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The Dark Net : a novel

by Percy, Benjamin (Author)

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Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away... The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering the... Full description

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Summary: Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away... The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew: Twelve-year-old Hannah -- who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness-- wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people. Lela, a technophobic journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover. Mike Juniper, a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs. And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous. They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains. Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back
Physical Description: xii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780544750333
0544750330
Author Notes: Ben Percy received a BA with Honors from Brown University and an MFA with a teaching fellowship from Southern Illinois University.

Percy has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Marquette University. He currently teaches creative writing at Iowa State University.

He is the author of two novels, Red Moon (forthcoming from Grand Central in 2012), The Wilding (Graywolf, 2010), and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006).

Ben lives in Ames, Iowa, with his wife and two children.

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