Two FBI agents are called to the scene of an unusual murder: a body, a love seat thrown from a window, and a blood-covered suspect who remembers nothing. But the case quickly becomes stranger still, because the suspect is an Integrator, a victim of the deadly disease Haden's Syndrome. Twenty-five years ago Haden's Syndrome ravaged the population, killing millions, altering the brains of some of its survivors, and leaving still other survivors in a state of "lock in," fully aware but completely paralyzed, only able to interact with the world by forming a cerebral link with specially built androids - or the cerebrally altered Integrators. Is the Integrator suspect the killer, or was he being controlled by the real killer?
Lock In is fast-paced, unapologetically science fiction, but highly accessible thanks to its conversational and sharp-witted narrator: Chris Shane, one of the first and most famous locked-in Haden victims, now eager to build a life of his own as an FBI agent. Author John Scalzi, best known for his Hugo Award nominated novel Old Man's War, takes us on a wild trip into a near future that becomes utterly believable. Pay close attention to the prologue - it's the only background you'll get before you're plunged into Shane's world. - Michelle (Sunset)
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