Author(s): Amber Marks
In some of the most advanced research facilities in the world, a crack team of scientists, security experts, dog-handlers and bee keepers are working to build a 'secure world' of bio-intelligence. A chance encounter with a police sniffer-dog draws criminal lawyer Amber Marks into the hidden world of the science of smell and its law-enforcement applications. She soon stumbles into a wonderland of contemporary surveillance, where she observes at first hand how scientists, businesses and the military are trying to harness the dubious capabilities of technology and mother nature. But as she comes into closer contact with the security services she finds herself questioning the true purpose of their information-gathering and asks: who stands to benefit from a surveillance society? Are you ready to discover the smell of fear?Amber Marks, formerly a barrister, is a freelance journalist. She has written for the "Guardian" and is a regular contributor to the "Register". This is her first book. 'The Surveillance Society is here as never before, and in this highly personal and revealing study, Amber Marks has shown herself to be one of its most far-reaching, incisive and witty critics...this is an absolute must-read' - Tony Hanania, author of "Unreal City". 'If you like Hunter S Thompson and Jon Ronson, "Headspace" will blow your mind' - Martin Deeson, Senior Editor of "GQ" and co-founder of "Loaded". Author Biography: Amber Marks, formerly a barrister, is a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian and is a regular contributor to the Register. This is her first book.