The second Richards and Klein novel isn't so much as the partners are split. Richards is in the Reality Realms, cut off from grid access and stuck in his own body trying to find his fellow Fives and get to k52. Complete with a giant soldier teddy bear as company. Reminiscent of Tad Williams' Otherworld, this virtual realm half of the book.
While Otto takes Chures and Valdaire and tries to find a genius hacker who may be the only one that can get them back in to the reality realms before a nuclear strike is called on their housing facility. They just have to survive attacks by a crazed and severely upgraded fellow cyborg soldier of Otto's to do so. And not get killed by Cossacks or Chinese powered armour soldiers, either.
3.5 out of 5