Over the next twenty-five year’s technology is developed to help Hayden suffers interact with the world. Medical pods are developed to keep their paralyzed bodies safe, a virtual world is created for Haden suffers to inhabit, robotic bodies are made to allow them to interact with the physical world and a new profession called “Integrators” emerges, an integrator can rent out their bodies to Hayden suffers allowing them to experience sensations they could not in a robotic body.
Chris Shane FBI agent and Hayden sufferer has been paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann to investigate a murder involving an integrator suspect who had let out his body at the time of the murder, which should be impossible as an integrator can eject a user if they choose to.
The government is under pressure to reduce the amount of money spent on Hayden issues and tension is high between the Hayden infected and non-infected. As the government withdraws services private organisations step in to make a quick profit.
The main characters Chris and Leslie are well drawn and interesting and the plot is well thought out and well-paced. If you are a fan of police procedural/ mysteries, it’s a good read.
Title: Lock In
Author: John Scalzi
Recommended by Murray L, Devonport Library
Murray L enjoys horror, sci-fi, fantasy and mystery books.