Daemon

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Penguin, Jan 8, 2009 - Fiction - 640 pages
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Daniel Suarez's New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is “so frightening even the government has taken note” (Entertainment Weekly).

Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. 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—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined...
 

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DAEMON

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Computer programs left behind by a dying inventor of video games spread dark mischief around the world, pitting gamers and enabled losers against the most powerful government agencies and businesses ... Read full review

One of my recent favorite reads

User Review  - Brent S., Merch Dept. - Borders

I just finished reading the follow-up to this book, and since it's been a year back that I read DAEMON, it's not going to be easy for me to write about why I liked it so much. When I put it down, I ... Read full review

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Contents

Meme Payload
Countermeasures
The
Succubus
Abyss
Sarcophagus
Speaking with the Dead
Hotel Menon

Escalation
Herr Oberstleutnant
In the
The Voice
Opening the Gate
Demo
Honey
Transformation
Sit
Part Two Eight Months Later
Lost in the System
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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

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