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Daemon

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Daemon

By Daniel Suarez

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451228734, 632pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2009

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Description
Daniel Suarez's New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is "so frightening even the government has taken note" (Entertainment Weekly).
Daemons are small computer programs that run silently in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to activate. Only then do they carry out their intended purpose. From printing to buying and selling stocks and much more, they make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable...
When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol's secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose. And to do so, he must uncover what that purpose is...


About the Author
Daniel Suarez is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom(TM), Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, his high-tech and sci-fi thrillers focus on the impact of technology-driven change. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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