The underground resistance movement from Day Zero returns to navigate the perils of emergent AI and an authoritarian state, in this gritty, high-tech thriller set in the world of Watch Dogs®: Legion
London is still going to hell, even with Albion on the back foot, but Olly and Ro are hard at work finding allies for DedSec and taking down the bad guys. When a job goes awry, they end up doxxed, on the run, and in serious trouble. Bagley, the DedSec AI, gets involved and discovers someone new, someone just like him… another ghost in the machine. Frenemy hacktivist network, 404, tips them off that since terminating the ambitious plan to digitize human consciousness, Project Daybreak, DedSec has become the target for a new player in London. Looks like Project Daybreak isn’t as dead as they thought, and neither are those who died with it.
STEWART HOTSTON lives in Reading, UK. After completing a PhD in theoretical physics, Stewart now spends his days working in high finance. He has had numerous short stories published as well as three novels, including the political thriller Tangle’s Game. When not writing or working, Stewart is a senior instructor at the School of the Sword and Team GB member in the HEMA categories of Rapier and Rapier & Dagger.
“If you want something that'll offer both a thoughtful take on where we are currently heading, but with some thrills (and even a couple of heroics!) and a fast pace, then this is the novel you are looking for.”
– The Middle Shelf, on Tangle’s Game
“Hotston gives us a pacey, globe-trotting narrative packed with incident and the characters are fun.”
– Scifi and Scary, on Tangle’s Game
“An unflinching look at the future of humans and AI. Equal parts compelling and disturbing.”
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