By Rod Rees
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062210814, 517pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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The U.S. military created the Demi-Monde to train its soldiers in urban warfare. A virtual world of 30 million inhabitants ruled by cyber-duplicates of some of history's most dangerous psychopathsfrom Grand Inquisitor Torquemada to fanatical Nazi butcher Rudolph Heydrichit is a twisted nightmare and anything but a game. Because if you die inside the Demi-Monde, you die in the Real World.
Now, in the year 2018, something has gone horribly wrong. . . .
The U.S. President's daughter has been lured into this terrifying shadow world and her only hope of rescue is Ella Thomas, an eighteen-year-old student and jazz singer who's never received a day of military training. Somehow she must infiltrate the Demi-Monde and bring the First Daughter out. But Ella is about to discover something the U.S. government does not yet knowthe walls containing the evils of this simulated world are rapidly dissolving . . . and the Real World is in far more danger than anyone could ever imagine.