Out of sight, out of mind.
Due to a fluke of quantum mechanics, no one can remember Nat Morgan for more than a minute after he's gone. It's a useful ability for his career as a CIA agent, even if he has to keep reminding his boss that he exists.
Nat's attempt to steal a quantum chip prototype is thwarted when a former FSB agent, Yelena Semyonova, attempts to steal the same technology for the Russion mob.
Along with a brilliant Iranian physicist who wants to defect, Nat and Yelena must work together to stop a ruthless billionaire from finishing a quantum supercomputer that will literally control the fate of the world.
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Stone's debut is a neat little high-tech thriller that doesn't quite live up to its title. Nat Morgan is a CIA agent with a unique gift (or curse): he doesn't register on his environment. People forget him after a minute, and computers and cameras don't record his presence. He gets involved with beautiful Russian ex-spy Yelena on an apparently simple mission, and she leads Nat into increasingly complicated adventures. The two of them aid a defecting Iranian physicist in stopping the activation of a self-aware quantum supercomputer, the Prophet, that would not only be able to monitor all possible events but could control the future. Most of the book's fun is in watching Nat figure out how to use his "talent" how, for example, did he get the CIA to notice him in the first place? He's an ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers' goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series.
I loved this book!! Sometimes I have a hard time reading science fiction because of all the garbled pretend science, but this book made it understandable and relevant. Really enjoyed it!