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Initial Vector (Perfect Dark Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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The year is 2020: Corporations control everything. In the name of domination, these sprawling organizations have recruited their own military forces to fight clandestine battles against one another---a war fought in the boardrooms and won in the shadows, with the public none the wiser.
Ex--bounty hunter Joanna Dark has unwillingly seen the front lines of this war. Her run-in with dataDyne, the world's most powerful hypercorporation, has left her with a wound that only ...
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Initial Vector (Perfect Dark Series #1)

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Overview


The year is 2020: Corporations control everything. In the name of domination, these sprawling organizations have recruited their own military forces to fight clandestine battles against one another---a war fought in the boardrooms and won in the shadows, with the public none the wiser.
Ex--bounty hunter Joanna Dark has unwillingly seen the front lines of this war. Her run-in with dataDyne, the world's most powerful hypercorporation, has left her with a wound that only vengeance can heal. Daniel Carrington, the charismatic founder of the Carrington Institute, has been locked in an ongoing war with dataDyne for years and sees Joanna's deadly skills as the key to victory over their mutual enemy. But Joanna is young and lost, unable to accept her abilities as virtues or fully trust Carrington's intentions.
But when an explosive secret is unearthed---one that could finally bring down the threat of dataDyne once and for all---Joanna finds herself thrust back into the fight, one that brings her face to face with her past . . . and the forces shaping her future.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Greg Rucka's Perfect Dark: Initial Vector launches a new SF series based on Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game. In 2020, when "hypercorporations" have their own armies, ex-bounty hunter Joanna Dark finds herself in the middle of a shooting war between dataDyne and the Carrington Institute. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
VOYA
From the Microsoft XBox 360 game, Perfect Dark Zero, comes a novel based on the game. Rucka, a well-established DC Comics writer, takes the elements of this mature-rated game and produces a very readable story. In 2020, a handful of global corporations rule the world, with dataDyne the most successful and ruthless. One man, billionaire inventor Daniel Carrington, is committed to breaking the power of the corporations. To the Carrington Institute comes Joanna Dark, grieving the death of her beloved father at the hands of dataDyne. Twenty-year-old Joanna has a talent for killing and a conscience that nags her about that talent. It takes Carrington to turn her into a warrior against dataDayne, and in a series of high-risk missions, Joanna takes on dataDyne and in particular Laurent Hayes, adopted son of dataDyne executive, Doctor Frederick Murray. Laurent is a drug-addicted killing machine and his father's hit man. A great deal of mayhem results when Carrington uses Joanna in missions designed to uncover a deadly secret from Murray's past, a secret that has major implications for dataDyne's future. Despite improbabilities of plotting and characterization, the story holds together and Joanna is an attractive heroine. Game aficionados who read will find this book a complement to the game. Microsoft, which has a huge financial stake in the XBox 360, undoubtedly hopes that the book will lead others to the game. The splendidly ironic dedication sums it up: "This book is dedicated to the shareholders." VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2005, Tor, 348p.,Trade pb. Ages 15 to Adult.
—Rayna Patton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429914529
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 5/30/2006
  • Series: Perfect Dark Series , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 750,087
  • File size: 634 KB

Meet the Author


Greg Rucka is an acclaimed thriller novelist and commonly considered to be one of the "Big Three" writers at DC Comics.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

    for those who like action

    This book is very good, I have read it many times, but it is also very predictable(storywise) I suggest reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2009

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    AMAZED

    Perfect Dark Initial Vector is a fantastic novel which is about the first part of the transition between the 2 Perfect Dark games.<BR/><BR/>The story is described by short chapters which are related from different points of view. This fact is a great feature because it allows you to know more about other characters, new and already known ones: Cassandra DeVries, F. Murray, D. Carrington... and of course Joanna Dark.<BR/><BR/>In my opinion, the best thing in this book is that it shows you how Joanna is changing. At the begining she is quite confused and doesn't know whether she can trust Carrington or not, whereas at the ending she thinks he's not as her father told her. I mean, she is becoming the Joanna Dark from Perfect Dark for N64.<BR/><BR/>In conclusion, don't skip this novel if you like the games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2006

    Very Good Plot

    I think this book was really good and well put together. It has an amazing plot and a great style of introducing the charecters. Also it was a great ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Awesome Book

    I really couldn't recommend this book enough. In fact, the story in the book blows away the story in the 360 game so much that the comparisons are laughable. Rucka took the 'Corpations control the world' environment and made it not only believable but interesting and enjoyable. Character wise he really seems to nail Joanna's character and also Carrington's. He does great work w/ the antogonists as well, especially Laurent Hayes. The book also has a great plot and good action. Putting things bluntly, I couldn't put the book down and I definitely hope Rucka revisits the Perfect Dark universe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2005

    TOTALLY AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought this book was great it has very vivid details and i cant wait to see what the game will look like

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2005

    Initial Vector = pwn

    I read this and was AMAZED! This book has something for everyone, I laughed, I cried, and was pumped for more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2005

    SWEET!!!

    I think this is one of the best novels of this typ I have ever read. It has its bad parts but they are few and far between.

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