Hey everyone. I am beginning work on my first attempt at a novel. I've written some short stories when I was younger for class assignments but never anything with as much depth as I'm trying to do with this story. As such, I'm feeling a bit lost at how to best develop the plot. It is a sci fi story, set possibly 1000 years in the future when space colonization is blooming and territories are expanding. Ive gotten it to a point that the main character has a goal, to find his family that went missing during a war, but I want the reason for the missing family to be a conspiracy. Something about an impending attack on the main society's infrastructure, toppling a government, using a terrorist group as a cover.... But I really don't have much knowledge of such subject matter, nor have I ran across it in any books I've read. Would any of you happen to have thoughts on how to work out this type of scenario, or books with a similar plot I could read? Many thanks in advance David.