Borderless

Eliot Peper

Book - 2018

"Exiled from Washington after a covert operation gone wrong, Diana is building a new life as a freelance spy, though her obsessive secrecy is driving away the few friends and allies she can count on. When she's hired to investigate the world's leading techno capitalist, she unknowingly accepts an assignment with a dark ulterior purpose. Navigating a labyrinth of cutouts and false fronts, Diana discovers a plot to nationalize the global feed. As tech and politics speed toward a cat...astrophic reckoning, Diana must reconcile the sins of her past with her dreams of tomorrow. How she deploys the secrets in her arsenal will shape the future of a planet on the brink of disaster. Doing the right thing means risking everything to change the rules of the game. But how much is freedom really worth?" -- Amazon.

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Series
Peper, Eliot. Analog ; 2.
Subjects
Genres
Fiction
Science fiction
Spy stories
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : 47North [2018]
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Bandwidth.
Physical Description
pages cm
ISBN
9781503904729
1503904725
1503904733
9781503904736
Main Author
Eliot Peper (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Peper returns to the future of the feed—"the information infrastructure upon which the world was built"—in this taut cyberthriller follow-up to Bandwidth. Lobbyist turned activist Dag Calhoun, the previous protagonist, now has a role supporting Diana, his lover and a top intelligence operative. Her mentor, Beltway strategist Helen, asks her to dredge up dirt on the San Francisco–based Commonwealth, the corporate owners of the feed and the curators of its global data stream. Although unquestioningly obedient at first, Diana is appalled to discover that Helen has manipulated her to facilitate a political coup through which she hopes to nationalize Commonwealth and the feed in the name of American sovereignty. Diana's subterfuges to counter Helen's play out mostly through discussions in boardrooms and governmental offices, but what they lack in dynamic action they make up for in clock-ticking suspense as she and her confederates scramble to make the necessary pieces fall into place. Readers will find that this novel's near-future scenario resonates resoundingly with present-day headlines about net neutrality and global dependence on the internet, and the adventure story is satisfying. (Nov.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Information is power, and whoever controls the feed rules the world in this all-too-plausible follow-up to the science fiction thriller Bandwidth.Exiled from Washington after a covert operation gone wrong, Diana is building a new life as a freelance spy, though her obsessive secrecy is driving away the few friends and allies she can count on. When she's hired to investigate the world's leading techno capitalist, she unknowingly accepts an assignment with a dark ulterior purpose. Navigating a labyrinth of cutouts and false fronts, Diana discovers a plot to nationalize the global feed.As tech and politics speed toward a catastrophic reckoning, Diana must reconcile the sins of her past with her dreams of tomorrow. How she deploys the secrets in her arsenal will shape the future of a planet on the brink of disaster. Doing the right thing means risking everything to change the rules of the game. But how much is freedom really worth?