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Dex investigates Reuben’s online activities, sneaking into forums for multis and encountering a multi activist.
Designer Ivy Velasquez hires independent investigator Andersson Dexter to search for the killer of her “multi” – her illicit online identity, Reuben Cobalt.
Andersson Dexter: Book One
Ever wish things were different?
Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. In the 3D virtual world Marionette City, you can be anything you want — but everyone still knows who you are. Driven by her desire for a new life, Ivy takes her future in her hands when she makes another identity for herself. A brilliant designer, Ivy works for one of the huge firms which control the online system the world relies upon for both business and pleasure. But one day, Ivy discovers that her alternate self, Reuben Cobalt, had been murdered.
Since alternate identities are forbidden by the firms which control access to the nets and to M City, Ivy has nowhere to turn — until she finds Andersson Dexter. Part private eye, part vigilante and part cop, Dex sets out to uncover Reuben’s killer. Since the firms control almost every aspect of life, including law and order, justice for average people comes only at the hands of the outlaw organization to which Dex belongs.
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Coming in January 2010, Self Made, the new science fiction novel from M. Darusha Wehm, author of the Parsec Award-nominated novel Beautiful Red.
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