The Sacred Protocol by Hylton Smith
Approx. 79,230 words.
Published on August 3, 2011.
The Sacred Protocol is the first volume in the Evilution series. It is an alternate history crime thriller. Two pivotal events in history have a very different outcome. The first is the Spanish Armada. The story swiftly moves to the collapse of the internet in 2016. A slide to dystopian culture is avoided by the new SACRED system. An increasing number of protesters against SACRED die mysteriously.