In this book, the entertaining narrative minefield pops with surprises and grim echoes of our present, keeping the pages turning..."
"In this book, the narrator is a sort of word detective, searching for meaning in a geography of literary noir. The book has a deep focus and meaning – both what is real and what is important to a life as fragile as ours in this earth...Jonah Kruvant has done a fine job here in setting up a book that works on many levels and that draws the reader into a form of genre fiction that is not what it at first seems to be.”
—Darcey Steinke, author of Sister Golden Hair
In a futuristic American society where all citizens have computerized chips in their brains and insert needles into their veins to enter a virtual reality, Victor Vale leads a fairly typical life. He is an officer of the law with greater ambitions, a family man, and a dutiful citizen of the Nation. Yet when The Chief assigns him a case to go undercover and expose a community of illegal “creators,” Victor finds himself strangely compelled to write. For the first time, he starts to question the world around him, and becomes involved in a web of lies, uncertain of whom to trust, and unable to distinguish between virtualism and reality. As he searches for answers, Victor slowly begins to unravel hidden truths about the world, and even uncovers an astonishing secret from his own past.