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Moral Panic

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  30 reviews
If anything can be hacked, nothing can be trusted.

Tanner Moore is at the top of his game in the high stakes world of big technology. As chief technology officer of Paragon, the largest corporation in the world, he is about to release the greatest convenience innovation in the history of commerce: drone delivery service to every inch of the globe.

But when an interview with
Published March 16th 2018
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Dax Munro
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m happy to be sharing my latest review, for the gripping Thriller novel, Moral Panic, by K. M. Ecke. If you love books with a political theme and government conspiracies, then this may be the book for you.

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Tanner Moore was a well-loved business-man, until the wrong people took him down. Clueless and at the mercy of an underground group that calls themselves ‘Social Justice,’ Tanner’s world spirals out of control.

I found Moral Panic to be fast-paced with excellent t
Payal Sinha
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Moral Panic is a futuristic tale centered around cyber crime. The book tells us about the dangers of surveillance data when they fall into the wrong hands. The tale reminded me somewhat of Muslim terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda that brainwashes people's minds and turn them into ardent followers by making them believe that they are the cleaners of the society when in reality the leaders use them to engage in criminal activities which spoil their futures. Here a group named Social Justice tries ...more
Ian Miller
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is difficult to review without spoiling, so the dewscription will be brief. Basically, ther eis an underground (literally) organization called Social Justice, that has noticed an alarming increase in human trafficking, and when they sent evidence to the police, the usual justice system more or less let these scum go free. So they embarked on vigilante justice, but as you might gather, this was not without problems. Tanner Moore has led a top quality team in data processing, he is fired ...more
Colin Garrow
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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In the high-stakes world of big technology, Tanner Moore finds himself the target of fake news and is dragged from his top job into a world of underground vigilantes whose aim is change the world. Forced into the group's way of doing things, Tanner must uncover what is really going on and find his way through to the truth.

This futuristic tale of cybercrime takes the notion of social justice and turns it into an organisation that cleans up society for the good of the people. Trouble is (surprise
Apr 26, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good idea, no execution

In 2025, a secret vigilante society kidnaps the CTO of a massive Amazon/Facebook-like company called Paragon. The society has kidnapped engineers and coders who will somehow use copies of the Paragon delivery drones and company data to attack bad people. Cool idea. It never quite happens (well, okay, once).

Instead, we get the requisite cast: evil politician, fired technical genius, wimpy corporate big shot, well-connected reporter, and - of course! - the ex-Special Forces
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book for Moral Panic Virtual Tour.*
I signed up for Moral Panic virtual tour, only because of the synopsis. The synopsis reminded me of a book that I had loved reading, which had the story of a man being kidnapped by some group. Even though that was the reason I signed up, this turned out to be a completely different story, but somehow I still loved Moral Panic.

There were many characters in this book, and many different subplots. Even though Tanner’s was the main o
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Moral Panic from K.M. Ecke is a near-future "what if..." that looks at near worst case scenarios from extreme technology, politics, and capitalism. While not yet quite fully possible it is also not far from the realm of the possible. The timeliness of the story is as much the reason for the rating as the story itself, perhaps even more so.

While some aspects certainly target the "fake news" defense of the current regime in the United States this is not simply a story that draws simple good/evil
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Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received in exchange for a honest review.

This book has you truly start to think about your choices and the consequences in them. About what could happen if you let someone decide what is right and wrong and how justice should be meted out.

Tanner Moore worked for Paragon. He was innovative and energetic. The company is about to put out it’s biggest product to date and he is going to reap the rewards. Only a interview go awry due to a spy has him in trouble. He is now in a bunker that is Social Ju
Melissa Hernandez
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review, e-books, own
I went through a lot of emotions when reading this story.

First and foremost, THANK YOU for the trigger warning. While I am not one to say whether it was written correctly or well, I can say that it did help me emotionally prepare for some pretty hard and dark stuff. I thank the author for that. There was some dark and heavy stuff in there.

