High above the dangerous streets of post-quake San Francisco Island, mechanically modified mediators link minds in a cybernetic telespace to push through big deals and decisions at lightning speed.
But unexplained telelink blackouts and bizarre hallucinations have marred mediator Carly Quester's debut appearance before a computer-generated Venue-forcing her to consider delicate psychic surgery at the hands of a robot therapist, Prober Spinner.
And suddenly the ambitious young mediator is at risk in a deadly Artificial Intelligence scheme to steal human souls. Because the ghosts of Carly's unconscious may be a prize well worth killing for.
Lisa Mason has published ten novels including Summer of Love (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist), The Gilded Age (a New York Times Notable Book), Strange Ladies: 7 Stories (a collection of previously published fiction), and thirty-three stories and novellas in magazines and anthologies worldwide. Her Omni story, "Tomorrow's Child," sold outright as a feature film to Universal Pictures.
Literary agent: Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group
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Heavy with jargon and the development of a complex JIT legal system, it was a bit hard to get through the first third of the book, but I found the character development of the artificial intelligences interesting and the narrative begun to flow well as the story progressed. A real cyber-romp exploring consciousness and legal ethics. Painful at times to read about a devolved San Francisco of the future where all but the elite can escape or ignore a unruly city that is chaotic and dangerous to flesh-and-blood and machines alike.