A man who can't die must learn the secret of death from the woman he loves when she is reborn in the mortal world. Dom Artifex watched the woman he loved give up her undying body in exchange for passage into a land beyond death. Dom was afraid to follow her, and he despairs of ever seeing her again, until he discovers that a strange connection remains between them.This connection binds Dom to each of his love's reincarnations on Earth. Her latest reincarnation is Emmie Bridges, a girl born in the Silicon Valley of the near future.Emmie grows up to become a designer of virtual worlds in a society shaped by pervasive virtual reality technology and the global alternet information network. When Emmie's beloved mentor is assassinated, leaving Emmie in possession of a mysterious manuscript that Dom believes contains the secret of death, Dom makes contact with Emmie in an effort to obtain both her trust and the manuscript.Despite Dom's efforts to protect Emmie, the assassin is now looking for her and will stop at nothing to keep the manuscript secret. Emmie must retrace the steps of her past reincarnations through worlds both real and virtual to uncover the secret Dom seeks.After half an hour of Emmie ooh-ing and aah-ing over Owena#39;s portfolio, the barista came over and asked them if they could make a little less of a scene. ... You have full surround audio, right? ... aIa#39;ll map the manual escape to your thumbs?
|Publisher||:||Mary Audrey Hampden - 2011-11-22|