Data Runner

Data Runner

by Sam A. Patel
Data Runner

Data Runner

by Sam A. Patel


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In this YA cyberpunk novel for fans of William Gibson, a genius teenager looking to help his father gets caught up in a dangerous web.

In the not-too-distant future, in what was once the old City of New York, megacorporations have taken over everything.  Now even the internet is owned, and the only way to transmit sensitive information is by a network of highly skilled couriers called “data runners” who run it over the sneakernet.  It is a dangerous gig in a dirty world, but Jack Nill doesn’t have much choice in the matter. A brilliant young math whiz and champion of parkour, Jack must become one of these data runners in order to get his father out of a major gambling debt. 

When a mysterious stranger loads Jack’s chip with a cryptic cargo that everybody wants, he soon becomes the key figure in a conspiracy that could affect the entire North American Alliance.  Now it’s all up to Jack. 

With the help of his best friend, Dexter, and a girl who runs under the name Red Tail, Jack will have to use all his skills to outrun the retrievers and uncover the truth before they catch him and clip him for good.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626810600
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 260
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Although born in Waukegan, Illinois (same as literary icon Ray Bradbury), Sam A. Patel grew up in New Jersey. An avid collector of comic books and roll-playing games, he first joined the internet at the age of 14 when he ran a BBS on his Commodore 64 with a 300 baud modem. Later, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Miami, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from New York University. In the time since, he has stress-tested data centers for the national election, taught English in Japan, managed email servers in Portland, Oregon, and built exhibition booths in Melbourne, Australia. Data Runner is his first series.
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