Monday, June 06, 2011

Pg. 69: Matt Richtel's "Devil's Plaything"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Devil’s Plaything by Matt Richtel.

About the book, from the publisher:
We all keep secrets, but what if someone wasn't just stealing our secrets but changing them ... and our brains?

Journalist Nat Idle is nearly gunned down in Golden Gate Park. He quickly learns it was no random attack. Suddenly, in pursuit of the truth, he's running for his life through the shadows of Silicon Valley, a human lab animal caught in a deadly maze of neurotechnology and institutional paranoia. And his survival rests entirely in the hands of his eighty-five-year-old grandmother, Lane, who's suffering from dementia and can't remember the secret at the heart of the world-changing conspiracy.

Author, technology reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner, Matt Richtel has dreamed up an exquisite nightmare firmly grounded in true science. The future is now, the possibilities endless ... and positively terrifying.
Learn more about the book and author at Matt Richtel's website and blog.

Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times technology journalist and novelist. His first book, Hooked, was a critically acclaimed bestseller. His fiction, like his journalism, focuses on the impact of technology on how people live, behave, and love in the 21st century. He won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his series on distracted driving.

The Page 99 Test: Hooked.

The Page 69 Test: Devil’s Plaything.

--Marshal Zeringue