The New York Times bestseller Daemon unleashed a terrifying technological vision of an all-powerful, malicious computer program. Now, our world is the Daemon's world—unless someone stops it once and for all...
The Daemon is in absolute control, using an expanded network of shadowy operatives to tear apart civilization and build it anew. Even as civil war breaks out in the American Midwest in a wave of nightmarish violence, former detective Pete Sebeck—the Daemon's most powerful, though reluctant, operative—must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a movement designed to protect the new world order.
But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all. In a world of shattered loyalties, collapsing societies, and seemingly endless betrayal, the only thing worth fighting for may be nothing less than the freedom of all humankind.
Bestseller Suarez's sequel to Daemon (2009), in which the late, mad-genius game designer Matthew Sobol launched a cyber war on humanity, surpasses its smart, exciting predecessor. This concluding volume crackles with electrifying action scenes and bristles with intriguing ideas about a frightening, near-future world. Sobol's "bots" continue to roam the Internet, inciting mayhem and siphoning money from worldwide, interconnected megacorporations out to seize control of national governments and enslave the populace. FBI special agent Roy Merritt is dead, but still manages to make a dramatic comeback, while detective Pete Sebeck, thought to be executed in Daemon, rises from the supposed grave to lead the fight against the corporations. What the trademark letters affixed to the title signify is anyone's guess. Those who haven't read Daemon should read it first. The two books combined form the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured.
Freedom(TM) is a shockingly intelligent book with a terrifying prescience - Juarez' speculative vision of the near future is in equal parts startlingly plausible and impossibly cool.
If you haven't read Daemon, the first book in the two-book series, do yourself a favor and do so - although Suarez' writing in the first book is occasionally choppy, the manic stride he reaches by the halfway point persists throughout Freedom(TM).
You'll have a hard time putting either book down; this reviewer tore through Freedom(TM) in just over twenty-four hours.
Second best book I have ever read
This is one of the best books I have ever read and is only topped by "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Great effort was made by the author to be as technically accurate as possible while still keeping the story entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone who takes an interest in contemporary events and the socio-economic climate we live in.
So many plot twists and turns, great characters. Never ending action. What’s not to like?