Information is power, and whoever controls the feed rules the world in this all-too-plausible follow-up to the science fiction thriller Bandwidth.
Exiled from Washington after a covert operation gone wrong, Diana is building a new life as a freelance spy, though her obsessive secrecy is driving away the few friends and allies she can count on. When she’s hired to investigate the world’s leading techno capitalist, she unknowingly accepts an assignment with a dark ulterior purpose. Navigating a labyrinth of cutouts and false fronts, Diana discovers a plot to nationalize the global feed.
As tech and politics speed toward a catastrophic reckoning, Diana must reconcile the sins of her past with her dreams of tomorrow. How she deploys the secrets in her arsenal will shape the future of a planet on the brink of disaster. Doing the right thing means risking everything to change the rules of the game. But how much is freedom really worth?
About the Author
Eliot Peper is the author of Cumulus, True Blue, Neon Fever Dream, The Uncommon Series, and Bandwidth, the first novel in the Analog Series. His near-future thrillers have been praised by The Verge, Popular Science, Businessweek, io9, and Ars Technica. Eliot is an editor at Scout and an adviser to entrepreneurs and investors. He has helped build various technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and the Chicago Review of Books; and he has been a speaker at Google, Qualcomm, Future in Review, and the Conference on World Affairs.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book tells an interesting story and really pulls you in later on. The story is written very well without any major issues. The main plot is very intriguing. My only issues come from the writer pushing their political views on the reader. While it could be viewed as creating talking points, it is obvious the writer believes there is no opportunity that what he believes to be fact could be wrong. The other issue is that toward the end of the book, the main character completely switches personality and I would have wanted a little more description into the internal battle that resulted in that. It seemed to occur just a little to easily. Other than those 2 issues, it was a very well written book and the plot/story moved along fantastically.