Publishers Weekly say: "[A]n ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series."
Out of sight, out of mind.
In the near future, a fluke of quantum mechanics renders Nat Morgan utterly forgettable. No one can remember he exists for more than a minute after he's gone. It's a useful ability for his career as a CIA agent, even if he has to keep reminding his boss that he exists.
Nat's attempt to steal a quantum chip prototype is thwarted when a former FSB agent, Yelena Semyonova, attempts to steal the same technology for the Russion mob.
Along with a brilliant Iranian physicist who wants to defect, Nat and Yelena must work together to stop a ruthless billionaire from finishing a quantum supercomputer that will literally control the fate of the world.
"[A]n ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series."—Publishers Weekly
"The strongest section of the novel follows Morgan’s childhood and the difficulties of navigating a world in which he effectively doesn’t exist."—Booklist
"In addition to telling a great adventure tale, Stone explores what it means to belong to a community, the nature of free will and the importance of autonomy."—The Dailey News of Galveston County
About the work of Eric James Stone:
“[O]ne of the most interesting writers of the decade. . . .”—Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
“The author creates a clever plot and characters worth rooting for, all leading to an exciting climax.”—Tangent Online
“This one has the feel of a classic . . . a must read.”—SF Site
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - publiusdb - LibraryThing
It's been a couple years since I discovered Eric James Stone's short stories. They are clever, witty, and seeded by unique ideas that meld science and the human experience. Whether its a story about ... Read full review
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Nat has a very special talent: people and computers forget him a minute after he stops interacting with them. He uses this talent for the CIA, until on one mission he meets a beautiful Russian spy ... Read full review