In 2005, in two Californias divided along seismic fault lines of power and wealth, ex-cop Berry Rydell is assigned to track people down through a maze of Virtual Reality. By the author of Neuromancer. 55,000 first printing. $55,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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: 2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasyÃÂ ÃÂ sister-states of what used to be California. Here theÃÂ ÃÂ millenium has come and gone, leaving in its wakeÃÂ ÃÂ only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, BerryÃÂ ÃÂ Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now workingÃÂ ÃÂ for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is aÃÂ ÃÂ bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsivelyÃÂ ÃÂ snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. ButÃÂ ÃÂ these are no ordinary shades. What you can seeÃÂ ÃÂ through these high-tech specs can make you rich--orÃÂ ÃÂ get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on theÃÂ ÃÂ run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart ofÃÂ ÃÂ DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high.ÃÂ ÃÂ And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash...From the Paperback edition.