Heck looked up from the pilot's console with an irritated expression and a raised brow.
"Because they're a little meteor!" Dooly laughed uproariously. Heck shook his head and returned his attention to the console, smiling at the thought of paying Dooly back.
"Tom Bielawski is a bright light in today's dark sea of new writers. His writing gives me hope for the next generation of dreamers. I highly recommend both him and his works." -NYT Bestselling author, Tracy Hickman.
Rigel's Escape is the second installment in The Orion Trilogy, and it not about Earth rocks or tasty meteors. This book picks right up after the conclusion of The Orion Deception, catapulting Heck Thomas into a twisted web of intrigue, corruption, and lies.
The Centaurus Device is the devilish gift that just keeps giving, and everyone wants a piece of it. Heck's ex-partner makes a dramatic return from the dead and wants Heck to step outside. Heck, ready to settle old scores, is only too glad to oblige.
But Heck Thomas could never have imagined what came next.
Old friends return from the dead, new friends disappear, and Heck Thomas is ready to send the whole damned drift across space and time in order to stop the madness.
The year is 2044, and humankind has retreated into the virtual world.
Wade Watts escapes the ugliness of the real world by spending most of the day inside OASIS—the virtual dreamland where you can turn your imagination to reality, the adventure playground where you can visit any of the thousands of existing worlds.
Like all other OASIS users, Wade dreams of finding the Easter egg left by creator James Halliday. Whoever solves Halliday's fiendish riddles and reaches the egg will be granted immense fortune and supreme power in OASIS.
Years pass and millions fail. Over time, players all over the world become erudite of the things Halliday had loved: the 80s pop culture. Among these players is Wade, who is more than happy to simply recite Devo lyrics and play Pac-Man with fellow enthusiasts.
But one day, he comes upon the first Key. Suddenly, the world, which has long been quiet about the Hunt, begins to watch. Thousands of competitors scramble, including a powerful organization that will do anything in order to get to the prize.
For Wade, to survive means to win, but to do so, he will have to stand up and go out into the real world—a place he has long been trying to escape.Wait no more, take action and get this book now!