Ander Raleigh is trying to recover from the grief of losing his identical twin brother, Ben. Julia Fehr, is a rebellious Amish teen with a troubled past. Through an unlikely series of events the two find their fate and their survival irreversibly entwined. Before dying, Ander’s brother downloaded his thoughts and memories from his in-brain computer system to Charon CorporaAnder Raleigh is trying to recover from the grief of losing his identical twin brother, Ben. Julia Fehr, is a rebellious Amish teen with a troubled past. Through an unlikely series of events the two find their fate and their survival irreversibly entwined. Before dying, Ander’s brother downloaded his thoughts and memories from his in-brain computer system to Charon Corporation. An icon of high tech, the company creates a virtual rendition of the deceased loved one based on the donor’s life experience. The artificial intellect, a quasicog, allows Ander to speak to a simulated version of his brother, qBen. A great solace at first, Ander realizes that something is very wrong. With Charon’s stock soaring, its success is mysteriously hinged on a trade secret that torments his virtual brother. As Ander begins to penetrate the company’s sinister intentions, the corporation indentifies him as a threat. Soon the very hallmarks of Ander’s modern identity – his implants, his connectivity, his access to information – are turned against him. By chance, Julia’s expulsion from her community leads to her accidentally interfering with Charon’s initial attempts to eliminate Ander. As a result, both become targets of a corporation that will stop at nothing to preserve its power and dark secrets. Racing through a gauntlet of threats, they are forced to face their personal demons to survive. Each in their in own right must decide what it is to live, to die, and to love in a world where the distinction between life and death has become blurred. The answer will determine the fate of millions. Projecting forward from our modern society’s frenetic tendencies, the dawning reality of the singularity, and a growing anxiety about large corporation’s access and influence, this book grapples with a future when a person’s mind and body become a malleable commodity. When a person is defined by their information, who owns it, and where is the line between the individual and the company? In a world where change is the new norm, this futuristic thriller addresses timeless questions of what it means to be human. ...
|Title||:||Limbo (Charon Series Book 1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||430 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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