Coming this Spring

A new crime mystery thriller

by Jon G. Peddie

Read my first novel. "Database"

Deep states. Clandestine operations. And a secret, massive government database designed to track all citizens in the name of national security.

Former Detective Scott Mitchell, now hunting down deadbeat dads for Family Services, is thrust into this dark world when he tracks down computer genius Bill Snyder over delinquent child support payments and is inexorably drawn into his world.

Scott draws on his military training, assembling a ragtag team including his young cousin, a programming savant, to outsmart and overcome the corrupt corporation behind the database – an enterprise supported by a cabal of power-hungry politicians, the FBI, the CIA and local police.

The race is on to thwart and expose the subterfuge that threatens us all.  There’s nothing less than control of the nation at stake.

A growing amount of readers can't be wrong
4.5 out of 5 Star reviews on Amazon

Excellent. I read this book over the holidays and couldn’t put it down. Mitchell was a firebrand not afraid to buck the system. He’s driven to do the right thing, but the world conspiracy that he stumbles into really challenges him. 


Great. I enjoyed having the time to read this fast-paced detective-mystery ebook over the holidays.


This story about Scott Mitchell was fun to read. He discovers a massive government database being designed to track all citizens in the name of National Security.


About Jon G. Peddie

Dr. Jon G. Peddie is a recognized pioneer in the graphics industry, President of Jon Peddie Research, and named one of the world’s most influential analysts. Peddie has been an ACM distinguished speaker and is currently an IEEE Distinguished visitor He lectures at numerous conferences and universities on topics about graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media.

A former President of Siggraph Pioneers, he serves on the advisory boards of several conferences, organizations, and companies. He  contributes articles to numerous publications. In 2015, he was given the Lifetime Achievement award from the CAAD society. 

Peddie has published hundreds of papers to date; and authored or contributed to eleven books, His most recent books are, “Augmented Reality, where we all will live” and  “Ray Tracing, a Tool for all.” “DATABASE” is his first novel.

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The cost of laziness

How I automated my coffeepot and only spent $2,900: the true cost of a cup of coffee

OH MY GOD—the floor is flooded! What the hell?

It was early in the morning and all I wanted was a good cup of coffee and now I had to deal with this calamity.

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In the News

Yahoo News writes about Jon G. Peddie's new ebook Database, the technical expert and author writes about the dark abuse of technology driven by the allure of power, money, and control realized through the development of a formidable national database.

Enjoy the wild adventure ride in Database, available now on Amazon and Goodreads.

The Ark, wrote about their notable local resident, Jon G. Peddie and his new book Database. “It’s hitting many of those notes that people are talking about today — how much surveillance is enough. I went for it in a big way with the tech and the theoretical aspects of programming, and along the way, there were some crazy car chases and hidden San Francisco Bay Area places,” Peddie said, noting the novel will be the first in a “Mitchell Files” trilogy of police mysteries focusing on the fictional protagonist, Scott Mitchell.

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