He awoke in a body bag, his brain fried, a black hole where his memory should be. If not for the cool carbon-fiber blade concealed in the bones of his arm, he would’ve been dead for sure. But Michael Bishop–a.k.a. Babel, messiah of the Matrix–is back in the game.
Renraku Computer Systems has defied the accords of the Corporate Court. Now they must decipher the secrets of the otaku–and Babel is the technoshaman reborn for the job. But Netwalking in the shadows of the electron jungle means initiation into deadly megacorporate intrigue–and discovering more about Babel’s own team than he fears he should know. As allies become adversaries, Babel breaks through the dreaded black ice security to find a doorway to the future–and signs of a corp war looming on the horizon–one that could destroy the technoworld and beyond…forever.
In this second book of the greatest epic in Shadowrun history–the maelstrom of cyber-magic and political intrigue following President Dunkelzahn’s assassination rages out of control. Ryan Mercury, Dunkelzahn’s secret agent, is torn between his duty and his desire to find a killer. But when a spirit wrongly concludes that Ryan is working for the enemy, he anoints a cyberzombie to carry out a hit of its own. Now with an impressive arsenal of allies, weaponry, and the Dragon Heart, Ryan just might pull off the save of the century–if he doesn’t lose his life first!