Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Here’s five more novels featuring conspiracies real, imagined, and maybe a little both. Did you miss our first five? Check them out here!
A popular TV pundit gets abducted by aliens — twice — and drops everything to embark on a campaign to get the government to take extraterrestrials seriously. As his new mission takes more and more of his time, his career as a political talking head begins to suffer. His family and friends think he’s losing his mind, but they don’t know the truth. Does he?
Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
Four college roommates become obsessed with deciphering the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: a Renaissance Era document written in a devilishly complicated cypher. When their efforts begin to yield results, the students attract attention from others eager to profit from their hard work. Is solving the riddle of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili worth destroying their lives?
Hunter Braque is a cool-hunter: someone who makes a living identifying trendsetters and innovators for the retail market. When one of his clients goes missing, Hunter sets out to find her and discovers a secret group dedicated to the destruction of consumerism.
In a not too unbelievable American future of fractured states and immersive virtual technology, a pizza delivery guy and sometimes hacker gets his hands on a virtual file that destroys minds — a kind of computer virus for the brain. How the file works and who would want to release it is a mystery whose origin lies shrouded in the ancient past.
A woman being held for murder in the psychiatric wing of a county jail tells the psychiatrist evaluating her that she’s no ordinary killer. In fact, she’s an agent for a secret organization dedicated to taking out irredeemable evildoers who have escaped justice through more ordinary means — people she calls “bad monkeys.” It’s a ridiculous story, of course. There’s no way it could be true …