Reamde

By Neal Stephenson
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062191496, 1044pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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From the extraordinary Neal Stephenson comes an epic adventure that spans entire worlds, both real and virtual.

The black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, former draft dodger and successful marijuana smuggler Richard Forthrast amassed a small fortune over the years and then increased it a thousandfold when he created T'Rain. A massive, multibillion-dollar, multiplayer online role-playing game, T'Rain now has millions of obsessed fans from the U.S. to China. But a small group of ingenious Asian hackers has just unleashed Reamde a virus that encrypts all of a player's electronic files and holds them for ransom which has unwittingly triggered a war that's creating chaos not only in the virtual universe but in the real one as well. Its repercussions will be felt all around the globe setting in motion a devastating series of events involving Russian mobsters, computer geeks, secret agents, and Islamic terrorists with Forthrast standing at ground zero and his loved ones caught in the crossfire.




About the Author
Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem, and the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World), as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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