By Andrew Klavan
When Rick misplaced the facility to run, he got here one step toward turning into a hero.
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Rick nodded with grim pride. He laid the sport controller apart at the couch and reached for his crutches.
Rick Dial was once the easiest quarterback Putnam Hills highschool had ever visible. Unflappable. Unstoppable. quantity 12. but if a vehicle coincidence left him crippled, Rick’s lifestyles as he knew it ended. He disavowed his positive earlier. He missed his female friend. He disappeared into his bedroom—and into the gleaming video screen.
But Rick’s uncanny gaming talents have attracted consciousness. harmful consciousness. govt brokers have exposed a very likely devastating cyber-threat: a Russian genius has created a electronic truth known as the world, from which he can input, keep an eye on, and disrupt American desktops . . . from transportation to protection. The brokers wish Rick, quick-thinking quarterback and gaming grasp, to go into the area and prevent the madman—before he sends the United States into chaos.
Entering the area will provide Rick what he concept he’d by no means have back: a physique as powerful and quickly because it used to be earlier than the coincidence. yet this is often no online game, there aren't any additional lives, and what occurs to Rick within the Realm occurs to Rick’s physique in reality.
Even after Rick is of the same opinion to assist, he can’t shake the experience that he’s being stored at midnight. Why could a central authority service provider act so aggressively? Can someone contained in the Realm be depended on? what percentage others have entered earlier than him . . . and didn't return?
In the culture of Ender’s Game and The Matrix, MindWar is a posh mystery a couple of doubtless traditional teen who discovers a hidden gift—a present which could make him a hero . . . or rate him everything.
"Edgar Award–winning Klavan’s well-orchestrated myth mystery positive aspects . . . an creative mixture of gaming motion with real-life stakes. With simply the precise cliff-hanger finishing, this trilogy opener indicates promise." —Booklist
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