Jim may flirt, but Lucy is the woman he wants. That she’s pretty is a bonus, but her intelligence is what really turns him on. Yet he can’t seem to break through her defenses the way Loverboy can.
Jim and Lucy collaborate and compete as they live their lives in Horizon, Kansas, a major center for high-tech research now that a devastating earthquake in California has prompted a wholesale relocation of Silicon Valley to a more geologically stable region. The imagined world Jim and Lucy inhabit is filled with flat-screen TV’s, instant messaging, movies-on-demand, electric cars, heart-healthy restaurant menus and Velcro-closing diapers—none of which actually existed when the book was written and published. But life for these two high-tech geniuses gets a lot more complicated when Lucy realizes she loves someone who can only connect with her through her computer, and when an orphaned survivor of the California earthquake shows up in Horizon announcing she’s Jim’s daughter.