One thing I felt throughout the story was that this felt a little TOO real at times. Social media and surveillance data? We are already dealing with this today
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From Cyber-crime to the sudden disappearance of Tanner. This book is one action-packed book that will keep you glued while reading. There is Amy pressing forward to get some clue as to what led to the sudden disappearance of Tanner.
This book is one with a lot of suspense. The actions just keep coming right at you. This is one of such books I certainly don’t get tired of reading.
Before Tanner’s sudden disappearance, he was a successful businessman. He had attracted the love and admiration of mos
Jessica Bronder
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tanner Moore works for Paragon and is interviewed for the next big technology release from the company. But his interview is manipulated and things he never said gets him fired. If this wasn’t bad enough, Tanner has come to the attention of the vigilante group Social Justice. This group was originally created to fight sex traffickers. But the leader has changed the way things are done since it seems the justice system failed to take care of these scum bags that they were catching. They have evol ...more
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
K.M. Ecke in his book Moral Panic, presents the reader with quite a dilemma, is technology advantageous or not? Add to that dilemma the whole fake news scenario, and you have a fantastic mix for a great book. The main protagonist Tanner, works at Paragon; he is their shining star, the one who has catapulted the company into the future and the forefront. Through his efforts they surpass all of the money goals, and are hoping to impact the planet with their drone based delivery system. However, du ...more
Mike Siedschlag
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ecopy of Moral Panic by K.M.Ecke for review.

A futuristic techno thriller, Moral Panic explores the uses and abuses of internet and computer technology. Readers who have even the slightest antipathy for technology and its potential for abuse will find it difficult to identify a real hero in this story. The various factions represented each have the desire to be a force for good but each is also willing to embrace evil, or at least antisocial behavior to achieve their goals.

Greta Cribbs
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that will make you think twice next time you want to use the internet. The author actually has a warning at the beginning that if you are easily frightened by conspiracy theories, this may not be the book for you. I brushed it off as I do most warnings. I'm not generally squeamish about...well...anything really. But I have to say, this story gave me pause. I admit I'm not a tech geek, so can't speak to the realism of Ecke's portrayal of computer technology, but to a layman it felt ...more
Shanell Meek
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing read, definitely not for those prone to believe in conspiracy theories!

Moral Panic: A Cautionary Tale of Vigilante Justice by K.M. Ecke is quite an extraordinary fictional futuristic story which poses real questions regarding the dangers of technology and how it can be used for human trafficking and other dirty deeds. The story follows Tanner Moore who is the Chief Technology Officer for His company, he is recorded giving an off the record interview to a reporter and is fired for his co
Julius Blitzy
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This has been a frequently discussed subject in the recent years, with all the media misleading, easy access to pretty much everything online, it’s refreshing to find this kind of plot with intriguing and compelling elements of our reality in a way that really makes you think, are these technological advances are helpful or not?
It’s all about security and how much are you willing to reveal, to some extent having privacy these days is a real challenge, all these problems are exposed in this book
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
If you want a book that delves into conspiracy theories and that the government may be too much in your business, this is the book to read! It is an intense read and I liked that the author prefaced the book with lots of disclaimers about the subject matter included within the pages.

This world is becoming more insane and this book feeds into that thought process. It is amazing what can be done with technology and I'm sure much of what was done/discussed in the book can be done today, or it isn't
Bob Rich
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The message is ancient:
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Baron Acton).
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” (Saint Bernard of Clairvaux).
“Revenge is a hot coal you pick up to throw at someone. It is your hand that gets burned” (the Buddha).
The delivery is a page-turning thriller set only a few years into the future, with technology that probably exists in secret, right now. I won’t do a spoiler, but consider our world of bots that post on social media, a
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Good Reads giveaway for a copy of this kindle book.

The description of this book pulled me in and I had to enter this giveaway.

