I'm reading 'The Traveller' by John Twelve Hawks. Fantastically frighteningly plausible.
The concept is similar to 'The Matrix' in that he world is having the wool pulled over its eyes, this time by 'the Brethren' who are in control. Our world is one of many planes of existence, and only travellers can move between them. They are initially trained by 'Pathfinders' and protected by 'Harlequins'.
The methods of control cited by Twelve Hawks are all real as I write, except that some are slightly more advanced.
Cell phones let the authorities know exactly where you are, credit cards tell them where you are, what you spend, what you buy and supermarket loyalty cards that give you free gifts for points do the same. Passports carry all our pertinent data.
CCTV linked to computers follow you where ever you go, and facial recognition software can pick you out of a crowd.
Add to 'The Traveller' the recent advances in DNA, which can provide mind numbingly frightening data before