Crux

Crux

Book - 2015
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Finalist for the 2014 Prometheus Award.

Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5.  The world is a different, more dangerous place. 
 
In the United States, the terrorists - or freedom fighters - of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed at the President and his allies. In Washington DC, a government scientist, secretly addicted to Nexus, uncovers more than he wants to know about the forces behind the assassinations, and finds himself in a maze with no way out.

In Thailand, Samantha Cataranes has found peace and contentment with a group of children born with Nexus in their brains. But when forces threaten to tear her new family apart, Sam will stop at absolutely nothing to protect the ones she holds dear.
 
In Vietnam, Kade and Feng are on the run from bounty hunters seeking the price on Kade's head, from the CIA, and from forces that want to use the back door Kade has built into Nexus 5.  Kade knows he must stop the terrorists misusing Nexus before they ignite a global war between human and posthuman. But to do so, he'll need to stay alive and ahead of his pursuers.
 
And in Shanghai, a posthuman child named Ling Shu will go to dangerous and explosive lengths to free her uploaded mother from the grip of Chinese authorities.
 
The first blows in the war between human and posthuman have been struck.  The world will never be the same.

File Under :   Science Fiction  [ Stage 2 | Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? | Mind Games | Upgrading... ]


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada 2015
ISBN: 9780857665515
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2015

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ChristchurchLib Jun 09, 2016

Just six months after the release of Nexus 5, a nano-drug that enables communication by linking minds, society teeters on the brink of chaos. While the Post-Human Liberation Front hijacks the brains of ordinary people and transforms them into unwitting assassins, agents from the ERD (Emerging Research Directorate) attempt to locate and eliminate the software that makes Nexus possible. Meanwhile, scientist Kaden Lane must decide whether to protect his creation or assist in its destruction. For the full experience of this highly connected futuristic world, start at the beginning of the series with Nexus; the suspenseful, thought-provoking trilogy concludes with the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Apex.

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May 27, 2015

I loved this. The premise is wide open and outstanding. Who knows what the future and technology will hold? Horrifying, on time, and well done.

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