I love to learn all I can about technology and how it can affect social media usage.This book starts with someone banging on Tanners door saying they are from the Social Justice group and they are here to take him away to protect him. That lets in a whole can a worms, next thing you know he is kidnapped and taken away. It's so hard to write this review without g
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As most of us live in a world believing the “Big Brother” would never be interested in our activities; Moral Panic shows us how quickly things can escalate into epic proportions. K.M. Ecke demonstrates how the public can be manipulated by the news media; because we often believe what technology is shows us. Plus, there is the need in us to feed off the bad of others (even if it isn’t true).

I loved the complexity and twists as Tanner and Amy seek the truth in the accusations against him. Moral P
Rachel Kester
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Author K.M. Ecke tells the tale of a man named Tanner Moore who is a technology whiz. Moore runs a huge company and is about to introduce to the world an incredible new feat: drone delivery around the world. However, when it seems like Moore would be on his way to success, some horrible things happen. An interview is released that condemns him which gets him fired from the company. He is later kidnapped by a group which he must escape from. One journalist though believes that Moore might not be ...more
I receives a copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.

I thought the overall concept for this book was fresh and original. The problem though was it seemed to go a little too far. I don’t know if it’s true or not but it felt like the author was trying to push a moral to the story or had an agenda themselves that they were trying to make known. I think in part it may have been the overly long quotes that popped up all the time (which were for the most part completely unnecessary and distracti
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tanner Moore works for a giant Tech company and his interview takes a surprising turn. Tanner;s interview is tampered and it shows he says things he really did not which lead to an avalanche of events. The Moral Panic plot is a topic that has been discussed. Media and news outlets are questioned by skeptical observers today, and that is magnified ten-fold in this book. People can never really believe what they are told. Or can they? This book has some great twists and surprises as Tanner battles ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The arrival of game changing tech and what could happen

This is a great story about a giant tech company that has just perfected the use of drones to deliver packages across the entire globe. A stolen interview, a tech giant disgraced , and crazy hackers that want to kill is a great formula for a fun and fast paced journey through the corrupt world of technology and greed. Will the truth come out? Will tanner be able to save the day and clear his name? Will the journalist who unknowingly played
K Puck
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued from the very beginning and I couldn’t put the book down. You really had a hard time liking Tanner the main character. But the story is so interesting you must keep reading to see where it goes. The story begs you to ask is technology good or bad?
It’s set in the not too distant future 2025. Without giving too much away it’s about an underground organization that works at eliminating human trafficking. Using vigilante justice which is the reason behind the title.
I was entertained
Luanna Helena
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Moral Panic awakens readers to the possibility and potentially destructive power of modern day media manipulation. If you've ever wondered what happens to disgraced public figures after seemingly strategically “leaked” information surfaces, costing them their professional and sometimes personal lives, then Author, K. M. Ecke introduces readers to Tanner Moore, whose life takes unexpected turns after such an incident, culminating in a truly surprising ending.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly didn’t know what to expect reading this. I was glad I was pleasantly surprised by it. There were enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes. I did not expect one of the twists though, so that was a nice to be caught off guard. Kept the story fresh. The audio for the book was done by the Author, have to say it was really well done.

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)
Donna Huber
There is a whole lot story in this relatively short novel. The audiobook is just over 6 hours. At times I thought too much was going on too quickly. It has an interesting, and timely, plot given the amount of fake news and information manipulation that we have witnessed in recent months. Full review soon.
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book through Goodreads.

All I can say it was a good book. Read it.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won a KINDLE edition in a GOODREADS giveaway.
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K.M. Ecke is the organic, free-range, preservative-free, author of Moral Panic.

In this exciting debut novel of hacker fiction, he explores the worst abuse he could imagine of modern technological systems, diving into the minds of those with unlimited access to our data, all the while asking this question: who is watching the watchers?

As a keen observer of modern culture, he uses his imagination t
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