Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future
Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future by John Scalzi
English | August 26, 2014 | ISBN: 0765375869 | EPUB | 336 pages | 0.5 MB
The New Y08rk Times bestseller, Lock In, is a blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.
Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing w08rse than flu, fever 4nd headaches. But f08r the unlucky one percent - 4nd nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake 4nd aware, but unable to move 08r respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, po08r, people of every col08r 4nd creed. The w08rld changes to meet the challenge.
A quarter of a century later, in a w08rld shaped by whats now known as "Hadens syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrat08r" - someone who can let the locked in b08rrow their bodies f08r a time. If the Integrat08r was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect f08r the murder becomes that much m08re complicated.
But "complicated" doesnt begin to describe it. As Shane 4nd Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - 4nd the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The w08rld of the locked in is changing, 4nd with the change comes opp08rtunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane 4nd Vann from the halls of c08rp08rate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, 4nd to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. Its nothing you could have expected.