-ups of famous politicians, actors and athletes doing and saying ridiculous things.

But when a fake video he posts kicks off a chain of events that drags the world into a war of epic proportions, the shockingly real consequences of his videos hit home.

Soon his brother is shipped off to war and the people he cares most about are swept up in the violence he unleashed.

After connecting with a most unusual team of young ‘cyber bandits’, David sets out to stop WWIII before it reaches a point of no return.

"Fun characters keep you hooked until the end." - Advanced Review

Fans of Black Mirror and Westworld will love this original take on advancing technologies.



Alex Schuler

Alex Schuler began his career as a Navy pilot, then developed AI software for the commercial and defense sectors. His systems have been deployed on Navy ships and submarines, as well as NASA space shuttles. Alex turned to writing exciting and accessible science-based fiction to explore the ethical and philosophical implications of the technology he helped develop. His characters question their place and purpose in a rapidly changing world of ever-more-sophisticated—and potentially dangerous—technological advances. 

Code Word Access, the first novel in Alex Schuler's Code Word series, shot to #1 on Amazon in the sci-fi category.

An early fan of Star Trek (the original, of course), The Outer Limits, and Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies, you might find Alex wandering the halls of ComicCon or reading a great sci-fi book under redwood trees. Which book? Maybe Dune (Frank Herbert) or Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein).