One man has a daring plan to rescue them.
One problem: Who will rescue him?
Alek Grey makes a living attacking network firewalls to test their security. When he is called in after one of his programs is used to infiltrate a digital "think tank" called Cyberdrome, he learns that his own father has become trapped in neural interface with the system, unable to be removed without risk of brain damage.
When an attempted rescue mission goes horribly wrong, trapping his ex-fiancée as well, he guesses that these events may have been triggered by the emergence of a smarter-than-human intelligence inside Cyberdrome, possibly giving rise to the long-feared, "Technological Singularity." Alek knows of only one way to rescue the people he loves, but will he risk all of humanity to save them?
Joseph Rhea is a scientist, science fiction author, computer game designer, and believer in moving humanity forward, not backward. Advised by his high school English teacher to pursue a life of writing, he instead chose a career in engineering and science, driven by a need to explore the world and help create new technologies. Now he has come full circle and is using that experience to become a new voice in realistic science fiction. Learn more at JosephRhea.com
David Rhea is a mechanical special effects artist in Southern California. He has spent the past 30 years building mechanical creatures, simulators, people movers, boat ride systems, and numerous forms of special effects for the entertainment industry and major theme parks around the country. In his spare time he builds 3D computer models and landscapes from scratch, and also creates amazing science fiction book covers for his brother. Learn more at DaveRhea.net