Author(s): Anthony Lappe
The year is 2011, and Jimmy Burns, a young anti-corporate blogger, has just seen his apartment blown to bits by yet another terrorist attack on New York City (he lives above a Starbucks Coffee Shop). He's recorded the gruesome scene on his new videoblog camera -- footage Burns beams live to a freaked-out world and that makes him an overnight media star. Exploited by his own network (Global News: 'Your home for 24-hour terror coverage'), enraged by the terrorists, and determined to tell the American people the uncensored truth, Burns takes off for Iraq to get the real story of a war that's been raging for more than eight years. But Burns's greatest dream (to be a war correspondent) becomes his biggest nightmare as he nearly loses his mind in the paranoia, chaos and destruction of the spiraling civil war.