Halting State: Book summary and reviews of Halting State by Charles Stross

Halting State

by Charles Stross

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Halting State by Charles Stross
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In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both...

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"Starred Review. The effortless transformation of today's technological frustrations into tomorrow's nightmare realities is all too real for comfort." - PW.

"Starred Review. [H]e displays a knack for turning outrageously improbable speculation into certainty in this fast-paced,skillfully constructed computational mirror-maze. " - Kirkus Reviews.

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