http://jessicaconoley.com/tag/quincy-market/ Book: Lock In
enter Author: John Scalzi
Misoprostol in Canada Genre: science fiction
What it’s about: Rookie FBI Agent Chris Shane has to deal with a grumpy partner, a career-changing case, and assassination attempts– and that’s just in the first week on the job! Chris Shane is no stranger to challenges, though, considering Shane is one of the nearly five million Americans who has been “Locked In”– that is, someone who is conscious but entirely unable to move or respond to outside stimuli. “Lock In” or Haden’s Syndrome is the rare but devastating side effect of a flu-like virus that sweeps the globe in the near future. Most recover, some die, but a select, unlucky few get Haden’s. But humans are nothing if not adaptive and develop solutions to the Haden problem: personal robotic bodies called “Threeps,” a virtual community that allows Hadens to live relatively normal lives, and Integrators, people who have special neural networks that allow them to host a Hadens consciousness briefly in their own body.
When Chris and fellow FBI agent Leslie Vann are called in to investigate a suspected murder that somehow involves Hadens things get tricky fast, because not only is the suspect a missing person, he’s also an Integrator– which means this case might be a lot more complicated than it first appears.