After settling into a new job, new home and new living arrangements, Andersson Dexter has finally found a comfortable life in both the physical and virtual worlds. But that sense of security is blown apart when an explosion rocks Dex’s real-life Nice neighbourhood.
He and his colleagues begin an investigation into a string of seemingly senseless and random vandalism attacks, that remind them all of similar assaults in the simulated world Marionette City. While at first the attacks seem more like a nuisance than a threat, Dex discovers that there are more serious — even fatal — consequences.
As the trail leads Dex closer and closer to home, he is forced to confront the lengths he is willing to go for justice.
|Realism:||Science stretched but possible (possible science of the near future)|
|Setting Type:||Urban (city)|
|Time Period:||2050 - 2099|
Styles & Themes
|Humor:||Moments of levity|
|Inspires Reader to Feel:||Politically or Socially Motivated|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||Significant mystery(ies) are core to driving the story|
|Pacing:||Time to savor, deliberate|
|Physical Action:||Minor and occasional action|
|Political/Social Commentary:||Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level|
|Romance:||Significant romantic themes|