By Andrew Klavan
When Rick misplaced the power to run, he got here one step toward changing into a hero.
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Rick nodded with grim pride. He laid the sport controller apart at the couch and reached for his crutches.
Rick Dial used to be the easiest quarterback Putnam Hills highschool had ever obvious. Unflappable. Unstoppable. quantity 12. but if a automobile coincidence left him crippled, Rick’s lifestyles as he knew it ended. He disavowed his victorious previous. He missed his female friend. He disappeared into his bedroom—and into the sparkling video screen.
But Rick’s uncanny gaming talents have attracted realization. harmful consciousness. govt brokers have exposed a probably devastating cyber-threat: a Russian genius has created a electronic fact known as the world, from which he can input, regulate, and disrupt American computers . . . from transportation to safeguard. The brokers wish Rick, quick-thinking quarterback and gaming grasp, to go into the world and prevent the madman—before he sends the United States into chaos.
Entering the world will provide Rick what he suggestion he’d by no means have back: a physique as powerful and speedy because it used to be ahead of the twist of fate. yet this can be no online game, there aren't any additional lives, and what occurs to Rick within the Realm occurs to Rick’s physique in reality.
Even after Rick is of the same opinion to aid, he can’t shake the feel that he’s being saved at the hours of darkness. Why might a central authority employer act so aggressively? Can someone contained in the Realm be relied on? what percentage others have entered earlier than him . . . and didn't return?
In the culture of Ender’s Game and The Matrix, MindWar is a posh mystery a few doubtless usual youngster who discovers a hidden gift—a reward which may make him a hero . . . or price him everything.
"Edgar Award–winning Klavan’s well-orchestrated fable mystery good points . . . an creative mixture of gaming motion with real-life stakes. With simply the correct cliff-hanger finishing, this trilogy opener indicates promise." —Booklist
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