by Joseph Rein


by Joseph Rein



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In the individual, virtual-reality-like mind space of Youtopia, "Immersers" can live in their own perfect world, but chaos ensues when an Immerser is murdered inside his Youtopia.

> WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Best Techno-Thriller

FBI Special Agent Anabel Downer, one of the Bureau's best, is assigned to the case. In her investigations of the mysterious murder, she interviews Youtopia's staunchest supporters and naysayers, and gathers clues about the seedier sides of Immerser life.

Along the way, she encounters her own troubled past, and questions herself what is real. As the killer escalates his efforts, Ana must confront not only the hardest case of her life, but also her own demons.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first intriguing installment in the "Youtopia" series of techno-thriller/sci-fi/crime adventures, which, though fiction, seems all too possible in the real world... real soon.

"Youtopia... will leave you with your jaw on the floor... an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have you questioning what is and isn't real... This is one of the best sci-fi books I have ever had the pleasure to read, something very different in the genre..." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Anne-Marie Reynolds (5 STARS)

"...every moment is filled with suspense and intrigue from the start. Rein's masterful storytelling drew me into a gripping narrative... highly original but also realistically executed..." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)

"Youtopia is a fun, exciting, and, most importantly, thought-provoking read... This is a unique premise for a novel and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend this read." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 STARS)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940179131373
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/08/2024
Series: Youtopia
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Joseph Rein is the author of the short story collection Roads without Houses (2018), which was nominated for numerous literary prizes. His short fiction has appeared in over twenty journals, magazines, and anthologies worldwide, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is also a screenwriter and critical essayist. His second feature-length film, Who Killed Cooper Dunn? (2022), was featured on Showtime and other streaming platforms. He wrote, produced, and acted in multiple other short festival films, and has two feature-length projects in pre-production. He is currently a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. When not writing or reading, he can be found hiking with his wife Jessica, playing cribbage, or recovering from various small injuries inflicted by his four children.

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