More than a decade after a vast section of near-future Los Angeles is disowned by civil authorities and rendered a third-world nation, eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane investigates the theft of a valuable genetically altered sheep at the same time a celebrity client disappears and reappears with no memory of having hired him.
A sequel to Persona finds International Assembly delegate Suyana Spaki climbing the social ranks a year after surviving an attempt on her life only to outmaneuver a political scandal triggered by reluctant journalist Daniel Park, who must risk his life to expose Suyana's secrets.
Shock Pao is the best — in the virtual world of the Slip, there's nothing he can't steal for the right price. Outside of the Slip, though, it's a different story: No degree, no job. So when his ex offers him a job breaking into a corporate databank, he accepts.
Two decades and two major elections after a powerful search engine monopoly pioneers the switch from warring nation-states to a global microdemocracy, three high-ranking political insiders struggle to advance their agendas in the face of increasingly corrupt adversaries.
In an alternate nineteenth-century England where the lower classes emit smoke from their bodies that is believed to reflect wicked natures, three students at an elite boarding school for future leaders make discoveries that could cost them their lives.