Lock In Lock In
Book 1 - Lock In

Lock In

A Novel of the Near Future

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Publisher Description

A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, 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 worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's 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 "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.

But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected.

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At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2014
August 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
598.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Luceagain ,

Excellent

What a fun, interesting, and thought provoking read. I did notice a few edits. Using she and me instead of she and I. Happened twice. Still a good read and I'll buy another book.

Butterwaffle ,

Disappointed

While Scalzi's play on virtual reality was interesting and well-done, I found myself put off by the constant moralizing about how awful it is when the government doesn't just take care of everyone the way the author feels it should. Ultimately that made it feel like an especially whiny CSI episode set in the future.

Tonysm ,

Great read!

I have looked forward to reading this book since I first heard it was being published. It was worth the wait! The book was an easy read, but the computer stuff left me a little confused. Must be my age! I found myself eager to finish it, but regret that I read it so fast that the end of the book came too quickly. I would read one page at a sitting just to drag it out, it was that good.
Read it, you won't be disappointed.

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