Daemon

Daniel Suarez
When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to dismantle society and bring about a new world order.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-06-03
So good, if you enjoy cyberpunk, check this book out.
Reviewed: 2014-09-04

Daniel Suarez is offering an ingenious setup for technologically literate people or gamers that starts out very plausible at first. Unfortunately, Suarez goes too far and things just ... don't seem believable any more. Compare the assault on Sobol's mansion and the attack on building 29. In the end, the daemon is more like a true AI than a simple, distributed program—even though we are told otherwise. There's also very little character development in this book.

But it IS a good book. It's highly readable if not very accessible for people without a certain background. Very engaging, especially in the beginning, and truly enjoyable. A bit too close to "I, Robot", "Eagle Eye", or the X-Files episode "Kill Switch" for my liking but, ultimately, it's entertaining if filled with cliches.

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