Pariah

Lost Luggage Studios LLC
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In the near future, the Internet experience becomes much more immersive, graphically presenting all information in avatar-driven virtual cities.

Neil Roberts, a computer programmer for the largest security software provider on the planet, breaks his normal routine when he stops in a bar and witnesses a murder. His once boring life changes drastically when, through a twist of fate and a realization that his life has no purpose beyond his job, he leaves the scene of the crime and becomes a prime suspect.

Neil's life then shifts from protecting people and companies to becoming that which he most despised... a hacker.

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About the author

Jamie earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Computer Science and worked for a small software company in Tampa for eight years before moving to Maine to pursue his own projects. He currently works for a company he started with his brother Paul, Lost Luggage Studios. His interests include computers, writing, photography, and designing worlds he'd rather live in.

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Publisher
Lost Luggage Studios LLC
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Published on
Nov 22, 2010
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Pages
212
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ISBN
9781936489039
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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