More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Toms drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someones been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and hes offered the incrediblea place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Toms instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, hell become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, hell be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Toms always wantedfriends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action mattersbut what will it cost him?Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaids futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.
Age restriction: 0+
Date added to LitRes: 12 June 2019
Copyright: Gardners Books
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