Perfect Dark: Initial Vector

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 2005 - Fiction - 350 pages
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The year is 2020: Corporations control everything. In the name of domination, these sprawling organizations have recruited their own military forces to fight clandestine battles against one another---a war fought in the boardrooms and won in the shadows, with the public none the wiser.
Ex--bounty hunter Joanna Dark has unwillingly seen the front lines of this war. Her run-in with dataDyne, the world's most powerful hypercorporation, has left her with a wound that only vengeance can heal. Daniel Carrington, the charismatic founder of the Carrington Institute, has been locked in an ongoing war with dataDyne for years and sees Joanna's deadly skills as the key to victory over their mutual enemy. But Joanna is young and lost, unable to accept her abilities as virtues or fully trust Carrington's intentions.
But when an explosive secret is unearthed---one that could finally bring down the threat of dataDyne once and for all---Joanna finds herself thrust back into the fight, one that brings her face to face with her past . . . and the forces shaping her future.

 

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Rucka does his best to even out plot inconsistencies created by Perfect Dark Zero so that the story and characters effectively connect with Perfect Dark N64. I was very pleased with this book. During the course of the novel we learn, first hand, what the world has become, why hyper corps control it, how Cassadra DeVries became CEO of dataDyne and what led to Cassandra becoming cold-hearted and resentful towards the Carrington Institute. We also experience Jo as she learns to trust Carrington. I really cared for the characters and enjoyed experiencing their sides of the story. Not only that, but people who don't know what Perfect Dark is would still enjoy this sci-fi corrupt business story. Good job, Rucka!  

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Contents

PROLOGUE
9
CHAPTER 1
17
CHAPTER 2
27
CHAPTER 3
35
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 33
CHAPTER 34
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Greg Rucka is an acclaimed thriller novelist and commonly considered to be one of the "Big Three" writers at DC Comics.

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