William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010ís New York Times?bestselling Zero History.
Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteranís benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMCís elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but thereís a job heís supposed to do?a job Flynne didnít know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. Heís supposed to get in their way, edge them back. Thatís all there is to it. Heís offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isnít what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.